Book Review – Gasoline Heart by Shannon Barber

Gasoline Heart | Shannon Barber Price : $15.00 Available via Lark Books & Writing Studio In a letter, Kafka asks for books than can be an ax that can cut through the icy sheath of a wintered lake; the lake, obviously, a metaphor in service to the human consciousness. A young brown woman growing up…

5 Voices in Poetry We Look Forward To

by Crystal Vega-Huerta For those who have not limited themselves to the canon, but instead have read from the outpouring of work from lesser heard voices in both published works and literary journals, will find women poets at the forefront of a fantastic year for poetry.  While the work of women poets on the end-of-year lists…

5 South East Asian Women Poets You Should Be Reading Right Now

In the recent months, sufficient controversy & public discourse has been generated about the popularity of Rupi Kaur – a Canadian poet of South Asian descent. Kaur has gained substantial international fan-following via social media, Instagram in particular, for writing condensed verses accompanied by minimalistic sketches that skim over subjects pertaining to immigrant life, gendered…

float your gods on me

I read a poem last week, some real hot take on the military state of whiteness, that took the juice out of words to keep them young and blotted the lftovrs w cultrl refrncs made to blueprint the base of operations, made to unmask the latest imitation, ordered with just enough private education to reveal…