This essay was originally published at Huffington Post and is republished here by kind permission of the author, Saumya Arya Haas. I never learned much about religion until I started hanging out at Muddy Waters Coffee Shop on the corner of Lyndale and 24th in Uptown, Minneapolis. I was raised to be a priestess (of Hinduism), grew up…
Month: April 2016
NOLO Contest Deadline Extension
Agape Editions has extended our Numinous Orisons, Luminous Origins Contest deadline until May 15th. Our award is given annually to recognize a book of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or genre-defying aesthetic that intellectually stimulates and psychically dazzles its readers into a deeper entanglement with Mystery. Our 2016 contest is limited to books of poetry. To submit for consideration…
Interview with Saba Syed Razvi on In the Crocodile Gardens
Julianna DeMicco talks to Saba Syed Razvi, author of In the Crocodile Gardens, about beauty’s role in poetry, understanding shared human experience, and Razvi’s response to the pressure to write prescribed identity poems.
MIDWEST MONKEY: Adventures of an Expat Poet
Jasmine An shares some perspective after traveling to eight cities in three weeks and meeting writers from all over the country.
Interview with Samantha Duncan on The Birth Creatures
Julianna DeMicco interviews Samantha Duncan to discuss the inspiration behind her latest poetry collection The Birth Creatures. Read on to learn about Duncan’s cultural and aesthetic influences, her take on the merits of compiling poems as a chapbook, and what prompted her to explore the darker side of pregnancy and childbirth. JD: Tell me a little bit about yourself and…