Concerning Craft: Why I take my poems to critique groups

Lois Marie Harrod’s Spat will be published in May 2021. Her seventeenth collection, Woman, won the 2020 Blue Lyra Prize. Nightmares of the Minor Poet appeared in June 2016 (Five Oaks); her chapbook And She Took the Heart, in January 2016; Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis and How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth (Dancing Girl Press) appeared in 2013. A Dodge poet, she is published in literary journals […]

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Meet our contributors: Q&A with Dallas Crow

Dallas Crow’s poem “Duet in the Third Person” is one of my favorites in our Summer 2020 issue. I love the form and the rhythm, a call-and-answer that depicts the unspooling of a relationship. Recently, Dallas was kind enough to answer some questions about his work. Q: Where did the inspiration for “Duet in the […]

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Concerning Craft: Form as engine

Chiara Di Lello is a writer, teacher, and native New Yorker whose work has appeared in Best New Poets, Noble/Gas Qtrly, Kissing Dynamite, and Yes Poetry, among others. Her loyalties lie solidly with public transportation, public art, and public libraries. Her lessons are peppered with Star Wars references. Chiara’s poem “how to end a decade” […]

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Meet our contributors: Q&A with David Gavin

Anyone who watched our Summer 2020 issue launch was lucky enough to hear David Gavin read his essay “1959, Galway Races.” In the piece, David, who writes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, brings the audience to the home where he grew up in Galway, Ireland for a very memorable few days. David was kind enough to […]

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Meet our contributors: Q&A with Shawn Rubenfeld

Shawn Rubenfeld’s fiction has appeared in such places as Permafrost, Columbia Journal, and Portland Review. He has a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he is currently a lecturer. His first novel, The Eggplant Curse & the Warp Zone, is forthcoming in 2021 from 7.13 books. Shawn’s story “Moses […]

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