Book Launch: Raki Kopernik

Today I am lucky enough to provide a space for Raki Kopernik’s book launch for her most recent title, The Things You Left, from Unsolicited Press! I got to interview her and talk about her new book and her writing process. I even got a little sneak preview of what you can expect to findContinue reading “Book Launch: Raki Kopernik”

Pandemic Performances: Lannie Stabile

Lannie Stabile (she/her), a queer Detroiter, often says while some write like a turtleneck sweater, she writes like a Hawaiian shirt. A finalist for the 2019/2020 Glass Chapbook Series and semifinalist for the Button Poetry 2018 Chapbook Contest, Lannie’s first published collection, “Little Masticated Darlings,” is now out with Wild Pressed Books. Individual works areContinue reading “Pandemic Performances: Lannie Stabile”

Pandemic Performances: Preston Smith

Preston Smith is an MA candidate in Literature at Wright State University. He is a poetry editor for Periwinkle Literary Journal, and his debut chapbook Red Rover, Red Lover released from Roaring Junior Press in early 2020. He can be found on Twitter (and Instagram!) @psm_writes, tweeting about his cats, Helios and Misty, and fairy tales. His poems appear in BlackContinue reading “Pandemic Performances: Preston Smith”

Pandemic Performances: Elisabeth Horan

Elisabeth Horan is an imperfect creature from Vermont advocating for animals, children and those suffering alone and in pain – especially those ostracized by disability and mental illness.  She is Editor in Chief at Animal Heart Press, and Co-Editor at Ice Floe Press. She has several chaps and collections out at Bone & Ink Press,Continue reading “Pandemic Performances: Elisabeth Horan”

Pandemic Performance: Courtney LeBlanc

Courtney LeBlanc is the author of Beautiful & Full of Monsters (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press), chapbooks All in the Family (Bottlecap Press) and The Violence Within (Flutter Press). She has her MBA from University of Baltimore and her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. She loves nail polish, wine, and tattoos. Read her publications on her blog: www.wordperv.com. Follow her on twitter: @wordperv, and IG: @wordperv79.Continue reading “Pandemic Performance: Courtney LeBlanc”

Keeping it Together in a Pandemic: A Survival Guide

We all know community and individual anxiety is at its peak right now and with all of this transition (whether through work or school), you might be trying to figure out how you are going to get through. The reality is, staying on top of school & work is just one of the things thatContinue reading “Keeping it Together in a Pandemic: A Survival Guide”

Introducing Pandemic Performances!

Due to the ongoing global public health crisis, many authors and artists have had to cancel or postpone critical launches, performances, and readings. More than just bringing disappointment, these cancellations have also critically impacted potential marketing opportunities and eliminated events that drive a significant sales that folks depend on to make their living. But thereContinue reading “Introducing Pandemic Performances!”

Writing Memory: A Brief Bibliography

This week, I asked Twitter what their favorite novels/essays/books/poems about the nature of memory. I just wanted to share a few of those suggestions here: Novels The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera The Remains of the Day byContinue reading “Writing Memory: A Brief Bibliography”

Preorder Now! Violence/Joy/Chaos

Hello hello hello! I know it has been many months since my last post. One of my goals for 2020 is to blog more consistently, so here we go! I have excellent news to share: My first full-length essay collection, Violence/Joy/Chaos, is now available for preorder through Rhythm & Bones Press. This book has beenContinue reading “Preorder Now! Violence/Joy/Chaos”