Aaron Pinnix on Non-Spaces & Magic Realism in Poetry
Q & A with Aaron Pinnix and editor Joanna C. Valente
Stella Padnos-Shea: 'I absolutely violate my family’s privacy'
Stella Padnos-Shea’s poems can be found in Chest Medical Journal, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, The Comstock Review, Lapetitezine.com, and ldyprts.tumblr.com, an online collaboration with jewelry artist Margaux Lange. In an early incarnation, one of her poems was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Stella also regularly performs her work at Studio 26 Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Having been employed as a college English instructor, jewelry maker, and therapist, she is currently embarked on her greatest and most challenging project yet: raising her toddler, Mirabel, while sustaining a marriage. Please find her virtually at Stella.Padnos@gmail.com, or genuinely in Brooklyn.
Carla Carlson: 'I have at least two speakers within me'
She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College’s MFA writing program. Her poems have appeared in print and online journals such as The Westchester Review, Chronogram Magazine,The Mom Egg, and Catch and Release -Columbia Journal. Her first chapbook is currently being published by Finishing Line Press, and will be released in 2015.
Summer 2016: Nothing Stranger
Who are we? Do we not ask ourselves this question everyday? Are our identities not always in question--not always changing and morphing? These poems call into question our existential bodies--the bodies that live in the spiritual and ethereal realms of our universe--not just the ones that transport us to work and back. I ask myself these questions everyday--and everyday my answers are always a little different.
Winter 2016: The Dead Have Risen
2016 has brought many changes for Yes, Poetry. I started the journal in 2010, when I was merely 21 years old. It was in the days when online journals were still getting their grounding, unsure of their place in the publishing world. Now, almost six years later, I can say the website has grown. I have grown. Online magazines are not so clunky or awkward anymore--it's like they've finally grown out of adolescence to adulthood.