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
19
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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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APR
06
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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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DEC
17
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Open. Read. Feel. Poetry Book Review

Open. Read. Feel. Poetry Book Review
This is a 5-star book review.Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment by Minal HajratwalaThe (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, 2014                   The Sexy Grammarian really doesn't review books; she writes them love letters. Even so, she posts her thoughts among the other book reviews on the Internet. This review has been cross-posted from Amazon, but a MUCH BETTER way to get a copy and help bring new poetry to the world......
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JUL
16
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Poetry, Anticapitalism, and Freedom: An Interview with John Gruntfest

SG_blog_inspirationBest known for his groundbreaking experimental jazz, John Gruntfest has been making art in the Bay Area since the 1960s. In collaboration with Richard Gilman-Opalsky and Minor Compositions, he's just published Future Che, a revolutionary sci-fi epic poem about surviving the wreckage of capitalism. http://youtu.be/Nk4KeRgSmRE Kristy: Tell me your name and about Future Che. John: I’m John Gruntfest, otherwise known as Gruntfest, Void Leaper, Wave Man, White Oak Man, Mr Ayahuasca, and Futu......
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