Jasmine An, author of Naming the No-Name Woman, talks about challenging easy definitions of identity and her hopes for the future of political poetry.
Vandana Khana, author of the poetry chapbook The Goddess Monologues, talks about her writing influences and how she uses myth to examine the complexities of modern womanhood.
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.
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…