Love Waves / an interview with poet Jennifer Rodriguez

Love Waves by Jennifer Rodriguez A cool chaotic breeze in a stagnant worldYou shook my leaves to the groundBare and exposed  Coursing like fire through my roots,you fueled me  Winter invaded the world Everything tumbled down While you held my ground The endless static noise was all so familiarUntil you whispered your song to melike a seductiveContinue reading “Love Waves / an interview with poet Jennifer Rodriguez”

The Pinko Commie Dyke Kills / an interview with poet Julie R. Enszer

Update 12/25/21: This poem seems even more timely now! In 2022, Julie has two books forthcoming; Rutgers University Press will publish OutWrite: The Speeches that Shaped LGBTQ Literary Culture in March of 2022 and Sinister Wisdom will publish Fire-Rimmed Eden: Selected Poems by Lynn Lonidier in October of 2022. Her scholarly book manuscript, A FineContinue reading “The Pinko Commie Dyke Kills / an interview with poet Julie R. Enszer”

In Which I Declare My Resistance / an interview with poet Jeannine Hall Gailey

Update 12/26/21: Jeannine has two new books upcoming: Fireproof in 2022 from Alternating Current Press, and Flare, Corona in 2023 from BOA Editions.  In Which I Declare My Resistance By Jeannine Hall Gailey I will resist the moon. The sun will not exert its solar pressures on me. I will resist the wind; it willContinue reading “In Which I Declare My Resistance / an interview with poet Jeannine Hall Gailey”

Belief / an interview with poet Lesley Wheeler

Update 12/25/21: Lesley Wheeler’s forthcoming essay collection is Poetry’s Possible Worlds. @LesleyMWheeler Belief by Lesley Wheeler Gift or delusion, I don’t have it. I see the burnt petals of the dogwood tree, sacred; breathe the spicy rot of last year’s oak leaves after rain, sacred; taste the dirty wild onion, heavenly. Not one, but many.Continue reading “Belief / an interview with poet Lesley Wheeler”

Resurrection Party / an interview with poet Trish Hopkinson

Update 12/25/21: Trish Hopkinson is author of three chapbooks and has been published in several anthologies and journals, including Sugar House Review, Glass Poetry Press, and The Penn Review. You can follow Trish on her blog where she shares information on how to write, publish, and participate in the greater poetry community at http://trishhopkinson.com/. ResurrectionContinue reading “Resurrection Party / an interview with poet Trish Hopkinson”

In Her Famous Fur-Lined Skirt / an interview with poet Colleen McKee

Update 12/25/21: See Colleenshoshanamckee.com for her upcoming women’s poetry workshop and latest book. In Her Famous Fur-Lined Skirt By Colleen McKee Every girl ought to walk a tightrope. It develops a rare set of muscles and teaches one how to walk properly on the street. +++++—Internationally acclaimed aerialist Bird Millman,  +++++    in a 1913Continue reading “In Her Famous Fur-Lined Skirt / an interview with poet Colleen McKee”

Grit & Decolonisation / an interview with poet Moylin Yuan

Grit by Moylin Yuan washing down igneous rock Spattered in bird waste All speckled and sun coloured Remember the climbs and twisted ankles ++++++your fingers onto fissures, crags stacked with oysters, their tongues Waiting for the tides We ran after the shells hiding under waves ++++++the new elders soaking toes under foaming sands ++++++when being,Continue reading “Grit & Decolonisation / an interview with poet Moylin Yuan”

Hunger / an interview with #poetblogrevival cofounder Kelli Russell Agodon

Update 12/25/21: Kelli Russell Agodon’s newest book is Dialogues with Rising Tides (Copper Canyon Press).  Hunger by Kelli Russell Agodon If we never have enough love, we have more than most. We have lost dogs in our neighborhood and wild coyotes, and sometimes we can’t tell them apart. Sometimes we don’t want to. Once IContinue reading “Hunger / an interview with #poetblogrevival cofounder Kelli Russell Agodon”

Barista / An interview with poet Caroline Johnson

Update 12/25/21: Caroline is currently at work on a manuscript about breast cancer and hopes to publish it in 2022. Barista by Caroline Johnson Henry says the Lakota called it black medicine. I can imagine Black Elk drinking from a gourd, huddling around a teepee with a peace pipe sometime in July when the cherries areContinue reading “Barista / An interview with poet Caroline Johnson”

Learning to Drive In Pulaski, Wisconsin / an interview with poet Crystal Ignatowski

Update 12/25/21: Crystal’s recent poetry has been published in Barren Magazine, Cotton Xenomorph, Glass, and more. Learning To Drive In Pulaski, Wisconsin by Crystal Ignatowski It was August. Heat rose off the cement in deep breaths, thick and heavy waves. We had the windows cranked down and I could see the skinny road behind usContinue reading “Learning to Drive In Pulaski, Wisconsin / an interview with poet Crystal Ignatowski”