Tag: poetry

A Poet Survives a Plane Crash by Shane Wilson

A Poet Survives a Plane Crash by Shane Wilson
“The trauma said, ‘Don’t write these poems. Nobody wants to hear you cry about the grief inside your bones.” ― Andrea Gibson, The Madness Vase   A Poet Survives a Plane Crash   I haven’t slept much since the plane fell— this is the first I’ve written. It seems only hours since the gate— conversations... Read more »

Unique New Literary Journal Now Accepting Submissions for Debut Issue

I normally wouldn’t use other mediums to self-promote, but Abby asked me to tell readers about this opportunity, so here goes. Just a few weeks ago, I launched a literary review, 3Elements Review, with C.J. Matthews and Liz Sidell. We believe what sets our journal apart from most others  is our unique prompt. Three “elements” are... Read more »

On Teaching Poetry in Chicago Public Schools // Stephanie Lane Sutton's 2013 Write Bloody Submission Video

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Stephanie Lane Sutton is, in my opinion, one of the most brilliant emerging poets in Chicago. A few months back I had the pleasure of interviewing her, and it only re-affirmed what I already know: her raw and honest poetry will change the world. The video I’m sharing with you today is of her reciting her... Read more »
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Q & A with Susanna Lang, Author of "Tracing the Lines"

Q & A with Susanna Lang, Author of "Tracing the Lines"
Susanna Lang is a Chicago-area educator and the author of three collections of poetry: her most recent release, Tracing the Lines is available from Brick Road Poetry Press.  Chicago Literati caught up with Lang to ask a few questions on writing, the connection between education and poetry, and her new book in advance of her upcoming reading with... Read more »