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I have 3 new poems in the latest Screen Door Review.

 

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Three Drops from a Cauldron: Samhain 2017

I am excited to have a ghost poem in Three Drops from a Cauldron: Samhain 2017.

Three Drops from a Cauldron

It’s Friday the 13th, and just over a fortnight until Samhain / Halloween itself – so being the seasonally appropriate little elves we are, please accept our offering of the 2017 Samhain special.

This edition was edited by Kate Garrett, with several members of the Three Drops from a Cauldron editorial team: Becca Goodin, Loma Jones, Amy Kinsman, Holly Magill, Grant Tarbard, and Claire Walker.

Featuring spooky-perfect poetry and flash fiction by Abigail Elizabeth Ottley, Spangle McQueen, Gaia Holmes, Jackie Biggs, Kailey Tedesco, Matt Macdonald, Barry Charman, Victoria Gatehouse, Faye Boland, James Dorr, April Michelle Bratten, Louise Warren, Diana Powell, Charlotte Begg, Halo Quin, Sandra Moore Coleman, Kevin McGuirk, Helen May Williams, Meg Kingston, Lara Gularte, Eilish Fisher, Sarah Deeming, Helena Astbury, Siaara Freeman, Nico Knox, Catherine Edmunds, Em Morley, Paul Beech, Nico Solheim-Davidson, Thomas Lloyd, Jonathan Humble, Katherine DiBella Seluja, Caroline Hardaker, Joseph Allison, Maggie Mackay, Angi Holden, and…

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The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: “The Winter of Anne” by April Michelle Bratten

“The Winter of Anne” was the final selection for my feature on Best Dressed! ❤

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This selection comes from the chapbook Anne with an E, available from Dancing Girl Press. Our curator for July is Raquel Thorne.

April Michelle Bratten‘s work has appeared in Gargoyle, Southeast Review, Zone 3, THRUSH Poetry Journal, The Boiler Journal, and others. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the online journal Up the Staircase Quarterly, a Contributing Editor at Words Dance Publishing, and the Vice President of the Tandem Reader Awards. She was recently accepted into the MFA program at UBC Vancouver. Find out more at aprilmichellebratten.com.

RhiannonThorne, known as Raquel by friends, grew up in the Bay Area of California, a couple hours north of San Francisco in the wine country. A genderqueer poet, she currently resides in Baton Rouge, LA, where she is a MFA candidate at LSU and the Interviews/Reviews editor for New Delta Review. Raquel is also co-creator of

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The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: “To Write a Letter When There is Too Much to Say” by April Michelle Bratten

“To Write a Letter When There is Too Much to Say” featured in Best Dressed!

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This selection comes from the chapbook Anne with an E, available from Dancing Girl Press. Our curator for July is Raquel Thorne.

April Michelle Bratten‘s work has appeared in Gargoyle, Southeast Review, Zone 3, THRUSH Poetry Journal, The Boiler Journal, and others. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the online journal Up the Staircase Quarterly, a Contributing Editor at Words Dance Publishing, and the Vice President of the Tandem Reader Awards. She was recently accepted into the MFA program at UBC Vancouver. Find out more at aprilmichellebratten.com.

RhiannonThorne, known as Raquel by friends, grew up in the Bay Area of California, a couple hours north of San Francisco in the wine country. A genderqueer poet, she currently resides in Baton Rouge, LA, where she is a MFA candidate at LSU and the Interviews/Reviews editor for New Delta Review. Raquel is also co-creator of

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The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: “Anne’s Sadness” by April Michelle Bratten

“Anne’s Sadness” was featured on Sundress Publications’ Best Dressed blog! This is probably my favorite poem from my chapbook. Thanks for selecting it, Raquel Thorne. ❤

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This selection comes from the chapbook Anne with an E, available from Dancing Girl Press. Our curator for July is Raquel Thorne.

April Michelle Bratten‘s work has appeared in Gargoyle, Southeast Review, Zone 3, THRUSH Poetry Journal, The Boiler Journal, and others. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the online journal Up the Staircase Quarterly, a Contributing Editor at Words Dance Publishing, and the Vice President of the Tandem Reader Awards. She was recently accepted into the MFA program at UBC Vancouver. Find out more at aprilmichellebratten.com.

RhiannonThorne, known as Raquel by friends, grew up in the Bay Area of California, a couple hours north of San Francisco in the wine country. A genderqueer poet, she currently resides in Baton Rouge, LA, where she is a MFA candidate at LSU and the Interviews/Reviews editor for New Delta Review. Raquel is also co-creator of

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The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: “Anne with an E” by April Michelle Bratten

My poem “Marilla is a Museum” was featured in Sundress Publications’ Best Dressed!

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This selection comes from the chapbook Anne with an E, available from Dancing Girl Press. Our curator for July is Raquel Thorne.

April Michelle Bratten‘s work has appeared in Gargoyle, Southeast Review, Zone 3, THRUSH Poetry Journal, The Boiler Journal, and others. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the online journal Up the Staircase Quarterly, a Contributing Editor at Words Dance Publishing, and the Vice President of the Tandem Reader Awards. She was recently accepted into the MFA program at UBC Vancouver. Find out more at aprilmichellebratten.com.

RhiannonThorne, known as Raquel by friends, grew up in the Bay Area of California, a couple hours north of San Francisco in the wine country. A genderqueer poet, she currently resides in Baton Rouge, LA, where she is a MFA candidate at LSU and the Interviews/Reviews editor for New Delta Review. Raquel is also co-creator of

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The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: “Anne with an E” by April Michelle Bratten

I am so thankful to the Sundress Publications blog for including some poems from my chapbook Anne with an E in their Best Dressed Series this week.

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This selection comes from the chapbook Anne with an E, available from Dancing Girl Press. Our curator for July is Raquel Thorne.

April Michelle Bratten‘s work has appeared in Gargoyle, Southeast Review, Zone 3, THRUSH Poetry Journal, The Boiler Journal, and others. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the online journal Up the Staircase Quarterly, a Contributing Editor at Words Dance Publishing, and the Vice President of the Tandem Reader Awards. She was recently accepted into the MFA program at UBC Vancouver. Find out more at aprilmichellebratten.com.

RhiannonThorne, known as Raquel by friends, grew up in the Bay Area of California, a couple hours north of San Francisco in the wine country. A genderqueer poet, she currently resides in Baton Rouge, LA, where she is a MFA candidate at LSU and the Interviews/Reviews editor for New Delta Review. Raquel is also co-creator of

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The Landing: Interview with Kaveh Akbar at Up the Staircase Quarterly

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The Landing: An Interview Series seeks to gain insight into the diverse creative processes of some of our favorite writers with the hopes that we can inspire others through this sharing. Each quarter we will highlight one previously published poem in a short interview.

Kaveh Akbar

Kaveh Akbar’s poem, “Portrait of the Alcoholic with Craving,” was published earlier this year at Boston Review.

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Akbar discusses formatting verse with cadence, creating a compassionate awareness of alcoholism, and engaging “whatever animal is roaring loudest” in his poetry. Read our interview here.

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Interview with April Michelle Bratten, Co-founder of the Tandem Reader Awards

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Sundress: First, can you tell our readers what the Tandem Reader Awards are and what you and your team hope to accomplish with this launch?

April Michelle Bratten: Tandem Reader Awards are a post-publication chapbook award and a new nonprofit organization. President Rhiannon Thorne and I are passionate about chapbooks and the hard work that goes into creating them. We created TRA with the intention of honoring the collaboration between authors of chapbooks and their editors/publishers. However, our purpose for TRA quickly evolved into a larger concept as we researched the field of post-publication awards. We found that most reader awards were charging in the ballpark of $25 for submissions—a fee that many cannot afford, resulting in a very abrupt gatekeeper to awards in our creative community. Likewise, the publishers for chapbooks are often small publishers who may not be making a profit from their press, let alone have additional…

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