“The important thing is that the work conveys felt truth.”
in the garden,
I wanted this, something to make my words feel real. Something that told me I could make a life out of writing poems.
In which writers investigate the practice of failure.
I made a potion from the visiting plague
“A good book of scholarship suggests where scholarship could go next. And with Roethke, what comes next is often return.” —Zach Savich
“They’re talking about real stuff, and sometimes it’s funny and sometimes you’re not sure you should be laughing, and poetry also so often lives in that same kind of in-between, uncomfortable space.”
Conversations with contributors and other writers curated by Helene Achanzar
because today’s rain
carries traces of yesteryear
I search for a word beyond
repetition or prayer