Month: January 2012

On Reading and Teaching “Gurlesque”

A simple scan down the table of contents of Gurlesque provides a snapshot of what the movement/aesthetic/poetics is all about. Some of the titles include:

Contest winners blogging soon!

Hello, readers!  Stay tuned over the next few weeks for highlights from our new issue. The winners and runners-up of our nonfiction and poetry contests

The New Issue is Here!

The long anticipated beauty of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art has arrived in So to Speak’s Spring 2012 Volume 21, No. 1 issue! With cover

Why I Choose to Get Married

When I was approached to write a companion piece to Sarah Marcus’s wonderful post, Why I Didn’t Get Married, I was apprehensive. How could I

Notes on 100 Notes on Violence

I was instantly seduced after hearing Julie Carr read at an off-site AWP event last winter. Winner of the 2009 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, Julie Carr’s

Virginia Events:Poetry Slam

I enjoy curling up with a poetry book on a quiet evening as much as the next gal, but sometimes I just really want the

Why I Didn’t Get Married

I called off the wedding. Yes, I’m “that girl.” No, I didn’t leave him at the altar. We had plenty of time. The venue and

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