All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘poetry’

Interview with SWP Poet Heather Derr-Smith

Interview with SWP Poet Heather Derr-Smith

Interview by Torrey Smith How do you begin a poem? I fall in love. With a person, a moment or memory, a place, or an idea. I fall in love with Camus or boxing or Sarajevo. I fall in love with a stranger and want to know/learn everything, their story, their gestures, their language. The […]

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Digging through Dirty Laundry

Digging through Dirty Laundry

This week our featured poet is Elizabeth Onusko. Her piece, “Case History,” is slightly longer, and so I’ll include a link here to my personal blog so you can read it (sidenote: I am not as emo as my profile picture portrays me to be. Do people use the word “emo” anymore?) “Case History” struck […]

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Writings from the F Train

Writings from the F Train

This week I got the chance to pick the brain of the wonderful poet, Jason Primm, on his poem “Flood” and other musings. Rather than type out the whole nearly two-page poem to you here, I’ve provided a link to it here on my own personal poetry blog and you should READ IT(!!!), which I […]

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Do We Define Our Space, or Does It Define Us?

Do We Define Our Space, or Does It Define Us?

So, I have this issue as a writer. Once upon a time, a teacher asked me what my favorite subject was to write about. Now, let’s keep in mind here that I am a privileged, cisgender, white chick. Besides being a woman, I’ve pretty much got it made in the world. And everyone’s always saying […]

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Artists are art, too.

Artists are art, too.

Last week, I got the chance to interview one of the last poets from our first issue of burntdistrict. This interview comes out at about the same time as Liz and Jen introduce their second issue of the magazine and I am so excited to check it out! In the meantime, read up about my […]

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Sometimes, I Stray Deliberately…

Sometimes, I Stray Deliberately…

This week has been an exhausting one for me. I’m sure most of you who read this blog (where the hell are you, anyway? READ MY BLOG.) can relate. It’s my last year of college and suddenly the “What are you thinking of doing after school?” question we all dread from relatives as, say, freshmen, […]

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Burntdistrict Writers Read, Happiness Ensues

Burntdistrict Writers Read, Happiness Ensues

So, about two weeks ago, Jen and Liz hosted a good ol’ Midwestern soirée complete with burntdistrict poetry, beer, and the fanciest of cheeses (Goat cheese, people. Goat. Cheese. Be still my heart.) Couple all of the above with the fact that it was hosted at House of Loom, which cannot be described as a […]

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Refutations by Memory

Refutations by Memory

Hey, folks. It’s me, the no-longer-lowly intern, back and ready to receive more wisdom from poets in our lovely magazine, burntdistrict. This week, I got the chance to interview the up-and-coming poet, Benjamin Sutton, whose three poems from “Refutations by Memory” were recently featured on Verse Daily. Before you read the interview, check out the […]

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So This Is Where It All Began

So This Is Where It All Began

Recently, I had the chance to interview one of Omaha’s local poets about his life and poem featured in the last issue of burntdistrict, “So This Is Where It All Began.” I’ll start off by sharing the poem, which indeed does not belong to me, but instead to the wonderful Steve Langan. I hope this […]

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Wondering Who I Was, and What I Might Become…

Wondering Who I Was, and What I Might Become…

The suburbs of Omaha are nothing like the suburbs where I’m from. In Chicago, everything is laid out on a grid. Probably some architect got lazy along the way, because each bungalow is painfully identical and separated only by about four feet of impeccably groomed shrubbery. But here in Omaha, the ‘burbs really have something […]

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