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”
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”
This week, I got to sit down with Venus Davis (@venusbeanus) for a chat about her creative process and her new project, Periwinkle Literary Magazine. Read the interview below!
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”
June has been a particularly busy month. If you haven’t heard, I just celebrated the release of my first chapbook, Ocotillo Worship, from Apep Publications and held my first solo art show here in Austin. So, I haven’t had the most time to read for fun this month. As such, I am keeping my listContinue reading “What I’m Reading- June 2019”
I stood next to my husband in sequins and glitter, Rainbow, Mostly red hot pants glittering phthalo green, cadmium yellow, cerulean blue hues I never wear as skin unless LED lights are glittering in front of me too. My calves flex like rocks glowing rose quartz against sandstone that bounces sound back between my chestContinue reading “Calves”
Gordon’s poetry is what I love to read because it uses the kind of language that makes you sweat; the kind of language that makes your breath get caught up in your throat and forces you to ask whether you’ve been using words wrong the whole time.
Thigh* They lie to you, at twelve, about the thigh — that what men see, above a knee, will be invitation, impossibly denied. Their closure, your responsibility, neglected means you are unprotected, an opening to be inspected, slut to shut out — having been inside. Suspect a miniskirt rebellion when you cut with razorblade aContinue reading “Thigh by Kristin Garth”
You know, in the beginning there was woman and she made stones from sand. And taking water for bone, sculpted more of herself, the gift of life emerging tenderly from her sinewy hands There has been talk of fire, but with her face and her face and her face once more there was the sky,Continue reading “Ekphrastic Challenge: K Dulai”
16 is sacrifice. Serpents seek skin. Sequestration a season, and then they begin — reptilian gazes, demon enchantment, sheepskin, diabolists who crave consumption within. You are an entrance. Composition is doors, all orifices, indefensible pores. – From “An Entrance is Not an Exit” In her latest full-length collection, Candy Cigarette: Womanchild Noir (Hedgehog Poetry Press,Continue reading “Review: Candy Cigarette”
I’d complain it’s too hot But I know you and you would tell me that your skin was practically peeling off the bone yesterday. And you wouldn’t remember the metal sign with the dachshund cut out in curly q’s that marked the entrance to the hideout where I am sweating intoContinue reading “Kick”
It’s National Poetry Month, ya’ll! You better believe that means I am reading a ton of poetry for this feature (and, you know, also because I love poetry). So, to that end, there are several poetry selections and only one prose selection this month. Thanks to Malvern Books’s National Poetry Month sale, I was ableContinue reading “What I’m Reading: April 2019”