Betsy Andrews to Read at IUSB This Wednesday!!

  Mark your calendars! Betsy Andrews will be reading this Wednesday—October 1, 2014—at Indiana University South Bend, hosted by 42 Miles Press and the English Department.                     Betsy’s poems are powerful and passionately-driven. They are urgent and accelerate the reader forward through their pages, their images,…

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The Bottom: An Interview with Betsy Andrews

  Click here to view my review of The Bottom. Betsy Andrews’ book-length poem, The Bottom, was published by 42 Miles Press in 2014 and received the 2013 42 Miles Poetry Prize. Sections of this poem appeared in such places as Kadar Koli, BoogCity, Stone Canoe and The Laurel Review, as well as Poets for…

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Reading Betsy Andrews

  to sound like itself is what water wants, to look like itself, to feel wet walloped by cinderblock, spars and bottles, the wanting-locked water lay down the wanting-locked water stank without lustre, it stank without lustre and we cut it with knives, we cut it with scissors, the wanting-locked water, we cut it with…

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Interrobang: An Interview with Jessica Piazza

  Click here to view my review of Interrobang. Jessica Piazza’s first full-length collection, Interrobang, was published by Red Hen Press in September 2013 and was the recipient of the AROHO 2011 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize and the 2013 Balcones Poetry Prize. Poems in this collection appeared in such places as 42 Opus, Anti-,…

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[Spoilers] It was Awesome!: The First Edition of Playground Ink

  I am always so impressed at how talented my friends are. As I mentioned in a previous post, the first edition of WMU’s new student organization of playwrights, actors, directors, and other theatre artists, Playground Ink, has been running its first set of plays for the past two weeks, with the final of four…

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