Category: Self-taught MFA

Seven Days, Twelve Months, and a Year – guest post by Brynda Mara

It’s gay pride month, and here I’m publishing a love story between a transgender person and I. It never crossed my mind that I would write an LGBTQ oriented POETRY collection, just like it never crossed my mind I would ever be in a relationship with a transgender […]

My interview w/ Camille Wanliss – founder of Galleyway via Tell Tell Poetry

Welcome to the tenth interview in my 12-part poetry submissions interview series for Tell Tell Poetry with Camille Wanliss, founder of Galleyway–an online platform that spotlights opportunities for BIPOC writers. Learn about what inspired her to start Galleyway, the benefits of participating in the literary community, the importance […]

Life After Birth: Mentoring Newborn Poems – guest post by Elisabeth Blair

This post was adapted from four essays in the author’s monthly poetry craft newsletter, lullabies & alarms. After sketching out a poem, the next steps can feel daunting. In this post I’ll share 6 steps I usually take when revising my poems, with hopes they will help make […]

Overcoming obstacles of poetry book publication – guest post by Sherre Vernon

It feels a bit surreal to be publishing my first full length collection of poetry, Flame Nebula, Bright Nova, at 45, after 20 years of being active in the poetry field—and 15 years after the publication of my poetry chapbook. It can be easy, on a journey like […]

Cover Stories: Judging a Book by Its Cover – guest post by Elaine Sexton

  All books have a cover story. What’s yours? Let me start this guest blog post with a confession: I am someone who does judge a book by its cover. Not all books, but with books of poetry, I certainly do. I believe what happens on the cover […]

Poet Sarah Nnenna Loveth Nwafor interviewed by Zoë Fay-Stindt

Zoë Fay-Stindt: I just wanted to start by saying that Already Knew You Were Coming is such a gift. It makes so much space in such a small book—space for different selves and different identities to take up more room. I really appreciate it, and I appreciate you. Thank […]

My interview w/ Cathleen O’Connor – IWWG Board Chair via Tell Tell Poetry

Welcome to the ninth interview in my 12-part poetry submissions interview series for Tell Tell Poetry with Cathleen O’Connor, Board Chair for the International Women’s Writing Guild talks with me about the guild’s mission, wide variety of programming, free virtual events, and upcoming in-person events. Learn how you […]

Improvisatory Poetry: Making it up as you go along – guest post by Elisabeth Blair

This article was excerpted and adapted from a 3-part series on writing from the liminal mind, published through the author’s monthly poetry craft newsletter, lullabies & alarms. In 2017 I launched a collaborative performance practice called the Improv Poetry Orchestra (IPO). It’s a simple enough set-up – a […]

How to organize your poems & submit more – guest blog post Brian Evans-Jones

When it comes to making submissions to magazine and journals, there’s a ton of good advice on the web about how to choose magazines, how many to send to, and how to keep track of your submissions. But there’s another side to this process that doesn’t get written […]

My interview w/ Allison Joseph of CRWROPPS via Tell Tell Poetry

Welcome to the eighth interview in my 12-part poetry submissions interview series for Tell Tell Poetry with Allison Joseph, professor, poet and curator of Creative Writing Opportunities, talks about literary community, how the pandemic affected her writing, and tips for poets and writers. Learn about multiple online communities, Facebook […]

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