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Poems at the Bottom of Internet Rabbit Holes

April 09, 2021

So many of my poems begin with something I see or overhear when I’m out in the waking, working world—but my experience of that world has been severely restricted since early 2020. As we shelter in...

Best of Both Worlds: 5 Poets Who Blur the Boundaries Between Poetry and Fiction

April 09, 2021

Hybrid poems inhabit the borderland between poetry and other forms of writing. These works -- neither solely poetry nor fiction -- give us all the experiences and feelings of both poems and stories...

Craft is Great, But What About Your Feelings?

April 09, 2021

Okay, hear me out:...

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