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Resisting linear time: An interview with Mai Der Vang

Last spring, on a visit to San Diego, I browsed the sizable stack of books belonging to my poet friend until I came to Afterland by Mai Der Vang. I paged through the poems...

Jane Wong: Poetry itself is a ritual that allows for resilience

Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of hearing Jane Wong read her poems in the intimate setting of the WordsWest Literary Series salon held at C & P Coffee Company in West Seattle. On this particular night, Jane shared the stage with a nationally known poet, Terrance Hayes, and the café was standing room only. Even so, her ability to reach her audience even in a packed space and her generosity of spirit impressed me. After I’d read (and reread) her new book Overpour and listened to her live reading, I caught up with Jane to ask about both the new book and her writing life.
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‘landscape, heartbreak’: How Michelle Peñaloza kept writing

Q-and-A with poet Michelle Peñaloza about writing "landscape/heartbreak"