Out On This Red Edge: A Lyric Essay by Abby Minor

Abby Minor

In any case, who would think of the room at home where I used medicine to miscarry, July light in the curtains, bee balm and sunflowers at the foot of the bed? You hear the frogs (you never see them) as sugar-pains tapped out, tapping. The funny thing about storytelling is, leaving things out is very important.

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Speaking With Kaveh Akbar

Holly Mason

In this interview, Kaveh Akbar speaks with us about Divedapper (his project dedicated to featuring interviews with major voices in contemporary poetry), celebration, influence, process, and reading recommendations!

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GRATITUDE

Holly Mason

Thank you to everyone who came out to the So to Speak reading in support of  The Trans Women of Color Collective. Thank you to those of you who couldn’t make it to the event, but still supported by donating online. Thank you, most importantly, TWOCC/ Lourdes Ashley Hunter, for the incredible & necessary work that you do. And thank you dearly to our too-good-to-be-true line up of …

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AWP 2017 in Washington D.C.

Madeleine Wattenberg

Another year has swooped around, and AWP looms on the horizon like a mountain of book fair swag dusted with the heavy snow of networking anxiety. If anyone has discovered how to be in two (or three or four) places at once, please tell us. We undoubtedly contain multitudes, but unfortunately can’t send them to different places at one time. There are so many important panels this year and, as always, we’re already regretting the ones we miss. We’ve scoured the schedule to look for the panels that engage intersectional feminist thinking. Below, find our 2017 AWP panel picks.

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Review of Aaaron Coleman’s “St. Trigger”

Danielle Badra

The title piece, “St. Trigger,” is constructed like shrapnel from a shotgun miraculously made into words flung upon the page. Each of the words is interconnected, originating from the same source, but disparate and dislocated and uncontrolled.

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