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April 2016

Abayomi Animashaun

Uncertain in the wild frontier

By Abayomi Animashaun

A poet reconsiders his earliest approach to craft.

 

APRIL: The poetry issue

Features

In the cross-cut

By Bernadette Geyer

Create rich poetry with craft techniques used by the world of cinema.

Narrative hook

By Alicia Anstead

Suspense is key to poetry, says Mary Jo Bang.

Naming Parneshia

By Robert Hirschfield

A poet discusses her first collection.

Main course

By Aubrey Everett

Screenwriter Winnie Holzman says comedy is central.

Departments

OFF THE CUFF

Accidental progress

By Michael Henry

Life doesn’t get in the way of a father’s poetry practice.

WRITING ESSENTIALS

Promises, promises

By Hunter Liguore

Establish theme early and stick with it.

WRITER AT WORK

Bounce this

By Dorit Sasson

Get more social shares without annoying readers.

FREELANCE SUCCESS

Pitch, write, repeat.

By Mridu Khullar Relph

Build an ongoing relationship with editors.

LITERARY SPOTLIGHT

Arresting diversity

By Melissa Hart

"Solstice" editors look for deep analyses of social issues.

CONFERENCE INSIDER

Poetry camp

By Meredith Quinn

A conference channels Robert Frost.

Also in Every Issue

Take Note Opener

Abayomi Animashaun

Take Note

Don Share, Baroque in Hackney, small press editors and more.

Ask The Writer

Can nonfiction be dramatized?

Markets

Guide to publishing

Classified advertising

How I Write

Joseph Bathanti: “I’m decidedly a narrative poet, although I don’t let that get in the way if I want to step outside those lines and fool around with other kinds of deliveries.”