Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Crafting Poems and Stories - Broadview Press

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Crafting Poems and Stories - Broadview Press: Crafting Poems and Stories is an inspiring new guide to creative writing. Comprehensive in its treatment of poetry and fiction, this book offers the features that students most often request, including concise definitions of basic terms of poetry and short fiction, focused discussion of craft, exciting literary models, and engaging hands-on exercises. It is an…

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Laurel Review

I'm pleased as punch to have two poems in the beautiful new issue of Laurel Review, alongside so many poets whose work I admire. Thanks to John Gallaher.



Thursday, March 17, 2022

New Poem in Colorado Review

Many thanks to Donald Revell and the whole Colorado Review team for publishing my "Something Like Life" in the fabulous new issue of Colorado Review.



Thursday, December 30, 2021

Broadview Press: 2022 English Studies & Literature Catalogue

I'm delighted that my new craft text is included in Broadview's 2022 English Studies & Literature catalogue. Take a look at their many wonderful offerings.



Monday, October 4, 2021

New Poems in Guesthouse: A Panoply of Modern Writing

I'm honored to be included in the fabulous new issue of Guesthouse. Special thanks to Jane Huffman for her thoughtful discussion of my poems-- 

I struggled to end this foreword, perhaps because all 30 of these pieces move with tremendous, ongoing energy. I feel propelled forward by their stories and songs, which tell not of ends but of beginnings and middles, upsets and restarts, histories made and re-made. And so instead, I’ll let Ethel Rackin have the last word, whose triptych of modified ghazals beautifully and strangely embody the issue’s theme of “origin.” They re-imagine the “ghazal,” a traditional Arabic poetic form, first recorded in the seventh century, that requires several formal elements. Rackin chooses to emphasize a single traditional parameter — that the poet name themselves. As such, these poems honor the form’s ancient origin to an extent, but they stand on their own, formless and irreverent. “Tomorrow is gone—,” she writes in “Red Ghazal,” which could stand in as a thesis statement for Issue 8 at large. “Raise the red lantern / blue heron nights / faded red sun / end the errands / the distractions / [. . .] / your last day’s come / Ethel Rackin.” I extend the same call to you, reader, as you enter to Issue 8. 
 
Jane Huffman, editor-in-chief
 

 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Allium

 I'm delighted to have two poems in the beautiful inaugural issue of Allium: A Journal of Poetry & Prose. 

Alium is the new multi-genre print and online publication of the Columbia College of Chicago's English Department. Many thanks to Tony Trigilio, Cora Jacobs, and the whole Alium crew.



 


Crafting Poems and Stories - Broadview Press

Coming Soon! You can request your exam copy now. Crafting Poems and Stories - Broadview Press : Crafting Poems and Stories is an inspiring n...