#TPQ5: SARRA CULLENO
What will Sarra Culleno in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: SARRA CULLENO
#TPQ5: SARRA CULLENO
What will Sarra Culleno in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: WALTER RUHLMANN
What will Walter RUHLMANN include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: HANA SHAPIRO
What will Hana Shapiro include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: RHIAN ELIZABETH
What will Rhian Elizabeth include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: SIÂN GRIFFITHS
What will Siân Griffiths include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
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.
#TPQ5: ANNA GRACE DU NOYER
What will Anna Grace Du Noyer include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#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!
#TPQ5: CLIFFORD VENHO
What will Clifford Venho, poet, translator, and author, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: D.T. ROBBINS
What will D.T. Robbins, writer with roots in Southeastern Louisiana and Southern California, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#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
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!
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.
POWER OF POETRY #122: CATHRYN McCARTHY
Poetry distils the voice to its very essence; if you have nothing to say, poetry betrays that instantly. – @katysue1828
#TPQ5: DR. CHRISTOPHER W. CLARK
What will Christopher W. Clark (@chriswillclark), who reads, writes, and teaches things, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: TOM ELLYS LAWLOR
What will Tom Lawlor, a writer from Coventry, UK, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: S.T. BRANT
What will S. T. Brant, a high school teacher from Las Vegas, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#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!
#TPQ5: KATIE PROCTOR
What will Katie Proctor, an LGBTQ+ poet from Yorkshire, England, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#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!
REVIEW: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE CALLED? – KIRBY (ANSTRUTHER PRESS)
Maybe the boy would look up from his gadget. Where no one cares if it’s a vulva or a penis. Where everyone has the sensibility of a 2-year-old. Because at two it’s really just a silly question. It’s not judgement.
REVIEW: LITTLE MASTICATED DARLINGS – LANNIE STABILE (WILD PRESSED BOOKS)
It’s just a photograph. It’s just a reminder of a moment in time. That smile…the style of clothing, the wallpaper, the innocence, the murderer.
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.
#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!
#TPQ5: KENNETH POBO
What will Kenneth Pobo who has a new book forthcoming from Assure Press, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
This is a scream that you are not tainted water. You are part of the moment, not the moment gone. You will not be discarded. Somewhere you remember “that joy of being alive”.
REVIEW: HOT WITH THE BAD THINGS – LUCIA LOTEMPIO (ALICE JAMES BOOKS)
You tell yourself who you are – the good, the bad. You have opinions but wonder if they are yours. LoTempio challenges you to look for a life somewhere between love, abuse, and self.
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!
#TPQ5: MADELEINE BARNES
What will Madeleine Barnes, whose debut poetry collection, You Do Not Have To Be Good, is forthcoming from Trio House Press, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#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!
POWER OF POETRY #119: CHRISTOPHER W. CLARK
Allowing yourself to become absorbed by the poem means you lose a part of yourself too, creating a small fracture. We might think of this as another gap being created, allowing for the new potential of ideas to be explored. This is the joy of poetry—for writer and reader.
REVIEW: DISINTEGRATION – PAUL ROBERT MULLEN (ANIMAL HEART PRESS)
It’s the idea that maybe if one could be anything other than a poet – like maybe a bird – they should still be a poet. It’s the notebook of words you can’t remember or won’t dare to write down.
#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!
REVIEW: CUT TO BLOOM – ARHM CHOI WILD (WRITE BLOODY)
Wrong leads to cuts and bruises. Cuts and bruises lead to silence, lead to knives and stomaches, and the need to become “the fracture that makes the needle jump, land on anything but this”. But in the end, cuts and bruises can bloom and become anew.
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
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
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!
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
What will Diana Radovan, founder of the multicultural writing group Creative Writing in Munich, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: MARK DANOWSKY
What will Mark Danowsky, Managing Editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
REVIEW: DAWN’S FOOL – KYLA HOUBOLT (ICE FLOE PRESS)
If this is poetry of place, it is the pastoral idyll rendered uninhabitable by a human species.
Review by @aliner
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
What will Ian Richardson, whose been reading for a long time, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: AMANDA ANASTASI
What will Amanda Anastasi, a poet from Melbourne, Australia, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
POWER OF POETRY #114: SAMANTHA MOYA
In short, the power of poetry in my life has been many things – a literary exercise, an expression of empathy, an exorcism.
REVIEW: INDIGENOUS – JENNIFER REESER (ABLE MUSE PRESS)
In this work full of masterful lyricism, you will find a history once hidden, a story passed from one generation to the next, and traditions held in the hearts of Indigenous peoples.
#TPQ5: SAMANTHA JONES
What will Samantha Jones, whose poetry appears in Blanket Sea, blue skies poetry, Eunoia Review, Grain Magazine, and Room Magazine, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
POWER OF POETRY #113: DIANA RADOVAN
Our world is fractured, but it was already fractured before the pandemic. Free-form poetry and hybrid forms are simply reflective of our times.
POWER OF POETRY #112: MARK MAYES
“[Poetry] came via a late-teens desire to be an actor. And in the speech and drama classes I had with a nice lady called Vivienne….”
REVIEW: THE RITUALS OF MUMMIFICATION – JOSEPH D. REICH (SAGGING MENISCUS PRESS)
Each piece almost feels a ritual, setting you firm in the notion that you are not alone in your experience, or your discontent.
#TPQ5: ANGELA GREGORY DRIBBEN
What will Angela Gregory Dribben, who loves living and writing down in a bottom in Southside Virginia, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE
In an age marked by global quarantines and pandemic, what forms of art and creative expression are possible? How can creative communities survive…?
#TPQ5: JASON B. CRAWFORD
What will Jason B. Crawford, Chief Editor for The Knight’s Library, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
POWER OF POETRY #105: PAUL ROBERT MULLEN
“Poetry has always gripped me because it is an unquantifiable mystery that holds no more answers than it does questions.”
POWER OF POETRY #110: HALI CROSS
Many a poem attempts to say—and she loved him. However, whatever the poet could write about love, it also isn’t. This is why there will never be enough love poems.
#TPQ5: TOM BLAND
what will Tom Bland, author of The Death of a Clown (Bad Betty Press), include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
Power of Poetry #109: CLIFFORD BROOKS
“Poetry captures sparrows, children playing, elderly couples holding hands, the reflection in shop windows….”
POWER OF POETRY #108: ERIK FUHRER
Love tulips differently in a time of precarity, and love often leaves some something behind.
#TPQ5: KIMBERLY RAY
What will Kimberly Ray, poet, spoken word performer, and songwriter, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: SERENA PICCOLI
What will Serena Piccoli, co-founder and director of the well acclaimed Poetry and Sister Arts International Festival, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: CHELSEA BUNN
What will Chelsea Bunn, author of the chapbook Forgiveness (Finishing Line Press, 2019), include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: RACHEL KASS
What will Rachel Kass, weirdo living in New England with her two minions – I mean cats – include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: BRYAN LOWE
What will Bryon Lowe, an actor and poet born and bred in the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: MICK THEEBS
What will Mick Theebs, Poet Laureate of Milford, CT, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
POWER OF POETRY #104: MARTHA WARREN
“But instead of giving up, I think of this: My most successful poem ever, in my opinion, was so because it provided comfort.”
POWER OF POETRY #103: DEONTE OSAYANDE
“We need the beauty of language to do more than just communicate entertainment.”
#TPQ5: VALERIE VAUGHN
What will Valerie Vaughn, a poet, writer, and author, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: BARNEY ASHTON-BULLOCK
What will Barney Ashton-Bullock, a regular contributing poet to the Wellington Street Review, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: BILL ARNOTT
What will Bill Arnott, author of Dromomania and contributor to numerous journals and anthologies, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: MARK FIDDES
What will Mark Fiddes, who has two sons and two poetry books, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: MO LYNN STOYCOFF
What will Mo Lynn Stoycoff, writer and visual artist from Central California, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: AMY JANNA LeBLANC
What will Amy Janna LeBlanc include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: ELLEN C SCHERER
What will Ellen C Scherer, Co-Founder of Green Buffalo Productions, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
“Poetry, I feel, is a tyrannical discipline. You’ve got to go so far so fast in such a small space; you’ve got to burn away all the peripherals.” — Sylvia Plath Poetry has always, and will continue doing I hope, held a special potency. In what are often very short spaces, we are shown both…
#TPQ5: TWILA NEWEY
That will Twila Newey, finalist for the 2019 Coniston Prize at Radar Poetry, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: JANE ZWART
What will Jane Zwart, co-director of the Calvin Center for Faith & Writing, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
POWER OF POETRY #101: CHRISTOPHER MIGUEL FLAKUS
“Through poetry we can reduce the mythic to the mundane and elevate the ordinary to the sublime. We can understand ourselves, and each other, in a deeply necessary and fundamental way.”
REVIEW: THE LIFE OF THE PARTY- ADRIAN SOBOL
It’s in the checkout magazine’s interest to make you wait & consider options, the difference between content, contentment, & continent—which one, you think, is big enough for you?
POWER OF POETRY #100: BRIAN S. ELLIS
“These poems are seeds that will one day grow into religions, cultures, planets, multiverses. Snowballs that become avalanches.”
#TPQ5: EVELYNN BLACK
What will Evelynn Black, a trans writer from Seattle, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
POWER OF POETRY #99: MATÉ JARAI
“Poetry is confession for the Godless. If my mind is a fury, if I can’t make sense of my own feelings, I scribble or I type, and whatever comes out, ‘quality’ doesn’t matter, it’s real and it’s there.”
POWER OF POETRY #98: SK GROUT
“It seems I cannot escape poetry, even if the thought fleetingly crosses my mind.”
#TPQ5: MARTHA WARREN
What will Martha Warren, whose work has appeared in The Canadian League of Poets’ Poetry Pause and Headline Press, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: Bára Hladík
What will Bára Hladík, poet based in Tio’tiá:ke, Montréal, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: JENNY ROBBINS
What will Jenny Robbins is an English teacher, comedienne and CNF Editor for @Heroin_Chic_Mag, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: TOM ALEXANDER
What will Tom Alexander, author of one collection of poetry and is working on a second, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: NAOMI ORTIZ
What will Naomi Ortiz, writer, poet, visual artist, facilitator, and the author of Sustaining Spirit: Self-Care for Social Justice (Reclamation), a guide on self-care for diverse communities, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: CLIFFORD BROOKS
What will Clifford Brooks, Editor-in-Chief of the Blue Mountain Review, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
POETRY IN THE NEW WORLD #1: ERNESTO CEPEDA
Let us use poetry to be the spark that lights up others who are consumed by darkness. We will be the flames, the candles and the fire, keep writing, reading, submitting and posting our work.
#TPQ5: TYLER PUFPAFF
What will Tyler Pufpaff, Poetry Editor at Variant Literature, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: MLA CHERNOFF
What will MLA Chernoff, a Jewish, non-binary pome machine, include in today’s #TPQ? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: JULEIGH HOWARD-HOBSON
What will Juleigh Howard-Hobson, urban drop out, living off-grid in middle of rural nowhere where nothing can bother her, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
it’s the TKO after 12 rounds at the bar. But you’re looking up from the mattress wondering where Dr. Bottle and Nurse Amphetamine were to throw in the towel.
#TPQ5: JULIANNA MAY
What will Julianna May, a poet from Eastern, Pennsylvania, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
WE HAVE THE GREATEST COMMUNITY
This is not a post about poetry. This is a post about reaching out to the community for help in a time of need. The outpouring of love and help thus far has been beyond overwhelming. We are humbled and grateful.
POWER OF POETRY #97: CASEY BOTTONO
My truth rarely comes to the page easily, but it is always worth the work. Abandoning ‘perfection’ has brought me to a point where I can be utterly honest.
#TPQ5: SIMON MEDHURST
What will Simon Medhurst, Ramsgate poet and performer, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: MARY JAIMES-SERRANO
What will Mary Jaimes-Serrano, who lives in Kansas with her family and writes poetry, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
#TPQ5: CLARENCE CARVEL
What will Clarence Carvel, writer, poet and optimist, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
What will Melanie Janisse-Barlow, whose ongoing Poet Series, a self-curating/practopoietic series of portraits of Canadian poets, has reached 80 pieces and has gained national media coverage in Canada and the US, include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!