Posts by: Julie Marie Wade

How to Become a Poet: A Conversation with Ashley M. Jones

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“You don’t have to drink yourself into the Great American Poetry Masterpiece.”

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Poet-Cosmologist: A Conversation with Bruce Beasley

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“The cusp of errand and awe is where poetry always is for me.”

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Woven from Dreams: A Conversation with Kiki Petrosino

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Kiki Petrosino discusses her newest collection, Witch Wife, the career she’d have in an alternate universe, and the relationship between reading and writing.

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Moving Toward Answers: A Conversation with Stephen Mills

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Poet Stephen Mills discusses his first two collections, He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices and A History of the Unmarried, teaching writing, and what’s next.

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Map-Making: Alex Dimitrov’s Together and By Ourselves

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At one point, I write in my margin: There is no X marks the spot for treasure here. The map is the treasure. Which is another way of saying: this book is the bounty; these poems are the gold.

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A Poethead’s Guide to the Galaxy: Talking with David Hernandez

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David Hernandez discusses his most recent poetry collection, Dear, Sincerely, working across multiple genres, and why the act of making anything is a kind of optimism.

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Poetry That Makes You Nearly Miss the Plane: The Complete Works of Pat Parker edited by Julie R. Enszer

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In other words, sometimes we need to be jolted out of our predictable behaviors and routines. We need the kind of reading that scatters us, pulls and weaves our cerebral, emotional, and visceral chains.

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Blur, Cross, Pulverize, Confront, Remember: Talking with James Allen Hall

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James Allen Hall on I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well, unmaking boundaries, and book titles.

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The Queer Valentine of the Century: Jenny Johnson’s In Full Velvet

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In Full Velvet offers the truth of a woman’s life—the queer truth, the queer rose, the queer valentine. And everything is different after that moment of initiation, instantiation.

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The Rumpus Interview with Dawn Lundy Martin

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Dawn Lundy Martin discusses her most recent collection, Life in a Box is a Pretty Life, the intersections between poetry and social justice, her wide variety of inspirations, and bathroom gender binaries.

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The Rumpus Interview With Brenda Miller

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Author Brenda Miller discusses the lyric essay, her “poet self” who always bleeds through, and what she’s writing about next.

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The Rumpus Interview with Campbell McGrath

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Campbell McGrath talks about his new collection, XX: Poems For The Twentieth Century, capitalism, history, and what it might mean to write a wordless poem.

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The Rumpus Interview with Karen Salyer McElmurray

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Karen Salyer McElmurray talks about academia, the relationship between flaws and perfection, writing memoir, and the “tapestry” of writers who inspire her.

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