Tag Archives: Grace Curtis

On Being a First Reader for The Antioch Review: An Interview with Poet, Benjamin S. Grossberg

As assistant poetry editor for The Antioch Review, is it the job of Poet Benjamin S. Grossberg, along with another first reader, Melissa Berton, to read the poetry submitted to the journal. They advise poetry editor, Judith Hall, on poems for potential … Continue reading

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The Villanelle–A Poem Video

In preparation for the upcoming Midwest Writer’s Workshop, at which I will be privileged to get to work with poet, Kathleen Rooney, I was assigned an article to read on the villanelle form that we will be discussing. I’ve attempted villanelles before with … Continue reading

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Poetry-Speak — The Re-Launch of Poet’s Quarterly

My essay, The Inexplicable Math of Good Poetry, in which I discusses the language used to describe poetry, is available in the most recent issue of Poet’s Quarterly.  Poet’s Quarterly is an online journal that publishes reviews, interviews and essays. … Continue reading

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Creating Collaborative Haiku

A while back, a good friend, poet, Joey Connelly and I thought it would be fun to collaborate on some haiku. We each wrote, five of the two parts of the haiku, dividing the poem as described by Tom Lowenstein, … Continue reading

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2013 Poetry Chapbook Contest Announced at Lettre Sauvage–A Letterpress Story

Fiona Leggett, (pictured here) owner, operator, and director of the Santa Paula, California based, letterpress studio, Lettre Sauvage, has recently announced that the press is sponsoring another chapbook contest for 2013. This is great news! As the 2010 winner with my collection, The … Continue reading

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An Invented Poem Form

Radius, an online literary journal, says of itself: Welcome to “Radius,” an online literary journal in blog format dedicated to poetry: How poetry works, how one poem or body of poems connects to another, how poetry exists in the world. … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara Poetry Series, April 14, 2012

Each year, during April, Santa Barbara Poetry Series organizer, poet,  Carol DeCanio invites poets with a first book to read at a reading event that takes place in the captivating Contemporary Arts Forum in the Paseo Nuevo Mall, a downtown center … Continue reading

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Listening to Marcus Speh Read His Own Work

Since I recently posted about writer’s reading their own work, I am sharing a link to writer, Marcus Speh’s engaging website and podcasts. The short fiction pieces are enchanting and the readings are mesmerizing and beautiful. He also reads from the … Continue reading

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Tips on How to Read Poetry Aloud

For several weeks during the fifth grade our teacher read aloud to us from The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. She read right after lunch, so I would rush from home back to school after eating to get settled in … Continue reading

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Tension in Poetry

Tension is a word my thesis advisor, Angie Estes, introduced me to the first semester I studied with her at Ashland University a few years ago. She would write things on my submissions like, “doing [this or that] might enable … Continue reading

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