Poets write because we have ideas, passions, and impulses inside of us that demand expression. We are artists. That said, when placing your work you have to be a little more practical—one part artist, one part real estate agent. Finding a lasting home for your poetry can be […]
Trish Hopkinson is a poet, blogger, and advocate for the literary arts. You can find her online at SelfishPoet.com and provisionally in Utah, where she runs the regional poetry group Rock Canyon Poets and folds poems to fill Poemball machines for Provo Poetry. Her poetry has been published in several lit mags and journals, including Tinderbox, Glass Poetry Press, and The Penn Review; her third chapbook Footnote was published by Lithic Press in 2017. Hopkinson will happily answer to labels such as atheist, feminist, and empty nester; and enjoys traveling, live music, wine-tasting, and craft beer.
An amazing thing happened this week! While technically, the numbered list isn’t ranked in any way, I’m fine with being first on the list, even if it is just alphabetical and a coincidence they listed my blog in the first section :). Thanks to my readers who nominated […]
If you’re not already familiar with Clifford Garstang‘s annual literary magazine rankings or you’ve forgotten to check them out for a while, here’s a reminder to how handy they are! Every year Garstang ranks lit mags based on Pushcart Prize anthology. He creates rankings for the three main […]
Explicit Literary Journal is a new online literary journal “dedicated to showcasing the visual art and writing of non speaking and semi speaking disabled writers and artists.” I wanted to know more about this new journal, so I asked founder Jasper Rubin Hardin some questions to find out. […]
Human/Kind Journal is a new quarterly online literary journal of “poetry, prose, art, and hybrids that examines and reflects on the human experience, social structures, injustices, culture, current events, and history. In a world fraught with division, we’ve created this space to focus on our commonalities as humans […]
Happy New Year and big thanks to such an incredible online community of poets, writers, and supporters! I started actively posting and promoting this poetry blog in October 2014, and have seen a constant increase in traffic, likes, and followers. I’ve met some amazing and talented people along […]
Political poetry. Protest poetry. Resistance poetry. Civic poetry. Poetry of witness. These terms, while somewhat distinct, all reflect a poet’s impulse to express a political self, to be, by extension, a “political poet,” a “protest (or resistance or civic) poet,” a “poet of witness.” But is it possible—or […]