I've been blessed to work with a stable lineup of genre editors since I took over as editor-in-chief of Rock & Sling in 2010. We've changed our font more times than we've changed editors. Both Laurie Lamon (poetry) and Julie Riddle (nonfiction) have been on board as long as I have. For the next two … Continue reading Announcing a Guest Poetry Editor
by Margaret Rozga As a person who has long been active in social and racial justice movements, my goal as a poet is to create poetry written from a deep commitment to social justice issues. My books can serve as examples. 200 Nights and One Day is about the Milwaukee fair housing marches in which … Continue reading Vox II: Contributor Notes
These shifts of the perceived subject happen frequently throughout the poem, and cause me as a reader to reread previous lines differently due to the knowledge gained from later lines.
With a poem, faith is a hidden constellation, beginning with the still-mysterious act of writing. The blank page, which is simultaneously white and dark, is the abyss each writer stares into until the moment, as Nietzsche said, where the abyss stares back into the writer.
I am tired of violence. I am tired of lies and hateful rhetoric. I am tired, but it’s not time to go to sleep. It is time to wake up. These three poetry collections are the antithesis of lazy summer reading. These books shun complacency. These are books to stay awake by.
hese poems are my way of honoring the mysteries of the natural world—weather, geology, our human impermanence—using metaphor and image, rhythm and form to understand our roles in such an intricate system.
From issue 10.2, on shelves next week, is Katie Manning. For the past three years, my primary writing project has been a collection of poems with the working title All That Remains. This project began because I was tired of people taking language from the Bible out of context and using it as a weapon … Continue reading Contributor Note, Katie Manning
our final nominee, from issue 10.2 Lecture on Creation So here we gather and no one’s dead although we all will be and soon, and it’s sad that we miss people most right after we’ve seen them, not when many years have slid by, but I digress (Rate My Professor Dot Com says he does … Continue reading Pushcart nominee, Lecture on Creation, by Tod Marshall
our fourth nominee, from issue 10.2 On Apophasis and a Bee A buttered roll and a dinner bee are not in this line. Orthography is a roll baked at a spelling contest. The spotlights on the spellers, I mean, burning at roll call. See, neither role-play nor dinner rolls. On apophasis, a translator … Continue reading Pushcart nominee, On Apophasis and a Bee, by Karen An-hwei Lee