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Jason Morphew on humor, teaching, and readings

You are the author of the chapbook What to deflect when you’re deflecting (Poets Wear Prada, 2017) that explores fatherhood. You write, “love is hilarious/ and immature” in the poem “Baby in a Blender” that takes a humorous approach…


Nancy Reddy on chapbook, inspiration, and myth

You are the author of the book Double Jinx (Milkweed Editions, 2015), a 2014 winner of the National Poetry Series, and the chapbook Acadiana (Black Lawrence Press, 2018) available here, which explores myth and ritual. Talk about your interest…


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…