Interviews

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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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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Getting to Know Cammy Thomas & her new book Tremors

Getting to Know Cammy Thomas & her new book Tremors

When did you first encounter poetry?  How did you discover that you wanted to write poems? The first time I remember poetry making a deep impression on me was when I had the measles at age eight. My mother had them along with me, and we lay in her bed with...

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Meet the September U35 Readers

Meet the September U35 Readers

Elisa Rowe What is most important to your writing process? Doubt and wonder, equally.  What about you comes across most in your writing? Maybe my sensitivity? To emotions, experiences, objects, how my senses process the world and the way it shapes me in big and...

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Getting to Know Stephan Delbos & His New Book, Small Talk

Getting to Know Stephan Delbos & His New Book, Small Talk

When did you first encounter poetry? How did you discover that you wanted to write poems? My mother instilled my love of reading. She encouraged me to get my library card at a young age and to take out as many books as I wanted. Then I crashed my bike riding home from...

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5+ Questions with Jennifer Benka

5+ Questions with Jennifer Benka

“5+ Questions With” is a new series in which we learn more about Mass Poetry’s partners throughout the region, particularly those that are also members of the Poetry Coalition. This week we’re hearing from Jennifer Benka of the Academy of American Poets, which oversees the Poetry Coalition.

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5 Questions with Meg O’Brien

5 Questions with Meg O’Brien

5+ Questions With” is a new series in which we learn more about Mass Poetry’s partners throughout the region. This week we’re hearing from Meg O’Brien, the Interim Co-Director of Education at Huntington Theatre Company.

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5+ Questions with Janaka Stucky

5+ Questions with Janaka Stucky

“5 Questions With” is a new series in which we learn more about Mass Poetry’s partners throughout the region. In this interview, we spoke with Janaka Stucky, Publisher at Black Ocean. Tell us a bit about your organization’s engagement with poets and poetry, and why a...

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