Posts tagged with: poetry

Princeton Poetry Festival

Cornelius Eady posted this pic of his latest, captioned, “Heard any good books lately?” It’s a special release for Princeton Poetry Festival, October 25 & 26, where he and his trio will perform music recorded at renowned Sun Studios down... Read More

A writer’s life and work

“A writer’s life and work are not a gift to mankind; they are its necessity.”  —Toni Morrison In the past year I rejected several manuscripts which initially excited me because they addressed, or seemed to be positioned to address, some... Read More

Life as Dystopian Fiction

False equivalency and calling lies the truth. Apparently that’s the neighborhood where we live. Several people have emailed to ask if the wompus is still in business, so I felt compelled to answer: We are alive and kicking. But posting... Read More

Dear America’s Police

Let’s use accurate terms when we speak of the extra-judicial killing of people of color by American police whose salaries we pay. In any other country we’d call it state-sponsored terrorism. Roxanne Gay on Alton Sterling. Reginald Dwayne Betts on Tamir Rice. Jesse Williams’ beautiful speech... Read More

Selma & Oslo

Our staff is down at the moment, so submissions are closed, and a few other things are moving slower than normal for the wompus. That’s life in the small press lane. We saw Selma in a downtown theater in Boston,... Read More

Only two things

Cornelius Eady has a review in the NY Times of The Crossover, a novel in verse for middle-school kids, by Kwame Alexander, that sounds pretty compelling for the adult reader as well. Vijay Seshadri’s Pulitzer makes me happy. Brian Lehrer on WNYC posts... Read More

Art & the world

Susana H. Case‘s new book 4 Rms w Vu is out from Mayapple Press, another in Case’s line of sharply observed poetry collections that serve up her at times scathing insights with a playful sense of humor. An excellent recipe for a... Read More