Q&A: Gregory Crosby

If you’ve read your work aloud for many years and can’t tell when an audience is tuning you out or getting bored or restless, then you’re not paying attention. Too many poets (and too many fiction writers) read their work as if they’re alone in a room, performing some burdensome task.

Call For Poet Voice

Yes, we want to hear your idea of poet voice. To submit, please choose a poem (your own or someone else’s) and record a video of yourself reading it twice: 1. First with poet voice 2. Then in the voice you think it’s best communicated in Need a bit more guidance? Check out the below video of…

Q&A: Sasha Fletcher

Visually, I don’t want my poem to look weird. I want it to look totally normal on the page. I want it to appear normal and accessible, so that when weird things start happening people have less of a reason to question things.

Q&A: Joseph A. W. Quintela

My first concern is to create poetry that brims with life and even spills life into the lifeless. That, at its best, poetry is not a thing to perform or read, but rather a way of being and moving through the world.

Q&A: Wendy Chin-Tanner

If I open my inner ear to a particular frequency and tune in often and carefully enough, I can hear the music of the words. Poems come to me as sound first and foremost. The visual element comes second, possibly even third. As the words come to me, I whisper them aloud. I mutter to myself. I write down those quiet mutterings in a continuous longhand scrawl. I say to myself, don’t judge, don’t judge, don’t judge.