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Nicole Borello on inspiration, editing, and writing chapbooks

In the February 2016 issue of The Writer’s Chronicle, in her essay “How to Give a Killer Reading” Christine Vines discusses great readings and suggests timing yourself, possibly preparing two different selections. Vines notes the importance of inflection during…


Kimberly Ann Priest on poetry, resistance, and trauma

You are the author of the chapbook White Goat Black Sheep (Finishing Line Press), a collection that Sandra Beasely calls “a set of intimate lyrics” that offer a “fresh discerning edge.” White Goat Black Sheep is a collection of…


Cary Fagan on what sort of chapbook house you want to be

You are the part of part of the editorial collective behind Espresso which publishes limited edition chapbooks. Espresso has released ten chapbooks and uses both modern technology and traditional practices—hand sewn and bound with french flaps or hand-sewn into…


Kristi Carter on the sacred and deviant art of poetry

You are the author of the full-length collection Cosmovore (Aqueduct Press, 2017), the chapbook Daughter Shaman Sings Blood Anthem (Porkbelly Press, 2017), and the forthcoming chapbook Red & Vast (dancing girl press, 2018), each of which address feminism, embodiment,…