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Archive for December 2021

If You Ask – Bending Genres

It’s just a small cloth bag with a zipper that no longer zips. Teal, gray-blue, blue-green—even cranberry—small chevrons in white. A navy rhombus holds a smaller red rhombus, clean lines, sharp angles in space. You know it’s Guatemalan because you checked the tag, a small white label inside, and the texture, coarse, a tight cotton…

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From Giving Thanks … To Giving

Happy December everyone! December!!! Can you believe it’s already December? Another year flown by. This year felt different to me. Personally, it was a year of tremendous change and growth—I moved from New York to Florida—huge! My writing life has thrived: I wrote several hundred pages of my novel! (I hope to complete the first…

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Filling in the Missing Patchwork: A Conversation with Steven Reigns – The Rumpus

Steven Reigns, the first Poet Laureate of West Hollywood, has published over a dozen chapbooks and poetry collections, including Inheritance (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011), and Your Dead Body Is My Welcome Mat (Burning Page Press, 2001). His most recent, A Quilt for David (City Lights Books, 2021), is a book of documentary poetry that tells the story of David Acer, the Florida…

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