Sarah Batcheller

A Review of “daughterrarium” by Sheila McMullin

Review by Kristen Brida daughterrarium Publisher: Cleveland State University Poetry Center Author: Sheila McMullin ISBN: 978-0-9963167-5-0 Pub Date:4/1/2017 Retail Price:$ 16.00 I have read through McMullin’s debut collection daughterrarium at least twice. The first time I read them, I scribbled in the margins with a little more urgency than ...

A Review of “Killing Summer” by Sarah Browning

Review by Holly Mason Killing Summer Publisher: Sibling Rivalry Press Author: Sarah Browning  ISBN: 978-1-943977-40-6  Publication Date: 9/21/2017  Retail Price: $14.95 At a time when poets and writers are frequently and earnestly asking the age-old question of What can I do to help, to make change in this ...

The First Time I Died by Brittany Kerfoot

The first time I died, I felt fireworks shoot down my legs and I could taste their colors: red like your heart before it stopped and turned gray, golden green like your eyes. My chest was heavy and my head ...

A Flash Essay by Traci Cox

    Smudge. I hate that word.             Smudge. Do you say it in two syllables, or three? [My Arkansas friend says it in three. Suh-muh-dge.] So many consonants, all piled up; clutter. Rolling around. Alphabet soup. Taste dirt. Taste sad. Taste. Taste—             Smudge. _____   “Pinched like a pear,” ...

An Interview with Tethered by Letters CEO Dani Hedlund

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Tethered by Letters’ founder and CEO, Dani Hedlund. Dani discussed the inception of Tethered by Letters and its various imprint projects. She noted generational differences in achieving success in the literary field, expressing that she looks forward to ...