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Press Spotlight: Kahuaomanoa Press April 30, 2010: Kahuaomanoa Press, founded in 2007 by poets Brandy Nalani McDougall and Ann Inoshita, is a student-run press on the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa campus. They publish work to “increase student [...] by

Poet Spotlight: John Murillo April 28, 2010: Recently read John Murillo’s Up Jump the Boogie from one of my favorite presses, Cypher Books, and was blown away. John kindly answered some of my questions about his poetry and process. You [...] by

Literary Journal Spotlight: Breach April 26, 2010: One journal I’m particularly excited about is Breach. The editor of the current issue, J. Michael Martinez, was kind enough to answer a few questions about the magazine. 1) How did Breach [...] by

Poet Spotlight: Lyz Soto April 23, 2010: Eulogies, by Lyz Soto, was recently published by Tinfish Press. Not only is the poetry beautifully & powerfully written, but the book itself (like all Tinfish books) is strikingly designed. Lyz [...] by

Skypeability April 21, 2010: in the last two days, i’ve skyped with 3 classes, the first being an “ecopoetics” course (reading my first book) at pacific university in oregon, and the other two being [...] by

Editor Spotlight: Iris Law April 19, 2010: 1) Why did you start Lantern Review? What are the goals/mission of the journal? Lantern Review was born out of a desire to fill a gap. As far as I know, we are the only US-based magazine out there [...] by

sleepless in seattle and berkeley students fight over poetry! April 16, 2010: it’s true, i was just in seattle on thursday, just for twenty four hours. at 3 pm, i did a reading for the “4th Annual Chamoru & Micronesian Research Conference” at the [...] by

“Whitewashing American Hybrid Aesthetics” April 14, 2010: my AWP paper below is posted below. this is not the entire paper (there is a section on african american hybrid poetry which i neither read nor will post here because a friend of mine is working on a [...] by

i survived AWP and all you get is this lousy blogpost April 12, 2010: i dont get how anyone could hate or even feel anxious about AWP. i heart AWP: you get to travel to a fun city, you get to hear / meet many poets, editors, and publishers, you get to learn many things [...] by

Why Poets Should Find Jobs Outside Academia April 6, 2010: a few weeks ago i had lunch with a group of seven writers. six of us had mfa degrees. one did not but had published enough books to currently teach in an mfa program. she wore her non-mfa status as a [...] by