national poetry month
It's Short Story Month -- and these make for great lunch break reads.
How do you draw the line between not wanting to live anymore and wanting to die?
Poet and editor Matthew Zapruder says poetry doesn’t have to be so inaccessible.
Today would have been Harper Lee's 90th Birthday. They made this image of me, but choose not to look closely. It's like a
An eight-time Pushcart Prize nominee, George Held publishes poems, fiction, and book reviews, both online and in print. About his poetry chapbook Bleak Splendor (2016), Anton Yakovlev writes that it "bear[s] the full weight of a master poet's devastating wit and lifelong wisdom."
Emily Skillings is the author of two chapbooks: Backchannel (Poor Claudia) and Linnaeus: The 26 Sexual Practices of Plants (No, Dear/ Small Anchor Press).
I, despite the soft nature of my personality you may assume based off the poem, do care. I make poetry and prose and that's it. It's the end product of what I do. I give it away for free in the hope that someone, somewhere will buy one of my books and I can use that money to support me and my family.
April is National Poetry Month and this season's releases by Latino poets are exceptional, dealing with social issues like
Nicolas Hundley's first book, The Revolver in the Hive, won the 2012 Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize and was published by Fordham University Press in 2013.