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Getting to Know Interrobang Letterpress

Getting to Know Interrobang Letterpress

“You hold type in your hands, and that type is energy, captured. Energy that was input to make type can sit waiting in cases for decades, and be used over and over with no additional energy input needed.”

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Meet the January U35 Readers

Meet the January U35 Readers

What is your writing process like?
Mariya Deykute: Sporadic and flexible. I have two young children, and a full-time job, so writing happens around that. Sometimes it’s a half hour in the morning, sometimes fifteen minutes on the playground, sometimes in whatsapp messages with myself on my phone. There are times when I think it makes for the best kind of writing — free from the doubt and hesitation that a freer schedule used to bring, and sometimes I fall into a pit of despair that leaves me wondering if I am losing the chance to write the great American novel because I’m not on a desert island with a typewriter. Normal stuff. Mostly, though, when the going is good, I find that my writing process is often something like a secret affair or obsession, something I waltz with on time stolen from my regular work; something I pursue with feverish impatience when the rest of the house is asleep.

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Getting to Know Cindy Veach & Her New Book, Her Kind

Getting to Know Cindy Veach & Her New Book, Her Kind

“This book began with an intense desire to counter the witch kitsch narratives of Salem, MA, but as I wrote those poems my vision for the book evolved and became more complicated. I discovered that the book wanted/needed to connect that history with contemporary events that were both personal and political.”

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Getting to Know Brad Rose & His New Books, Momentary Turbulence and de/tonations

Getting to Know Brad Rose & His New Books, Momentary Turbulence and de/tonations

“I think prose poems are more approachable, more “democratic,” than much of lineated contemporary poetry because of their ease of reading. Even people who don’t like poetry can approach a prose poem, or micro fiction, because these look like almost everything else they read.  I think the unassuming appearance of prose poems adds to their disruptive and startling moments.”

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Zia Pollis’ “Moon’s Milk, Lion’s Milk”

Zia Pollis’ “Moon’s Milk, Lion’s Milk”

Moon’s Milk, Lion’s Milk by Zia Pollis I. Moon’s Milk For years I believed I was the furthest daughter from the son. An alien body, a broken orb in rotation around a more sacred center. My father, the Jupiter King, the Purple God, raised a storm of love in our shaking...

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Meet the November U35 Readers

Meet the November U35 Readers

Quintin Collins What is most important to your writing process? The most important part of my writing process is letting the poems do their thing. From the title to the final word, I have to let the groove guide the intellect. Otherwise, I fail the poem. The pandemic...

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