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”

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”

Thigh by Kristin Garth

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”