The month after the cruelest month / An interview with poet Anne Barngrover

The month after the cruelest month by Anne Barngrover is silk and velvet, redbuds and forsythia, lace-white pear trees backlit in a streetlamp’s planetary glow. A grinning dog chases cars in tall grass’s gold tassels, and some fool burns wet green wood in the near distance, the rising smoke in the trees with a badContinue reading “The month after the cruelest month / An interview with poet Anne Barngrover”

Bimbo, a Deer Story / an interview with poet Risa Denenberg

Update 12/25/21: Risa Denenberg curates The Poetry Café Online. https://thepoetrycafe.online/ Bimbo, a Deer Story by Risa Denenberg For she had no body odor and lay motionless beside the dead doe, and so you took her home and fed her goat’s milk. This you did: collared and tethered her, named her Bimbo, a pet wandering aContinue reading “Bimbo, a Deer Story / an interview with poet Risa Denenberg”

Love Can Be a Chokecherry / An interview with poet Juliet Cook

Update 12/25/21: Find out more about Juliet Cook and her poetry at https://julietcook.weebly.com/. Love Can Be a Chokecherry by Juliet Cook It starts with a multi-colored glitter dress lifted up high to show thighs wrapped with garter belts made out of garter snakes. She knows they’re not poisonous, but she finds out they’re not reallyContinue reading “Love Can Be a Chokecherry / An interview with poet Juliet Cook”

Sin É / An interview with poet Jayne Stanton

Sin É by Jayne Stanton We steam on barstools read between slogans on a plastered ceiling tune to the cuts and grace notes in banter binge on ambience, high on E minor. Coburg Street, past midnight, soaks in sodium light.  Rain beats time on bodhran umbrellas, my spine a river of running quavers that stickContinue reading “Sin É / An interview with poet Jayne Stanton”

At the Landing / an interview with poet Jessica Goodfellow

At the Landing by Jessica Goodfellow First published by FIVE:2:ONE Magazine 2018. Jessica Goodfellow’s books are Whiteout, Mendeleev’s Mandala, and The Insomniac’s Weather Report. She was a writer-in-residence at Denali National Park and Preserve. Her work has appeared in Threepenny Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Awl, The Southern Review, Motionpoems, and Best New Poets, andContinue reading “At the Landing / an interview with poet Jessica Goodfellow”

Audi Alteram Partem (Hear the Other Side) / An Interview with poet Amanda Rachelle Warren

Audi Alteram Partem (Hear the Other Side) by Amanda Rachelle Warren I shut my eyes; a dead man sings in my head. And I can pick the tune, well enough to know it is a hymn for banjos and fiddles, but he is a capella. I can pick the tune, but not the words. DrunkContinue reading “Audi Alteram Partem (Hear the Other Side) / An Interview with poet Amanda Rachelle Warren”

A Glimpse Inside / An interview with poet Judy Shepps Battle

A Glimpse Inside by Judy Shepps Battle Inner voice muted by biography distorted by decades defying extinction alive for nanoseconds moments of magic lucid awareness reveals pristine prison equipped with Jacuzzi and bidet cell carpeted door unlocked length of stay optional. First published in Fourth & Sycamore 2018. Judy Shepps Battle has been writing essaysContinue reading “A Glimpse Inside / An interview with poet Judy Shepps Battle”

Escape / An interview with poet Veronica Hosking

Update 12/25/21: Veronica has continued writing poetry. She recently completed her 11th year of NaPoWriMo.  Escape by Veronica Hosking Escape within living with cerebral palsy Escape within writing poetry I begin to lose constraints my mind is free words give me possibility Escape within Poem first appeared in Bare It All Expo at 9 the GalleryContinue reading “Escape / An interview with poet Veronica Hosking”

When Trying to Return Home / an interview with poet Jennifer Maritza McCauley

When Trying to Return Home by Jennifer Maritza McCauley In the morning, I leave a panaderia on SW 137th and a Miami browngirl sees my face and says de dónde eres Miami or Not? And I say Not, because I live in this blue city now but she means where are your  parents from andContinue reading “When Trying to Return Home / an interview with poet Jennifer Maritza McCauley”

Restless / An interview with poet M.J. Iuppa

Restless by M.J. Iuppa Overhead, clouds billow in wind that can’t seem to settle on one direction. They hesitate in the way we hesitate in the skip of thought–a pause that sinks like a small stone finding its place in this pond’s pocket. The search for the right word seems hopeless like a small explosion,Continue reading “Restless / An interview with poet M.J. Iuppa”