Body of a Poem: Genrequeer and Genderqueer in Alabama

Body of a Poem: Genrequeer and Genderqueer in Alabama

Most of the jokes I hear about Alabama from my Northern liberal friends have nothing to do with the gorgeous, fierce resistance that I see...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Sade Murphy

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Sade Murphy

What have you been reading, watching, or listening to lately? What new or emerging writer do you want the world to know about? I’m in...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Lauren Russell

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Lauren Russell

What do you think is the most significant impact social media has had on the poetry world recently?  At the same time that social media...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Lauren Yates

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Lauren Yates

Do you feel that your writing is necessarily assumed to be autobiographical? How do you feel about this assumption? The vast majority of my writing is...

Report from the Field: My MFA Career as a Recovering Prestige Fiend

Report from the Field: My MFA Career as a Recovering Prestige Fiend

Nearly a decade ago, I made a critical career decision to divest my life from academic institutions that didn’t value me. As a woman of...

Self Censored: When Writing is Not Right

Self Censored: When Writing is Not Right

I stopped jumping in and out of trouble. Once, it was a moving car, my father pissed; the walk home slow and only mildly treacherous....

The Intensity of The Reader: Reading as a Guest / a Thief in the Classroom / in the Wreckage

The Intensity of The Reader: Reading as a Guest / a Thief in the Classroom / in the Wreckage

The Intensity of The Reader: Reading as a Guest / a Thief in the Classroom / in the Wreckage   “I want a heart-broken university....

ROUNDTABLE: POLICING THE OTHER IN THE LITERARY WORLD

ROUNDTABLE: POLICING THE OTHER IN THE LITERARY WORLD

This conversation, moderated by Hoa Nguyen, took place on March 29, 2015. Hoa sent out a preliminary list of questions meant to spark the conversation,...