Pluck! releases its special issue featuring #blackpoetsspeakout, the sister movement of Black Lives Matter. An international anthology celebrates the diversity and quality captured in flash fiction. Read these and more in The Hourglass Flow.
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#BlackPoetsSpeakOut Issue of PLUCK!

Message from PLUCK!: Issue 13 is in! This is the #‎blackpoetsspeakout special issue!! So much gratitude to Amanda Johnston and Mahogany Browne our guest editors, all of our incredible poet contributors, and Brian Campbell for his stunning photo essay! Want your copy? $15/copy sent to: pluck! | 1215 POT, University of KY, Lexington KY 40506 | $30/subscription for individuals, $100/sub for institutions and organizations. Read my blog post on PLUCK!

Introducing The Best Small Fictions 2015

Series editor, Tara L. Masih, assembled fifty-five acclaimed and emerging writers to make the debut of The Best Small Fictions 2015 a necessary publication. This international volume, guest edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler, celebrates the diversity and quality captured in fiction forms fewer than 1,000 words. Learn more


Recap of University of Baltimore Reading Through Photos

Last month, Derrick Weston Brown and I did a reading at the University of Baltimore as part of their M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts Fall Reading Series. Check out these photos from the awesome Jessica Kim: Alan King | Derrick Weston Brown.

All Aboard the Overground Railroad

The Overground Railroad poetry anthology is out! All I can say is this powerhouse anthology knocked me sideways with some good poetry. Read my brief review, then order your copy today!

Who Gave You Permission?

Who gives us permission to be artists? James Cagney probes that question in this wonderful recounting of what happened after a reading. Learn more

Order DRIFT!

"...climbing aboard these poems...the first thing I noticed were the many passengers," according to the Coal Hill Review. "It made me realize how I’ve been reading too much of the loner stuff, speakers isolated from the world..." Read the full review, then purchase DRIFT

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