Tag: Poetry

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts New “Voices & Views” Video Interview Series!

About This Episode: This inaugural episode features poet and writer, Rita Dove, who reads her poems “Parsley” and “Claudette Colvin Goes to Work” and discusses topics ranging from literary bias masquerading as objectivity to sharing poetry with preschoolers. About VIDA Voices & Views : VIDA Voices & Views is… Continue Reading “VIDA: Women in Literary Arts New “Voices & Views” Video Interview Series!”

ROAR Magazine: Journal of the Literary Art by Women Open for Submissions!

For the past few years I have been involved in the ROAR Magazine universe. First as a contributor with my poem “Like Water” in the Spring 2013 issue, then as a reader, to  Poetry Editor, to now both Poetry Editor and Managing Editor. It has… Continue Reading “ROAR Magazine: Journal of the Literary Art by Women Open for Submissions!”

Happy Birthday, The Inner Loop!

On April 1, 2014 I was honored to read at The Inner Loop’s inaugural reading event. It’s been a year, and tonight we are celebrating TIL’s first birthday with more readings and partying, and once again, I am honored to read at this anniversary event.… Continue Reading “Happy Birthday, The Inner Loop!”

SUBMIT! 2015 District Lit Poetry Contest Judged by Sarah Vap

In the beginning of 2015 I joined the District Lit team as Outreach and Communications Coordinator with the mission to help build an ever inclusive and diverse online community. In my short tenure, we have successfully launched a Readers’ Choice Awards campaign celebrating the work of every DL writer… Continue Reading “SUBMIT! 2015 District Lit Poetry Contest Judged by Sarah Vap”

Into Goddessmode | Feminist Video Game Zine

Friends, feminists, nerds. Cool Skull Press, a micropress publishing “limited-run chapbooks that are funny and engage with pop culture, video games, glitch art, etc.” is open for submissions! For all the information go to GODDESSMODE SUBMISSIONS. Cool Skull Press is gathering poems, stories, and writing about video… Continue Reading “Into Goddessmode | Feminist Video Game Zine”

Moon Spit | A Poem

First appearing in Lime Hawk Literary Arts Collective this website’s namesake traverses the paradoxical despair and praise of revolving tides, unending changes, changes that are not different. Coping with death is to understand one day I will die too. How much to fight, how much to become… Continue Reading “Moon Spit | A Poem”

Three Tents Reading Series Saturday, August 2, with MEL BOSWORTH, CHRISTY CRUTCHFIELD, and SHEILA MCMULLIN

Join me tomorrow for a night of poetry and prose at the Three Tents Reading Series hosted by Big Lucks. We’ll be reading at the Petworth Citizen at 829 Upshur St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20011 tomorrow night, August 2, at 7:00PM. Readers include… Continue Reading “Three Tents Reading Series Saturday, August 2, with MEL BOSWORTH, CHRISTY CRUTCHFIELD, and SHEILA MCMULLIN”

Need You More Than Ever

In Sarah Vap’s newest, The End of the Sentimental Journey, a vivisection of language, gender, and poetics, she writes at one point about the severing of a dog’s vocal cords during scientific experiments to prevent the dog from barking. In the silence, those conducting experiments were able… Continue Reading “Need You More Than Ever”

Natasha Trethewey To Give Final Lecture As U.S. Poet Laureate Tonight

During my time at the Poetry and Literature Center in the Library of Congress I had the honor of working with Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Natasha Trethewey. I remember the first day I had met her I was the first in the office.… Continue Reading “Natasha Trethewey To Give Final Lecture As U.S. Poet Laureate Tonight”

Poetry Micro-Review: Green-Wood by Allison Cobb

Allison Cobb has been celebrated for blending research and story with poetic perception and exposing political inequity to address failing issues of environmental protection. Through insightful and juxtapositional revealing of underrepresented or buried facts, Cobb brings to us not a judgement, but an opportunity.… Continue Reading “Poetry Micro-Review: Green-Wood by Allison Cobb”

The Inner Loop Launch Event, April 1, 2014

A new multi-genre reading series has come to Washington, DC!  The Inner Loop: A Literary Reading Series, founded by two Sarah Lawrence College MFA program graduates, will celebrate their arrival with a launch event on April 1, 2014 at The Petworth Citizen beginning at 7:30pm.… Continue Reading “The Inner Loop Launch Event, April 1, 2014”

Some Last Words as Poetry and Blog Editor for So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art

The following post first appeared on So to Speak blog.  I don’t have a firm definition of feminism. I have an emotional understanding. Feminism as a verb, noun, adjective, with a short descriptive sentence—I draw a blank, but wish I could share the images in… Continue Reading “Some Last Words as Poetry and Blog Editor for So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art”

Ever-Expanding Blog Post

::in beta-testing:: An ever-evolving and thought generating list of books read, questions unanswered, and feminist comments rethinking the capacity of a blog post. Thoughts on how to move forward much appreciated! The Books: December 12th: Even Though I Don’t Miss You by Chelsea Martin. A small… Continue Reading “Ever-Expanding Blog Post”

Learning Robert Frost Through Letters and Keepsakes

My search for collected documents from Robert Frost’s past to display for his Literary Birthday Celebration at the Library of Congress began in the Manuscript Division. Most of the pieces chosen for the display came from the large collection gifted to the Library by the Louis Untermeyer family. With reverence,… Continue Reading “Learning Robert Frost Through Letters and Keepsakes”