Hester Bradley: April 2019 Poet of the Month
Hester Bradley (Hesbrad) is a writer from Leicester in the United Kingdom. Hesbrad is into between-spaces, gender and sexual fluidity, and people turning into animals. Hesbrad is finishing a PhD at Oxford Brookes University on the moon and its resistance to heterosexual monogamy in early modern drama. They have published poetry in Aesthetica magazine. You can find them on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hesbrad/?hl=en
Ariel Mallett: March 2019 Poet of the Month
Ariel Mallett is a multimedia artist who's deeply emotional work rouses empathy for the self and the other. The brash vulnerability of her work pushes the viewer to consider the beauty that can be found in suffering, encourages one to find commonality in the painful condition that is the human existence, and inspires connections otherwise inaccessible in our day to day lives.
Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick: February 2019 Poet of the Month
Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick's work has appeared in Salt Hill, Stirring, Versal, The Texas Observer, Devil's Lake, Four Way Review, among others. She is listed as a contributor of both poetry and prose in A Shadow Map: An Anthology of Survivors of Sexual Assault published by Civil Coping Mechanisms. She has chapbooks out with Thrush Press and Mouthfeel Press. Hardwick serves as the poetry editor for The Boiler Journal and her first full-length, Before Isadore, was recently published by Sundress Publications.
Chris Records: January 2019 Poet of the Month
Chris Records is a grantwriter and community organizer living in Los Angeles. He works for two nonprofits: USC Shoah Foundation, which collects the testimonies of survivors of genocide and uses them in schools around the world; and Karam Foundation's Books Not Bombs initiative, which advocates for the creation of scholarships for Syrian refugee students. His work has been published in Entropy, Rabid Oak, Punch Drunk Press, and Salon.
Download This Free Ebook: 'Gently/Not Gently: Poems for 2018'
Now that 2018 is coming to a close, we compiled all of our 2018 Poet of the Month features into a free ebook for easier reading and bookmarking. Enjoy and read away.
The chapbook includes Dujie Tahat, Isabel Cruz, Anthony Timperman, Mariel Fechik, and more
Isabel Cruz: November 2018 Poet of the Month
Isabel Cruz was born in The Philippines but raised in Singapore. She now has two places that she considers home. Isabel is a 20-year-old writer and poet who believes that stories are one of the strongest things on earth; she wants to be able to weave ones so beautiful she could inspire generations. Her work as been featured on Yes, Poetry and Harness Magazine. You can find more of her words on her Instagram and her blog.
Dujie Tahat: October 2018 Poet of the Month
Dujie Tahat is a Filipino-Jordanian-American immigrant living in Washington state. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in Sugar House Review, Shenandoah, Tahoma Literary Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Strange Horizons, and elsewhere. His reviews and essays on poetry and politics can be found in Seattle Review of Books and Civic Skunk Works. Dujie has earned fellowships from the Richard Hugo House and Jack Straw Writing Program. He serves as a poetry editor for Moss and Homology Lit and interviews poets for The Adroit Journal. He got his start as a Seattle Poetry Slam Finalist, a collegiate grand slam champion, and Seattle Youth Speaks Grand Slam Champion, representing Seattle at HBO’s Brave New Voices.
Mariel Fechik: September 2018 Poet of the Month
Mariel Fechik lives in Chicago, IL and works in a library. She sings for the bands Fay Ray and Moon Mouth and writes music reviews for Atwood Magazine and Third Coast Review. She is a Bettering American Poetry nominee and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Sundog Lit, and others.
Kate Horowitz: July 2018 Poet of the Month
Kate Horowitz is a poet, essayist, and science writer in Washington, DC. Her work on illness, gender, love, loneliness, birds, and vampires has appeared in Monstering, Qu, Luna Luna, Bitch, Bright Wall/Dark Room, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, and many more. She blogs at thingswrittendown.com and tweets @delight_monger.
Nicholas Bon: May 2018 Poet of the Month
Nicholas Bon is the author of My Circus Mouth (Ghost City Press, 2018) and the editor of Epigraph Magazine. Their recent poems can be found at (b)OINK, METATRON, Dream Pop Journal, and elsewhere. Find them online at nicholasbon.com or on twitter @1000000horses.
Rax King: February 2018 Poet of the Month
Rax King is a dog-loving, hedgehog-mothering, beer-swilling, gay and disabled sumbitch who occasionally writes poetry. She wrote the collection The People's Elbow: Thirty Recitatives on Rape and Wrestling (Ursus Americanus, 2018) and her work has also recently appeared in Five:2:One, Bad Pony Mag, and (b)OINK Zine. She can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as @raxkingisdead -- say hi :)
Devon Balwit: January 2018 Poet of the Month
Devon Balwit is a teacher/poet living in Portland, OR. She has two chapbooks—How the Blessed Travel (Maverick Duck Press) and Forms Most Marvelous (forthcoming with dancing girl press). Her recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in: The Cincinnati Review, The Almagre Review, The Stillwater Review, The Tule Review, Red Earth Review, The Aeolian Harp Folio Anthology, The Free State Review, Front Door, Cease Cows, Peacock Journal, and Eunoia Review.
Hannah Cohen: November 2017 Poet of the Month
Hannah Cohen lives in Virginia and received her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. Her debut poetry chapbook Bad Anatomy will be published by Glass Poetry Press in 2018. Recent and forthcoming publications include Noble/Gas Qtrly, Calamus Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, The Ellis Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and elsewhere.
Jared Joseph: October 2017 Poet of the Month
Jared Joseph is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop MFA program, and os now pursuing my PhD in Literature at the University of California – Santa Cruz. Recent work has been published in Fence and Entropy Journal; 'Drowsy. Drowsy Baby' is forthcoming from Civil Coping Mechanisms press in September 2017. His book collaboration with Sara Peck, 'here you are,' is available from Horse Less Press.
Ori Fienberg: August 2017 Poet of the Month
A graduate of the Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, Ori Fienberg’s short prose has appeared or is forthcoming in many journals including Beecher’s Magazine, Essay Daily, Entropy Magazine, The Laurel Review, and the Mid-American Review. Ori creates educational resources to promote academic integrity at the College of Professional Studies of Northeastern University in Boston, and lives with his wife, and dog, in Evanston, IL. Find more of his work at orifienberg.com.