New Essay: Writing Poetry in the Dark

I will have an essay in Writing Poetry in the Dark, a craft book for speculative poets. The book will be edited by American poet, novelist and essayist Stephanie Wytovich and published by Raw Dog Screaming Press in 2022.

My essay titled “This is Not a Poem” explores using speculative poetry as social commentary. From Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, the poets of the Nyorican Poets Cafe, to Amanda and Gorman and more are discussed.

From the announcement:

“Contributors include many award-winning poets, authors, and editors such as Linda D. Addison, Michael A. Arnzen, F.J. Bergmann, Carina Bissett, Leza Cantoral, Timons Esaias, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Claire C. Holland, Jim and Janice Leach, Donna Lynch, Alessandro Manzetti, Jessica McHugh, Cynthia Pelayo, Saba Syed Razvi, Marge Simon, Christina Sng, Lucy A. Snyder, Sara Tantlinger, Joanna C. Valente, Bryan Thao Warra, and Albert Wendland.”