Poetry: Dream Bird by Erin Williamson

Erin Williamson’s “Dream Bird” is an exceptional display by a new poet: a fantasy of warriors and  feathers, of getting lost in a landscape’s leering masculinity. “This is just a dream,” the speaker says. “So real. So real.”   Dream…

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The Plight of the Emerging Writer by Jiwon Choi

As a platform focused on uplifting the emerging and new poets entering out community, we’ve had many discussions about our complicated relationship with the word “emerging.” Jiwon Choi’s interview-essay hybrid here explores the weight and worry of the term beautifully,…

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Poet in the Mirror: Charles Kell

We’re so proud to share some insight into the lives and hearts of today’s poets with our Poet In The Mirror series. This week, Charles Kell—author of the debut Cage of Lit Glass from Autumn House Press—graciously reveals his favorite and…

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Poetry: Here by Mónica Gomery

Mónica Gomery’s “Here” feels as if it must be a prose poem—the rolling sentences and stacked syntax reveal the enormity of what can’t be said, the enormity of trying to say what can’t be said. Touch the flowers at the memorial, instead.…

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