Matthew Thorburn, Poet - Author of Dear Almost
Thank you to editor Eileen Tabios for engaging with Dear Almost in the latest issue of Galatea Resurrects. Here’s an excerpt: “The anguished roots of the poem highlight the achievements of Dear Almost for presenting a poem which narratively travels far and wide and yet makes all elements relate to the poet’s unborn daughter—and Thorburn does so in controlled and luminous words.” You can read the full piece here.
I'm honored to have my poem "Gray Light on An Unmade Bed" named an honorable mention in Cave Wall's 2017 Broadside Contest. Congratulations to all of the poets recognized for their work.
Leslie Harrison’s poems are meditative and thoughtful, yet fleet-footed, quick to change direction. They show us a mind in motion, questing and questioning, wrestling with complex feelings and ideas. I've been following her work for years now, always excited to see what she'll write next, so it was fun to get to talk to her about her new collection, The Book of Endings, for the Ploughshares blog. Take a look.