Such a pleasure to see this short-form shout out and mini-review for my most recent chapbook Almost Famous by Jami Macarty, co-founder and editor of The Maynard poetry journal on their Facebook page and on Twitter where they share excerpts, poetry prompts, updates, and of course shout outs to to poets. Jami and I were fortunate enough to meet in person, more than once even, at the sparsely attended, but still joyous AWP in San Antonio earlier this month.
Jami Macarty is the author of The Minuses (Center for Literary Publishing at Colordao State University, University Press of Colorado, 2020), Instinctive Acts (Nomados Literary Publishing, 2018), Mind of Spring (Vallum, 2017), and Landscape of The Wait (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Co-founder and editor of The Maynard, she teaches poetry at Simon Fraser University. Visit https://jamimacarty.com/ Read Jami Macarty’s poem “By Virtue of And”
Macarty’s mini-review gives a detailed summary in a single long paragraph and in a way, a catalog of the poems. Here’s an excerpt:
“Hopkinson’s chapbook acts like a family album, one in words that documents the family narratives through three generations—“Whose genes we carry. / Whose archives.” The poet begins at the beginning—imagining “my unconscious mother” and the doctor who “fished around for my tender / skull, and excised me from comfort.”
The Maynard is an online poetry journal. They publish two issues per year on April 15 (Spring issue) and October 15 (Fall issue) and are always open to submissions of poetry and cover art. You can read my interview with Macarty with information on how to submit here.