Suffering is non-negotiable, and I am grateful for how poem-making helps me live with and through what is painful and cherish what is joyful. With all of this in mind, I aim to craft poems that have blood in them, that give something to the reader.
Q&A with Davon Loeb, author of The In-Betweens
Q&A with Elisabeth Houston, author of Standard American English
Q&A with Christine Kandic Torres, author of The Girls in Queens
I wanted to capture the excitement of young lust and romantic relationships that come at the expense of something else; a day of school, a mother’s trust, a friendship, “innocence.”
Q&A with Ryan Lee Wong and Christopher Soto
Abolition forces us to use our creativity, to imagine different ways of being together.
Q&A with Niina Pollari and Grzegorz Kwiatkowski
You asked about writing. I am writing about something which is too big for me — too complicated, too cruel, and too full of moral obscenities.
Q&A with Joshua Nguyen, author of Come Clean
I wanted to pay homage to Asian American women in my life and writers, which is why there is Mitski.
Q&A with Nishant Batsha, author of Mother Ocean Father Nation
Desire doesn’t stop just because the world’s falling apart. I think desire becomes even more consuming.
Q&A with Paige Clark, author of She Is Haunted
Beautiful things take time. Don’t give in to internal or external pressures. Remind yourself every day that you are a writer even if nobody believes you yet, not even yourself.