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KATIE CLARK interviews KAYLEB CANDRILLI

Katie: I’ve read What Runs Over a few different ways now– straight through, with pauses, and at random, and it works every which way. The way you work with pace and temper creates this tension that holds a reader and is deeply unsettling throughout. The conversation between pieces, the movement through themes, the return to place and […]

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KATIE CLARK interviews KRISTIN CHANG

Katie: One of my favorite things about your work is how experimental and intentional you are with different forms. The visual aspect of your poems is always a striking element of the individual pieces, and the way they build on each other is so strong in your suites.  How do you approach a piece? How does form happen […]

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KATIE CLARK interviews SHEY RIVERA

I had the honor of sitting down with Shey Rivera at AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island to discuss her work as a poet, artist, curator, and director. You can read or listen below!     Katie Clark: So I’m just going to start off by reading a few lines of your bio: Shey is the […]

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KATIE CLARK interviews OLIVIA GATWOOD

  Olivia Gatwood has been calling bullshit and educating through poetry for years now. She is a touring poet and educator, offering workshops on Title IX compliance, community building, and creative writing. Her first collection, New American Best Friend, was released in March. The work explores girlhood and memory, class and sexuality, place-making within and […]

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KATIE CLARK interviews EBONY PAYNE-ENGLISH

What makes you want to create? Many things inspire me. I am rather sensitive by nature. Breathing makes me want to create. Observing the world around me. I have a line in a poem that says “my reason for writing is that the universe is incessantly inspiring me.” It’s who I am. I’m a creator. […]

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Katie Clark interviews Ollie Schminkey

I first encountered Ollie Schminkey’s work about two months into my first serious relationship when a friend sent me the link to Schminkey’s “Two Twin Beds.” In that poem I found an articulation of so much of what I had felt completely incapable of communicating. It became a sort of first step for me towards […]

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Katie Clark interviews Adrian Rojas

So I first read your work on Maudlin House and I’m curious: what is your relationship with the poems in that set (wonderfully titled “SOME *DRAKE VOICE* TINGS I WROTE AFTER I THOUGHT FOR A SECOND“)? i tend to write a lot about my anxiety, which, as i’m sure countless others can attest to, is […]

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KATIE CLARK Interviews FRANNY CHOI

The first time I heard one of Franny Choi’s poems was a beautiful accident. It was senior year and I was driving home from my last day of Spoken Word Club. In my sentimentality and premature nostalgia I made a YouTube queue of recent popular poems. When Franny Choi’s “Pussy Monster” came on, I was […]

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Katie Clark Interviews Megan Falley

Megan Falley is in a word: sharp. Her poems have a sting to them that stays and her voice could silence a room. She is water running too hot in the best way. In addition to touring and teaching an online writing course called “Poems That Don’t Suck,” she is the author of three collections of […]

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BOOKS WE READ + LOVED IN 2016

Well, Vagabonds. To say it’s been quite the year would be an understatement, but here we are. We re-launched. We’ve been blogging/reviewing/interviewing. We started a newsletter. We keep receiving incredible poetry/nonfiction/art from lovely writers and artists to publish. In the middle of all that, we’re reading, and then reading some more. Below, you’ll find some […]

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ISSUE 16 | DECEMBER 2016

MEETINGS AND ENDINGS by MELINDA ROY FEEDBACK by MICHAEL FISCHER TFW HE’S DIRT by SARAH DAUER VOICEMAILS I LEFT MYSELF by ELISA LUNA-ADY MUNG BEAN CHILD by MINYING HUANG DEMOCRACY, OR THE NIGHT OUR WORLD ENDED by NOOSHIN GHANBARI VAN GOGH AND VARSITY BASEBALL by SARA BARAC UPPER LAKE by SARAH DAUER BASEBALL FIELDS by […]

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ISSUE 15 | NOVEMBER 2016

BLACK HOODIE, WOLFBOY, HEARTACHE by LOGAN FEBRUARY MOOD: ANXIOUS by DANIELLE CORCIONE THE COMING AND GOING OF STRANGERS by B. BASSETT GOTH GOSPEL by JORDAN HOXSIE NORTHWEST PASSAGE by NATASHA BURGE SAND CRAWLERS PT. 1 by DANI PLANER MOON, GRANT ME STRENGTH by ERIN MCINTOSH JUST KEEP DOING YOUR POETRY by JEREMY BOYD A ROOM […]

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ISSUE 13 | SEPTEMBER 2016

SOFT by VICTORIA BUTLER FAMILIA/FAMILY by EUGENIA VELA ENTOMOLOGY by IAN HILL DUST BOWL by STEVEN CHUNG HOLY FEVER by KEITH CASTILLO BLUE SHIRT MAN by URVI KUMBHAT ACE OF CUPS by ALINA PLESKOVA THE STAIRCASE AND WHAT IT DID by KATIE CLARK THE HONEY BADGER by MOLLY HARRIS BUT I AM NOT TOBY by […]

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Staff

The Journal Bob Sykora, Editor-in-Chief BOB SYKORA is the author of I Was Talking About Love–You Were Talking About Geography (Nostrovia! 2016). A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston MFA program, he teaches at community colleges in Chicago. He can be found online at bobsykora.tumblr.com and @Bob_Sykora_. AK Afferez, Nonfiction Editor AK AFFEREZ is a […]

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