It turns out that nothing lives forever. Every time I realize that, I realize it anew. It’s never any less shocking. So begins the heartfelt — and heartbreaking — adieu from my colleagues Dena Rash Guzman and Wendy Ellis at Unshod Quills, which is closing up shop this month. These things happen. All too often … More Putting our shoes on. Saying goodbye.
Oh, you guys. This issue. The photography, the poetry, the prose. The cover art. The beauty of it all! The long-awaited Issue 8 of Unshod Quills is live and online now, and it’s a wonderful, sweet, buzzing literary creature. Since we’ve switched to a focus on poetry, our ranks of gorgeous poets have swelled beyond … More Unshod and pregnant. With bees.
I am so, so fortunate to be part of so many little circles of writing communities — authors, poets, editors, publishers, public readers, Portlanders…. And when two of those circles overlap in a kind if literary Venn diagram, the fun doesn’t get smaller, it gets more concentrated. So you can imagine the degree of Awesome … More Unshod Quills One-Hit Wonders and reading in Portland
That’s right, folks: The seventh glorious issue of Unshod Quills — and the first I had a hand in producing — is now live on the Internet! Lots of amazing poetry in this one, including a few by my pals Hosho McCreesh, Michael Lambert, and Patrick Bahls. There are also three killer personal essays (I … More Kick your shoes off and wade right in!
I have a new job, gang. I’m now serving as production editor at Unshod Quills, where I join the excellent Dena Rash Guzman, Wendy Ellis, Donald Rilea, Holly Hinkle, and Brian Tibbetts. I’m proud as hell to be part of a magazine that has already published work by Patrick Bahls, Rusty Barnes, Matthew Burnside, Matty Byloos, Chloe Caldwell, … More Taking off my shoes; putting on another hat