From June, 2020

2020 Poetry Competition Second Runner Up!

Join us in congratulating Kirsten Ihns, whose poem “WATER LENS BAY DOG COUCH BUTTER MOTHER” was also nominated by judge Robyn Schiff as a runner up in The Columbia Review’s 2020 Poetry Competition! You can read “WATER LENS BAY DOG COUCH BUTTER MOTHER” below:


In Support of BLM: Organizations to Donate to

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: “Harlem’s beloved NYPL branch—a research institution, community center, and artistic stronghold dedicated to Black history and thought—dedicates itself as much to historical preservation of Black lives as to present and future activism.” –Ryan Daar The Loveland Foundation: “The Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance for Black women and girls in the U.S. to access mental health professionals and therapy sessions. It is committed to supporting the mental healing and wellbeing of Black women and girls: therapy sessions can cost anywhere from $80-$200, and Loveland works to ensure that recipients will…

2020 Poetry Competition Runner Up Announced!

Our heartiest congratulations to Sidney Eberly, whose poem “The Sidewalk Queen” has been announced as a runner up in The Columbia Review’s 2020 Poetry Competition by judge Robyn Schiff! You can read “The Sidewalk Queen” below: The Sidewalk QueenSidney Eberly2020 Poetry Prize Runner-up, selected by Robyn SchiffA carpet dawn of pink and red poppiesclogs the shower drain, the sink.It’s a hazardous everywhere and no meansof participation, fire or friendly, the dogasks if I lift my hind leg to piss everything away, will it sound pretty?Why not. A poet told me to never answera question asked in a poem, but insteadI…

Jake Skeets and Christopher Soto: On Literary Activism During Covid-19

Intro: Jake Skeets is the author of Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers (Milkweed Editions, 2019) and Christopher Soto is the editor of Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color (Nightboat Books, 2018). In this interview, they discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the Navajo Nation and how the pandemic intersects with…