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Interview: Emma Bolden

August 22, 2017 by


It’s been a privilege to read Emma Bolden’s work for a decade now and a pleasure to be continually surprised by it. On the rare occasions someone asks me about poets they should read or poets from Alabama, she’s likely the first I mention. I love the frequently haunted personae of her poems, often women […]

Little Billboards #51–60

March 28, 2014 by


Check out Little Billboards #51–60 here. New Little Billboards will be going up today. As always, thanks for reading and listening!

Interview: Adam Vines

February 14, 2014 by


When I think about “nature poets,” I often unfairly stereotype the idea into two camps: the contemporary Cassandras and their warmings and warnings or the Hallmark Thoreaus, full of simple awe and wonder. That’s unfortunate; it’s just as hard to write new, meaningful nature poetry, as it is to write new, meaningful love poetry. The […]

Poem: “Mayflies” by Adam Vines

February 11, 2014 by


Later this week, we’ll be serving up an interview with poet Adam Vines. As an hors d’oeuvre, we offer his poem “Mayflies” from his book The Coal Life, a finalist for the 2012 Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize. Mayflies Ripples pinprick the surface. It’s coming from below, mayfly nymphs pipping, twitching out of skins, and […]

Little Billboards #31–40

December 1, 2013 by


Enjoy and, as always, thanks for reading! Little Billboards #31–40

Little Billboards Almost #50

October 18, 2013 by


I really wanted to use Kelly’s poem as my 50th entry to Little Billboards, but he was insistent that I write that one. Well, he gets almost 50. I like his poem for many reasons. Particularly, I liked that it represents my larger goals of the project maybe better than my own work has. Hopefully you’ll […]

Little Billboards #21–30

September 13, 2013 by


Little Billboards #21-30 New posts coming this weekend. Thanks for reading!