Tag: fiction

#TPQ5: SAMUEL ADEYEMI

#TPQ5: SAMUEL ADEYEMI
What will Samuel Adeyemi include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

POETRY IN CINEMA: YOU WERE LOST AND GONE FOREVER, OH MY DARLING

POETRY IN CINEMA: YOU WERE LOST AND GONE FOREVER, OH MY DARLING

Their flaws are immediate; “I’m a vindictive little bitch truth be told” she tells him. While he ruminates that he falls in love with anyone who gives him attention. – Jessica Mookherjee

“WHICH REQUIRES ME TO BEND LANGUAGE TO MY WILL” – TALK TO ME: TAYLOR BYAS

“WHICH REQUIRES ME TO BEND LANGUAGE TO MY WILL” – TALK TO ME: TAYLOR BYAS

I absolutely code switch because there isn’t an aspect of my life that doesn’t request that sort of labor from me. It’s built into my life, and therefore it manifests in my poetry. – Taylor Byas

REVIEW: IF YOU DISCOVER A FIRE — SHAUN ROBINSON (BRICK BOOKS)

REVIEW: IF YOU DISCOVER A FIRE — SHAUN ROBINSON (BRICK BOOKS)

You start in one place—a forest on fire, a restaurant where you’re stacking individual creamers into a tower, falling in love wearing colorful pants—and by the end, you realize you’ve run into yourself.

#TPQ5: GAIA RAJAN

#TPQ5: GAIA RAJAN
What will Gaia Rajan include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
@gaia_writes ‪@Nic_Sealey ‬ ‪@fannychoir ‬ ‪@carmenmmachado ‬ ‪@mfernandespoet ‬

YELLOW JOURNALISM: QUIET, GRIT & GLORY – RICKY RAY (BROKEN SLEEP BOOKS)

YELLOW JOURNALISM: QUIET, GRIT & GLORY – RICKY RAY (BROKEN SLEEP BOOKS)

Many of the pieces in this book challenged me, while some baffled me, others stirred tears I frequently wipe while composing this review.

#TPQ5: RILEY DANVERS

#TPQ5: RILEY DANVERS
What will Riley Danvers include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: LATE SUMMER FLOWERS – JULIAN DAY (ANSTRUTHER PRESS)

REVIEW: LATE SUMMER FLOWERS – JULIAN DAY (ANSTRUTHER PRESS)

Yes, it really is just a ravine, but Day shares the significance of the place, the things that happened there. Place of sport and suicide. Place of celebration.

REVIEW: FOEVERHAUS – KAILEY TEDESCO (WHITE STAG PUBLISHING)

REVIEW: FOEVERHAUS – KAILEY TEDESCO (WHITE STAG PUBLISHING) – review by Kristin Garth

There is a candy-coated communion of saints inside these poems that encapsulates the terror of treats of childhood.  A “peppermint Jesus” and “cinnamon virgin” cohabitate in these pages with the Bloody Mary.

#TPQ5: DAVID HANLON

#TPQ5: DAVID HANLON
What will David Hanlon include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

POETRY IN CINEMA: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

POETRY IN CINEMA: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

The long drawn out arguments over life and death, over decisions of who to love – are almost meaningless in the ‘heat of the moment’ and when faced with imminent destruction.

REVIEW: IR /RATIONAL – KALEB TUTT (ROARING JUNIOR PRESS)

REVIEW: IR /RATIONAL – KALEB TUTT (ROARING JUNIOR PRESS)

If you have ever wondered if “that” one in a million situation could happen, Tutt has opened the floor for its discussion. – Bradley Galimore

REVIEW: WOUND FROM THE MOUTH OF A WOUND – TORRIN A. GREATHOUSE (MILKWEED EDITIONS)

REVIEW: WOUND FROM THE MOUTH OF A WOUND – TORRIN A. GREATHOUSE (MILKWEED EDITIONS)

it is of value, why try to fix the other parts, “…make them/more normal”? Would it be better to embrace the body in its natural state? – Martha Warren

POWER OF POETRY #127: ANNE FRICKE

POWER OF POETRY #127: ANNE FRICKE

Sometimes the moments are tense, and the uncomfortable stretching and growing of the audience are palpable. Other times, the open-hearted connections embrace the poet with unshakable support.

POETRY IN CINEMA: THESE HUMANS ARE EXTRAS, EXTRA HUMANS

POETRY IN CINEMA: THESE HUMANS ARE EXTRAS, EXTRA HUMANS

However, there may well be a responsibility in the storyteller to carry the world’s stories. As Wings of Desire shows who bares witness makes all the difference to the end of the story. – Jessica Mookherjee

#TPQ5: KATE (8) VAN PETTEN

#TPQ5: KATE (8) VAN PETTEN
What will Kate (8) Van Petten include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: ELECTRIC SARCASM – DIMITRA IOANNOU (UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE)

REVIEW: ELECTRIC SARCASM – DIMITRA IOANNOU (UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE)

Electric Sarcasm is an elegy faithful to the Greek root of the word; a lament for Greece, a country so important for its ancient ruins, facing financial ruin.

#TPQ5: COLLIN JONES

#TPQ5: COLLIN JONES
What will Collin Jones include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: WOUND FROM THE MOUTH OF A WOUND – TORRIN A. GREATHOUSE (MILKWEED EDITIONS)

REVIEW: WOUND FROM THE MOUTH OF A WOUND – TORRIN A. GREATHOUSE (MILKWEED EDITIONS)

Her poems don’t just show the reader these issues, they pull the reader into them, making them wear them like a skin.

#TPQ5: TYLER PENNOCK

#TPQ5: TYLER PENNOCK
What will Tyler Pennock include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: SPECTRUM OF FLIGHT – DAVID HANLON (ANIMAL HEART PRESS)

REVIEW: SPECTRUM OF FLIGHT – DAVID HANLON (ANIMAL HEART PRESS)

Utilizing the layout of text on the page, suggestive titles and clever wordplay, he creates an intricate narrative that enhances the reading experience.

S1/EP7: Closing Remarks. (Part I)

I listened to a song that made me think of you.
An album I hadn’t heard later,
I feel like I knew you better than when
I invested time in knowing you.

S1/EP6: Gray Areas & Silver Linings.

What happens when you wonder,
If to be with someone
Means just putting up with each other,
Or finding another person
Who thinks about these things too,
As you both say nothing,
And simply exist
In this gray area?

#TPQ5: JORY MICKELSON

#TPQ5: JORY MICKELSON
What will Jory Mickelson include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: AT FIRST & THEN – DANIELLE ROSE (BLACK LAWRENCE PRESS)

REVIEW: AT FIRST & THEN – DANIELLE ROSE (BLACK LAWRENCE PRESS)

if Rose decided to give a craft talk on titles alone, I would slam my fist, fanning with twenties, on the table and scream, “Here, take my money!” – Lannie Stabile

POETRY IN CINEMA: IT’S NOT AN EASY THING TO MEET YOUR MAKER

POETRY IN CINEMA: IT’S NOT AN EASY THING TO MEET YOUR MAKER – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

This week I tackle the poetry in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and specifically the use of William Blake’s poem, America: A Prophecy.

S1/EP5: After Glow.

Moisturized and slightly,
Smoother than silk…
Oil slick,
Is the spot in which I bask
In my after glow.
Your satisfaction in tow,

REVIEW: LIFE IN SPACE – GALINA RYMBU ( TR. JOAN BROOKS) (UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE/AFTER HOURS EDITIONS)

REVIEW: LIFE IN SPACE – GALINA RYMBU ( TR. JOAN BROOKS) (UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE/AFTER HOURS EDITIONS)

Sex is set against a backdrop of war and politics, so devoid of emotion and joy you can “count the bites and hickeys from dead lovers.” 

S1/EP4: Told. (After…)

You told me:
“We are each other.
We exist with one another…
In our current and past lives…
We will always be together.”

REVIEW: THE TALES OF FLAXIE CHAR – ELIZABETH HORNER TURNER (DANCING GIRL PRESS)

REVIEW: THE TALES OF FLAXIE CHAR – ELIZABETH HORNER TURNER (DANCING GIRL PRESS)

“…explores the line between the fantastical and insanity in a woman pushed to the brink by tragedy…”

REVIEW: THE TALE OF TURKISH CARPET – JACQUELINE SAPHRA (BAD BETTY PRESS)

REVIEW: THE TALE OF TURKISH CARPET – JACQUELINE SAPHRA (BAD BETTY PRESS)

The poem is a great tale of how we ‘interpret’ other people’s lives when we go to other’s cultures and yet might forget the constraints on our own, thinking them normal. Until – it all gets too much. 

#TPQ5: ALLISON BIRD TREACY

#TPQ5: ALLISON BIRD TREACY
What will Allison Bird Treacy include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: LINDSEY HEATHERLY

#TPQ5: LINDSEY HEATHERLY
What will Lindsey Heatherly include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

S1/EP3: ºC.

In front of the sink,
Move your toothbrush
And look up into the mirror.
Let me embarrass my mother in ways
She hopes to never have to discuss…
Or at least never imagined to.

WOMEN WRITERS OVER 30: REVIEW: LARARIUM – RAY BALL (VARIANT LIT)

WOMEN WRITERS OVER 30: REVIEW: LARARIUM – RAY BALL (VARIANT LIT)

She says “snakes always my company” and just like Medusa she apparently has the power to elicit stoicism in her father. In this way, she is taking some of the power back from her father in their difficult relationship. However, also just like Medusa she is mortal, as seen in the line “cannot shed their skins.” 

#TPQ5: ROBIN McNAMARA

#TPQ5: ROBIN McNAMARA
What will Robin McNamara include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: SHAWN BERMAN

#TPQ5: SHAWN BERMAN
What will Shawn Berman include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

S1/EP2: Tempo…

We were both falling.
I wonder sometimes who would catch us,
And every time he reminds me,
Each other.
Hopefully for me this act won’t be a repeat,
So I guess I’ll just keep the tempo…

REVIEW: BODEGA NIGHT PIGEON RIOT – AMANDA DEUTCH (ABOVE/GROUND PRESS)

REVIEW: BODEGA NIGHT PIGEON RIOT – AMANDA DEUTCH (ABOVE/GROUND PRESS)​

Like riding in the car, riding the subway is a moment where many people wrestle with their thoughts. Sometimes these thoughts are a diagnosis of the self, other times they are external, a commentary on the troubles of the world around us.

S1/EP1: So, What Now?

I’d like to believe that there’s another story inside of me. One that’s finding the deep and intricate words to move me forward from when I considered that I’d lost my touch. Quiet as it’s kept, I’ve already written what I consider to be the best work of my life. So, what now?

WOMEN WRITERS OVER 30: TUNED: SELECTED POEMS – KYLA HOUBOLT (CCCP CHAPBOOKS) – NATALIE MARINO

WOMEN WRITERS OVER 30: TUNED: SELECTED POEMS – KYLA HOUBOLT (CCCP CHAPBOOKS)

“Ms. Houbolt’s solution to the horror of likely permanent and ever increasing climate change that is necessarily affecting us all, involves the continuing reverence for nature and not throwing away what we all desperately need.”

#TPQ5: PAULINE ROWE

Half-light Collected Poems of Frank Bidart Because it contains all the work to date of one of the most important current American poets. Bidart is a genius and his difficult, dark work of existential struggle rewarding to any serious reader of poetry. Paul Farley He is true to his working

POWER OF POETRY #125: THE POWER & RISE OF UNDERGROUND VOICES – Mbizo CHIRASHA

POWER OF POETRY #125: THE POWER & RISE OF UNDERGROUND VOICES – Mbizo CHIRASHA

“From the time of our birthing to these days of maturation, we are all shaped, serenaded and entertained by sweet ancient lullabies, drum beat throbs and early morning birdsongs.”

REVIEW: F LETTER – GALINA RYMBU, EUGENE OSTASHEVSKY, AINSLEY MORSE, EDS. (Isolarii)

REVIEW: F LETTER – GALINA RYMBU, EUGENE OSTASHEVSKY, AINSLEY MORSE, EDS. (Isolarii)

Am I a poet or a poetess? Do I need to embrace a male style of writing, of interest, of canon, or someone else’s definition of radical feminist poetry?

#TPQ5: TOMMYE BLOUNT

#TPQ5: TOMMYE BLOUNT
What will Tommye Blount include in today’s #TPQ5? Find it inside!

#TPQ5: KARI FLICKINGER

#TPQ5: KARI FLICKINGER
What will Kari Flickinger include in today’s #TPQ5? Find it inside?

POETRY & CINEMA #2: ANYWAY… TEENAGE STUFF FOREVER – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

POETRY & CINEMA #2: ANYWAY… TEENAGE STUFF FOREVER – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

This week it’s Charlie Kaufman’s (writer of Being John Malkovitch) difficult, angsty, psychological horror film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” and a cool, young, and defiant Canadian poet, Eva HD’s poem “Bonedog”. 

REVIEW: THE CANDLELIGHT MASTER – MICHAEL LONGLEY (WAKE FOREST PRESS)

REVIEW: THE CANDLELIGHT MASTER – MICHAEL LONGLEY (WAKE FOREST PRESS)

“This is a collection about the power of aging. He shows us how the lives of old poets companion us on our journey….” – Jessica Mookherjee

#TPQ5: LINDSAY ILLICH

#TPQ5: LINDSAY ILLICH
What will Lindsay Illich include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: TRAVELOGUE – PAIGE MELIN (GHOST CITY PRESS)

REVIEW: TRAVELOGUE – PAIGE MELIN (GHOST CITY PRESS)
“….she recognizes that she no longer has complete agency, having surrendered to her travels: “nothing will pull me / from this trajectory”, she writes, “not even its own / destruction”.

#TPQ5: JESUS GARAY

#TPQ5: JESUS GARAY
What will Jesus Garay include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: SEEDLING – ALANA SALTZ (MAVERICK DUCK PRESS)

REVIEW: SEEDLING – ALANA SALTZ (MAVERICK DUCK PRESS)

So if our memories are selective, and somewhat inaccurate, how do we keep those we loved with us after they’re gone? 

#TPQ5: AIM HALLE GATELY

#TPQ5: AIM HALLE GATELY
What will Aim Halle Gately include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: JESS COSTELLO

#TPQ5: JESS COSTELLO
What will Jess Costello include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: AMNESIA – HAL Y. ZHANG (NEWFOUND)

REVIEW: AMNESIA – HAL Y. ZHANG (Newfound)

The pressures of assimilation run deep. To what extent do we forget our mother tongues when we immigrate to a new country? How much of ourselves, our culture, our language, can we retain?

#TPQ5: ROY VORAGEN

#TPQ5: ROY VORAGEN
What will Roy Voragen include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: AMANDA HOLIDAY

#TPQ5: AMANDA HOLIDAY
What will Amanda Holiday include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: LA BELLE AJAR – ERNESTO CEPEDA (CLASH BOOKS)

REVIEW: LA BELLE AJAR – ERNESTO CEPEDA (CLASH BOOKS)

A revitalized love story for an upended generation. Cepeda brings beauty to the parts of us we fear the most: desires, sex, love, guilt, self.

REVIEW: VENUS IN PINK MARBLE – GAYNOR KANE (HEDGEHOG PRESS)

REVIEW: VENUS IN PINK MARBLE – GAYNOR KANE (HEDGEHOG PRESS)

This is a collection that moves around the themes of love, lust, futility and desire and the search for a self through these conflicts of empire and colonialism.

REVIEW: GRAVITY – LYNNE SCHMIDT (NIGHTINGALE & SPARROW)

REVIEW: GRAVITY – LYNNE SCHMIDT (NIGHTINGALE & SPARROW)

In that moment of vulnerability we are often not our best selves ultimately becoming lost. but sometimes we overcome these bad relationships, saving ourselves in the end.

Review by Chris L. Butler

#TPQ5: I.S. JONES

#TPQ5: I.S. JONES
What will I.S. Jones include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: LET’S PHOTOGRAPH GIRLS ENJOYING LIFE – JASMINE GRAY (BROKEN SLEEP BOOKS)

REVIEW: LET’S PHOTOGRAPH GIRLS ENJOYING LIFE – JASMINE GRAY (BROKEN SLEEP BOOKS)​

This small poetry collection hits hard, it makes us voyeur and complicit in the diminishment of what gender and sex are.

Rev by @jessmkrjy

#TPQ5: DAVID HARRISON HORTON

#TPQ5: DAVID HARRISON HORTON
What will David Harrison Horton include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@unionherald

#TPQ5: GODEFROY DRONSART

#TPQ5: GODEFROY DRONSART
What will Goddfroy Dronsart include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@chozotull

TPQ5: CANDICE WUEHLE

TPQ5: CANDICE WUEHLE
What will Candice Wuehle include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@glittertrash__

#TPQ5: TAYLOR GIANFRANCISCO

#TPQ5: TAYLOR GIANFRANCISCO
What will Taylor Gianfrancisco include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@tayleurmarie

#TPQ5: LEAH MUELLER

#TPQ5: LEAH MUELLER
What will Leah Mueller include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@leahsnapdragon

#TPQ5: C.T. SALAZAR

#TPQ5: C.T. SALAZAR
WhAt will C.T. Salazar include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5 BRIONY HUGHES

#TPQ5 BRIONY HUGHES
What will Briony Hughes include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@brihughespoet

#TPQ5: BEAU WILLIAMS

#TPQ5: BEAU WILLIAMS
What will Beau Williams include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@bwilliamspoet
@awhitetrashpoet @andreagibson @SandraBeasley @FaylitaHicks

#TPQ5: BRANDI HOMAN

#TPQ5: BRANDI HOMAN
What will Brandi Homan include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@bhomanwriter

POWER OF POETRY #124: GOODNESS OLANREWAJU AYOOLA

POWER OF POETRY #124: GOODNESS OLANREWAJU AYOOLA

You see poetry in everything: in nuances, in branches swaying in the gentle breeze, in the laughter of children, in the mirror, in the rustling of leaves, in the taxi, in the news, in the sermon….

@GoodnessLanre

#TPQ5: LEEANNE QUINN

#TPQ5: LEEANNE QUINN
What will Leeanne Quinn include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@Leeanne_Quinn_

#TPQ5: ANNA G WINHAM

#TPQ5: ANNA G WINHAM
What will Anna G Winham include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@1winsomewinham

#TPQ5: JAMES DUNNIGAN

#TPQ5: JAMES DUNNIGAN
What will James Dunnigan include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@JamesDunnigan19

REVIEW: RECKLESS PAPER BIRDS – JOHN McCULLOUGH (PENNED IN THE MARGINS)

REVIEW: RECKLESS PAPER BIRDS – JOHN McCULLOUGH (PENNED IN THE MARGINS)

The tone of communication is exuberant and rife with polysemic connotations, producing a psychedelic effect. A sad Lady Gaga prompts us to reflect on how “terrible” it is “to be a god and listen”….

Review by Rodanthi Tzanelli

REVIEW: ALMS BASKET FOR YOUR HEART – MACKENZIE MOORE (VARIANT LIT)

REVIEW: ALMS BASKET FOR YOUR HEART – MACKENZIE MOORE (VARIANT LIT)

It is a tender little book and a reminder that, yes, not all dreams come true, but that doesn’t mean we should stop dreaming.

@mxkmoore @whatisaletter ‪@VariantLit ‬

REVIEW: A QUARTER LIFE- TYLER PUFPAFF (SELF-PUBLISHED)

REVIEW: A QUARTER LIFE- TYLER PUFPAFF (SELF-PUBLISHED)
We can put ourselves in these cracks and pops of a body learning how to be on its own. 

@tylerpufpaff @lanniestabile

#TPQ5: ANNA GRACE DU NOYER

#TPQ5: ANNA GRACE DU NOYER
What will Anna Grace Du Noyer include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@poemsannagrace

#TPQ5: DAVID LEO SIROIS

#TPQ5: DAVID LEO SIROIS
What will David Leo Sirois, Canadian -American poet who lived & worked in Paris, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@DavidSirois3

#TPQ5: CLIFFORD VENHO

#TPQ5: CLIFFORD VENHO
What will Clifford Venho, poet, translator, and author, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@cliffordvenho

#TPQ5: MIRIAM E. MILES

#TPQ5: MIRIAM E. MILES
What will Miriam E. Miles, writer based in the Hunter Valley, Australia, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: RACHEL MWIHAKI WANJIKU

#TPQ5: RACHEL MWIHAKI WANJIKU
What will Rachel Mwihaki Wanjiku, who when isn’t writing, plays with wax, paint, thread and plants, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@Ray_the_Ray

POWER OF POETRY #123: RAY MWIHAKI

POWER OF POETRY #123: RAY MWIHAKI

I’m the kind of person who bottles things up till they froth and bubble with the wrath of an erupting volcano yet …I realize more pain has been lived by those brave ones who choose to share their lives with us through art.

#TPQ5: TOM ELLYS LAWLOR

#TPQ5: TOM ELLYS LAWLOR
What will Tom Lawlor, a writer from Coventry, UK, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@ellysdoespoems

#TPQ5: OLIVIA BRALEY

#TPQ5: OLIVIA BRALEY
What will Olivia Braley, co-founder and Editor in Chief of Stone of Madness Press, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@OliviaBraley
‪@madness_press ‬

#TPQ5: KATIE PROCTOR

#TPQ5: KATIE PROCTOR
What will Katie Proctor, an LGBTQ+ poet from Yorkshire, England, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@katiiewrites

#TPQ5: RAGINI MOHITE

#TPQ5: RAGINI MOHITE

What will Ragini Mohite, whose monograph Modern Writers, Transnational Literatures: Rabindranath Tagore and W.B. Yeats is forthcoming, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@RaginiMohite

POWER OF POETRY #121: MACKENZIE MOORE

POWER OF POETRY #121: MACKENZIE MOORE

I never had a revelation that completely hoodwinked me into poetry — my parents were more Bob Dylan than Anne Bradstreet.

‪@mxkmoore‬

#TPQ5: C.M. CROCKFORD

#TPQ5: C.M. CROCKFORD
What will C.M. Crockford, whose second chapbook Mark The Place is out via ThirtyWest Publishing, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@stoneryeats

POWER OF POETRY #120: NISHA BHAKOO

POWER OF POETRY #120: NISHA BHAKOO
What will Nisha Bhakoo, author of “You found a beating heart” (The Onslaught Press, 2016) and “Black & White Dream (@brokensleep, 2018), include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
@nishabhakoo

#TPQ5: ADRIAN SOBOL

#TPQ5: ADRIAN SOBOL

What will Adrian Sobol, author of THE LIFE OF THE PARTY IS HARDER TO FIND UNTIL YOU’RE THE LAST ONE AROUND (@MalarkeyBooks), include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@yo_adrianididit

#TPQ5: MONICA ONG

#TPQ5: MONICA ONG
What will Monica ong, author of Silent Anatomies (2015), selected by Joy Harjo as winner of the Kore Press First Book Award in poetry, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@mongmedia

POWER OF POETRY #118: MIRIAM E. MILES

Despite my attempts to have a ‘legitimate’ kind of work-life, this was not going to happen, and my Swiss-cheese work history led me back to the pen yet again.

POWER OF POETRY #117: NOREEN OCAMPO

POWER OF POETRY #117: NOREEN OCAMPO

Staying silent for two years made everything build up and burst, and it turned out that poetry was still my favorite way to make peace, understand, and remember.


#TPQ5: SOPHIE GREGORY

#TPQ5: SOPHIE GREGORY

Whaat will Sophie Gregory, published online and in print by Twist in Time magazine, Blink Ink Print, Lecker Zine and Mythic Picnic, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@esseegee

POWER OF POETRY #116: LUBOMIRA KOURTEVA

POWER OF POETRY #116: LUBOMIRA KOURTEVA

We were never meant to know it all anyway – and learning to feel comfortable in the unknowingness is a humility to be treasured. This is something that poetry teaches us very well….

#TPQ5: DIANA RADOVAN

#TPQ5: DIANA RADOVAN

What will Diana Radovan, founder of the multicultural writing group Creative Writing in Munich, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@midoridia

POWER OF POETRY #115: SHULY XÓCHITL CAWOOD

POWER OF POETRY #115: SHULY XÓCHITL CAWOOD

The best poems ask us to think twice about something. They ask us to see a moment in a different light. The poem, for me, is about how difficult it can be to figure out who we are and what we want…. – ‪@shulycawood‬

#TPQ5: IAN RICHARDSON

#TPQ5: IAN RICHARDSON

What will Ian Richardson, whose been reading for a long time, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@IanRich10562022