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Publication announcements, readings, events, and other news from Jackie Craven.

  • Hello & Goodbye at Spillway 25
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    Susan Terris says she selected “the most surprising poems I could find” for Spillway, volume 25. After seven years as editor, Terris is moving on, and the theme for this issue is, appropriately, “Hello & Goodbye.” The 165-page journal packs... Read more »
  • Ice Cream Poems
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    Yes! Just in time for summer, a tasty anthology of poems by some of the coolest writers I know. I’m delighted to join Barbara Crooker, Lori Desrosiers, Laura Foley, Michael Meyerhofer, and other favorites in Ice Cream Poems: Reflections on... Read more »
  • The first sip flamed into another sip…
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    …like a sun storm— like an Olympic medal—like Pompeii— like Pompeii before lava made love groan beneath the weight of heat— So begins a poem recently published in r.kv.r.y, a quarterly online literary journal that explores recovery from addictions and compulsions... Read more »
  • Columbia Poetry Review Celebrates 30 Golden Years
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    Happy birthday and congratulations to Columbia Poetry Review.  The elegant 30th anniversary issue includes work by new writers alongside favorites from past contributors, including Elizabeth Alexander, Denise Duhamel, Kimiko Hahn, and this poem by Mary Ruefle… The Cake Where would you like... Read more »
  • Women at Sea
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    The best thing about appearing in Women’s Studies Quarterly? Meeting so many brilliant, barrier-breaking poets, scholars, poets, and fiction writers. Several dozen gathered at The New School in NYC for the launch of the “At Sea” issue. I read my... Read more »
  • Lost & Found at Silver Birch Press
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    I believed in the tooth fairy longer than most children, and was usually quite happy to yank out pieces of myself in exchange for a visit. The mystery! The excitement! Today I get a similar thrill from writing poetry, but... Read more »
  • Monkeys, Elephants & Clowns – Oh my!
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    The day before the presidential inauguration, I learned that  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey planned to fold their tents. No more traveling acrobats and animal acts. Where would the performers go? I envisioned a circus parading cross-country to Washington... Read more »
  • Excitement in River Styx
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    I’m not sure which thrilled me more: Receiving an honorable mention in the 2016 River Styx International Poetry Competition, or opening my email to find the congratulatory message from poetry editor Francesca Bell, whose raw, unflinching work I’d been following... Read more »
  • Publish Your Protests
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    Responses to the election continue to flood Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. I’m uplifted and inspired by the writing I find in my newsfeed. But, in the blink of an eye, words vanish below the fold. Posting on Facebook... Read more »
  • Salamander 43 – WOW!
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    Now in its 25th year, Salamander magazine is an exquisite, highly respected literary journal that publishes poetry, fiction, and reviews. The aesthetics are breathtaking. Issue 43 has poems from a wide range of writers, including Bosnia-born writer Vedran Husić (“My... Read more »
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