Q&A: Heather Warren

I want to think of the page as a piece of technology that captures the way I would read the poem out loud. The page is a musical score. I set out to format the poem while also thinking about tempo.

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.

Q&A: Matthew Yeager

Many years ago, I was looking at the first poem I ever published just after it was published. I walked to my kitchen, opened the trashcan, and pushed the journal through the trash all the way in the bottom; there, I thought. Now there’s one less chance anybody ever sees that. Then it ended up in Best American Poetry ’05.

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.