Roundup! American Women of Colour

You'd think, with the hurricane, that I would have gotten a lot more reading done. You'd also be wrong. Yeah, no, my OCD was not having it with the read-n-relax mentality. We were totally fine, I swear, the weather did little more than make us very wet, but my brain was in a steady state…

Week Two: Native American, Immigrant, and Other Women of Colour

*With an important caveat: works by black women from around the world is the week four theme. Black American women will feature during that week. Coming up this week are American women of colour from all over the US, including Native American women and women with cultural histories from all over the world. Because I…

Roundup! Canadian Women

I'm not gonna lie, getting into the swing of reading so much took more energy than I thought it would. Comparably, during the political theory part of my undergraduate, I was by page count reading so much more and it was even, arguably, denser... but poetry is demanding. I don't really know why this turned out…

Tonight, Scuppernong Books will host the launch of Andrew Salters' new memoir, No, It's Just You, and simultaneously welcome Scuppernong Editions into the world. I'm thrilled to be able to call Andrew a friend after long hours of making #GreensboroBound a reality, and I'm especially excited to watch his memoir in one-act plays (wherein Andrew is always a…

September #LitCitizens Unite!

Just because one monthly challenge is running doesn't mean everything else comes to a halt! Me, panicking: oh shitUpcoming this week is also Andrew’s reading for No, It’s Just You and the formal launch of Scuppernong Editions. Andrew was one of the primary make-things-happen people for the first Greensboro Bound; he’s a really engaging and good-hearted…

Week One: Canadian Women

Lana Del Rey sings Off to the Races in the distance. It's Week One of #SeptemberWomenPoets and my first theme is Canadian Women, naturally. It will go a little like this: Saturday: Wanda Campbell, LOOKING FOR LUCY Jill Battson, ASHES ARE BONE AND DUST Sunday: Wanda Campbell, KALAMKARI AND CORDILLERA Rita Joe, THE BLIND MAN’S…

Empty Set

Empty Set, by Verónica Gerber BicecciFor a few months last year, I was a Rumpus Monthly subscriber---I got a Double Box the first week of every month. One brand new piece of fiction, and one new collection of poetry. I loved it. (Still love it, but it's too pricey for me right now.) Empty Set, by…