Category: Mag

AWP 18 Round-Up: Aggarwal, Morris, & The White Shame Panel

Some Notes and Reflections on AWP, Tampa from Vidhu Aggarwal, Tracie Morris, Natalia Treviño, Ching-In Chen, LeeAnne Howe, Rita Dove and Wendy Barker. Notes from the Swamp  Reflections on AWP 2018 by Vidhu Aggarwal There was talk at AWP: why Tampa, Florida? Driving down from Orlando, I am part of the I-4 corridor–a strip of freeway

Cheryl Strayed Is Fed Up With Memoir-Bashing

This year’s judge of Kore Press’ 2nd Annual Memoir Award talks literary justice and more with Katherine Standefer (interview excerpt below) “Cheryl Strayed is a feminist phenomenon, what with her dazzling, bestselling memoir Wild, and her wildly popular Dear Sugar advice column, which is now a bestselling book and a NY Times podcast. But unlike

An Interview with Monica Ong

The Body Is A Walking Anthology, by Katherine Standefer Silent Anatomies is Monica Ong’s first book, selected by Joy Harjo for the Kore Press 2014 First Book Award. Ong is the daughter of a Chinese mother and father, who were born and raised in Manila, Philippines. Her grandparents fled Southern china to Manila during WW2. Ong

Art is Vital Social Labor, a Letter from Lisa Bowden


I was entrusted with carrying voices, songs, and stories to grow and release into the world, to be of assistance and inspiration.—Joy Harjo In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. —R. Buckminster Fuller

Unwelcome in my country, Unwelcome in my church

WHY CAMILLE DUNGY CAN’T GET OVER THIS ELECTION   First published by LitHub January 2017 During the prayers of the people on the Sunday after America’s recent presidential election, the pastor read the prayer card of a congregant who sought comfort and support for those who have been imperiled as a result of this new