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Writing In Bed: Interview with Martha Grover

Writing In Bed: Interview with Martha Grover
Martha Grover believes that loving yourself is a revolutionary act. She’s been publishing her zine, Somnambulist, since 2003 and hosts one of my favorite podcasts about creative process: PDX Darlings. She is a writer, illustrator, and Realtor living in Portland, Oregon, and the author of two memoirs: One More for the People and The End of My Career, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards in Creative Nonfiction. (The judge was Maggie Nelson.) Martha's work appears in The Collagist, The P......
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MAR
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Tears Are Heavenly: Interview with Paul S. Flores

Tears Are Heavenly: Interview with Paul S. Flores
Paul S. Flores says he will celebrate his upcoming performance at the San Francisco Jazz Center’s Jazz Poetry Festival with rum and smiles from his friends and family. Poet, playwright, and father, Flores was one of my first friends in life, and his accomplishments as a writer are many. (My mom dug up these cute kid photos of us playing together in 1976. Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi took Paul's recent author photo, above.) A Doris Duke Artist and 2018 Headlands Center Artist in Residence, his ......
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JAN
08
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All That Trash & Filth: Interview with July Westhale

All That Trash & Filth: Interview with July Westhale
Trailer Trash, July Westhale’s poetry collection about poverty, ravaged landscape, and gender, touches on a fuller, dustier California than Hollywood would have you believe. Her essays have been nominated for Best American Essays as well as the Pushcart prize. She has published a chapbook of her poetry, The Cavalcade (Finishing Line Press) and her children's book,  Occasionally Accurate Science (Nomadic Press) is forthcoming. Westhale says Trailer Trash, her first full-length collection and......
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OCT
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Sexy as F*ck: Interview with Poet JP Howard

Sexy as F*ck: Interview with Poet JP Howard
“Anyone who has ever been in love, who has ever loved at all costs, who has been screwed over, who has screwed someone else over, who has forgiven themselves, or anyone who is still learning to love themselves will love this new project,” JP Howard tells me. She’s talking about the debut of her new project at Lava's Night of Renegades this Saturday night, October 22, 2016, at 8pm, in Brooklyn, NY. The event brings together artists to share genre-bending works in progress: dance, theatre, co......
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Zooming In On Beads of Sweat: Interview with Amir Rabiyah

Zooming In On Beads of Sweat: Interview with Amir Rabiyah
“Sometimes walls exist inside of us. We create them to keep ourselves safe, or to shut people and ideas out,” says poet Amir Rabiyah of the recently released anthology Writing the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBTQ Voices, which they co-edited with Helen Klonaris. Writing the Walls Down features forty-five international writers and artists in conversation with the idea of walls, both physical and metaphorical. “I'm really proud of this collection, and the bravery and brilliance of all......
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