Book Interview: Patron Saint of Cauliflower by Elizabeth Cohen

Interviewed by Linda Ashok In the words of Jericho Brown, Elizabeth Cohen’s Patron Saint of Cauliflower is matter of fact and practical: “I am preparing for the end of the world.” Cohen takes the most ordinary of images and glories in them as signs for trouble and triumph throughout human existence. And she does this…

Who are you Brendan Constantine? Part II

This is perhaps one of the most exciting interviews of our time and we are happy to share this with you. Two poets, across time-zones, discuss opportunities of wider poetic representation of Asian poets in Asia with particular reference to poets from India, America’s select literary amnesia among others and ways to remedy the gap…

Who are you Brendan Constantine? Part I

This is perhaps one of the most exciting interviews of our time and we are happy to share this with you. Two poets, across time-zones, discuss opportunities of wider poetic representation of Asian poets in Asia with particular reference to poets from India, America’s select literary amnesia among others and ways to remedy the gap…

Book Interview: Millennial Roost by Dustin Pearson

Dustin Pearson is a McKnight Doctoral Fellow in Creative Writing at Florida State University. The recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, Pearson has served as the editor of Hayden’s Ferry Review and a Director of the Clemson Literary Festival. He won the Academy of American Poets Katharine…

Book Review | Laurel: Poems of Love, Loss and Rivalry by Peter Cowlam

Author of Laurel: Poems of Love, Loss and Rivalry, Peter Cowlam’s career as a poet goes back some forty years. His first collection, The Harvest, was privately printed and circulated in the late 1970s. Other collections, including The Valleys of Babel, Manifesto, and Opus Thirty Three Bagatelles have appeared at intervals in the ensuing years,…

Book Interview: The Heart is an Attic by Srividya Sivakumar

Srividya Sivakumar is a poet, teacher, speaker, and columnist. Her first solo collection of verse, The Blue Note was published by Writers Workshop, Kolkata in December 2012. Srividya’s poems are featured in The Peacock’s Cry, The Kritya Anthology, Samyukta- A Journal of Women’s Studies, and 40 Under 40: An Anthology of Post-Globalisation Poetry. Her work is…

Book Interview: The Altar of the Only World by Sharanya Manivannan

Sharanya Manivannan is the author of the critically-acclaimed short story collection The High Priestess Never Marries, which won a 2016 South Asia Laadli Media and Advertising Award For Gender Sensitivity in the category of Best Book (Fiction). She is also the author of two books of poetry, Witchcraft and The Altar of the Only World,…

Book Review: Double Portrait by Brittany Perham

Double Portrait is Brittany Perham’s prize winning second volume of poetry after The Curiosities (2012). Chosen by Claudia Rankine for the Barnard Women Poets Prize, this collection is a series of musical, introspective, and inventive two-way portraits, each bringing to life the relationship between two entities: mother and child, citizen and country, self and lover,…

Book Interview: Dovetail Down the House by Kallie Falandays

Kallie Falandays is the author of Dovetail Down the House (Burnside Review Press, 2016). You can read her work in Black Warrior Review, The Journal, Salt Hill, and elsewhere. She runs TellTellPoetry. 1. Why Dovetail Down the House? I made you up to be less lonely. 2. Your poems are without titles. This is not a very…

Book Interview: Somewhere but not Here by Stephen Byrne

Stephen Byrne was born in Dublin and now lives in Chicago. His first book of poems Somewhere but not Here was born of the RL Poetry Award 2016 (international category). His poetry and other writings have appeared in many journals and magazines worldwide in print or online including The Indian Review, The Poetry Bus, Galway…