Nin Andrews is a great poet and person. She’s kind, creative, funny and genuine. She’s been a friend of mine for some time now, and she’s someone I really admire because of her boldness as a poet. She was one of the first prose poets I was introduced, the first poet I ever read who wrote poems about orgasms, and a poet who is always publishing and always writing new and interesting poems.
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A friend bought me this today at the UWS Flea Market. She said it is GOOD LUCK for my upcoming chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream. I will surely bring it to AWP2014 in Seattle.
I recently had some poems accepted into a major literary publication. This journal is one I’ve wanted to be published in ever since I was a college student. Ever since I discovered the journal, really. And yes, I scoffed at it. It seemed very high brow and a bit stuffy, but every so often I’d see a poem I really admired and think to myself, why not?
Being a woman in the 21st century is sometimes a conundrum but as writers, we can help one another. As an English teacher, I’m surprised by the amount of teenage girls who declare themselves: Feminists. It makes me proud, not only to be their teacher, but to also be a Feminist myself. When I grew up, in the 80’s and 90’s, I don’t think I saw being a Feminist as something “cool.” I think I was afraid of it.
Joseph Quinela (www.footknots.com)
Here’s a sneak peak. More photos coming soon…
When Boys Become Werewolves
When boys become werewolves
they come back stronger,
after the very soft life
feats relate to feats
say, more to me next week
and falsify the known.
Even the readiest marks
can run. Harvest, here. And tell me, how
and let the lunar lie. Rustle here. Lie to me.
One moon. Four stars. Two girls. One car. One wish. One moon. Four Stars. Two girls. One car. One wish. One moon. Four Stars. Two girls. One car. One moon. Four Stars. Two girls. One car…
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