Poetry Central

Poetry Central

You will find here a rich and varied mix of interviews with poets, book reviews, and an opportunity to hear readings in our audio section. Stay tuned in 2019 for poetry prompts and workshops.

Books

Book Review: Free Ferry

Book Review: Free Ferry

A Growing America in the Nuclear Age By Linda Simone Linda Simone’s poetry publications include Archeology (Flutter Press, 2014) and Cow Tippers (Shadow Poetry Press, 2006). Her poems, essays, and book reviews appear in numerous journals and anthologies. Born and raised in New York, she now lives in San Antonio,…
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Interviews

Terri Witek

Terri Witek

“I’m definitely happier now as a mixed-bag poet.” Interview by Jennifer Nelson, WTP Feature Writer Terri Witek’s most recent book is The Rape Kit (2018). She is also the author of Body Switch (2016); Exit Island (2012); The Shipwreck Dress (2008), a Florida Book Award winner; Carnal World (2006); Fools and Crows (2003); Courting Couples, a winner of…
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Audio Poetry

either | savannah brown | video poem

either | savannah brown | video poem

Poet and Content Creator my name is savannah brown and i’m a nineteen-year-old poet and content creator originally from ohio, but i’ve been studying in london for the past two years. i’ve been on youtube for more than five years, performing my original spoken word poetry and making videos dealing with topics…
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On Poetry

The Minefield and the Soul

The Minefield and the Soul

Notes on Identity and Literature By David Mason, WTP Guest Writer “The purpose of poetry is to remind us how difficult it is to remain just one person, for our house is open, there are no keys to the doors, and invisible guests come in and out at will.” —Czeslaw…
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Introducing

One-on-One Poetry Intensives

Instructor: Sara London, WTP Poetry Editor

This is a masterclass for anyone who has been writing poems and is eager to revise her/his/their way to even stronger work. Writing effective poems involves a uniquely delicate dance of control and surrender. An initial spark — an image, memory, idea, or language itself — may launch us on a poem with confidence, yet ultimately usher us toward some unexpected wilderness. How do we navigate that line of tension between clear purpose and a poem’s surprising wild side? How do we follow a path of compelling illumination and bring a poem to resonant conclusion? We’ll take a close look at matters of subject, imagery, diction, lineation, rhythm, tone, and more. Students will receive written feedback on work (submitted in advance), tips for future revisions, and reading recommendations. (Number of poems to be determined in pre-conference communication.)

(On acceptance you will be contacted by email to schedule a convenient meeting time.)

wtp@thewoventalepress.net

Sara London

Author of the poetry collections The Tyranny of Milk and Upkeep (forthcoming in 2019), both from Four Way Books. Her poems have appeared in The Hudson Review, Poetry East, The Iowa Review, the Poetry Daily Anthology, The Common, and many other journals. She is also the author of two children’s books, and has reviewed children’s literature for The New York Times Book Review. She earned an MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and later worked at Scribner’s, as fiction editor at Seventeen magazine, and as poetry editor at Special Report. She teaches creative writing and literature at Smith College. www.saralondonwriter.com


Look for our own first WTP Selected Works edition, and a variety of titles and genres by our very own Woven Tale Press authors.


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