“Poetry is a mode of thinking through things that I can’t really articulate.”
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Jameson Fitzpatrick discusses their debut full-length poetry collection, PRICKS IN THE TAPESTRY.
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Aaron Smith discusses his new poetry collection, THE BOOK OF DANIEL.
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Morgan Parker discusses her writing process, approaching an idea from various forms, and how moving from NYC to L.A. has changed her work.
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I think that the moment we’re living in offers the best opportunity we’ve had in a long time in that a lot of things having to do with identity politics are being talked about in poems. ...more
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Many poets—male poets especially—are secretly anxious that someone will call their poetry a frivolous, feminine pursuit. And instead of embracing the potential charge of frivolity—allowing themselves to be free of it or even to toy with it—those same poets draw lines in the sand with real-and-serious-capital-P-Poetry on one side, and lesser, feminized poetry on the other. For […]