Open Mic continues with updates

As this is the last day of poetry month, I wish to thank all of Red Alder Review's Open Mic contributors for their poems and Q&A conversations. For readers and for contributors, I hope this series has felt like a sort of connection to literary community, sharing perspectives on craft and work in this usual … Continue reading Open Mic continues with updates

tumbling – Jónína Kirton

As part of Red Alder Review's Open Mic series - Q&A and poem from Jónína Kirton. (Q&A) Red Alder Review (RA): How do you normally connect to the poetry/literary community?  Jónína Kirton (JK): As one living with a chronic health condition, social media has always been my lifeline. Given my health issues I prefer smaller, … Continue reading tumbling – Jónína Kirton

Zuihitsu for Chris Kraus – Elee Kraljii Gardiner

As part of Red Alder Review's Open Mic series - Q&A and poem from Elee Kraljii Gardiner. (Q&A) Red Alder Review (RA): How do you normally connect to the poetry/literary community?  Elee Kraljii Gardiner (EKG): I talk to a lot of writers, all over the place, on different platforms, about writing and non-writing related things. … Continue reading Zuihitsu for Chris Kraus – Elee Kraljii Gardiner

Water Hunger – Annick MacAskill

As part of Red Alder Review's Open Mic series - Q&A and poem from Annick MacAskill. (Q&A) Red Alder Review (RA): How do you normally connect to the poetry/literary community?  Annick MacAskill (AM): I consider myself lucky to be in frequent contact with many poets in Nova Scotia (where I live). I’m thinking of folks … Continue reading Water Hunger – Annick MacAskill

Edgar Allen – Maria Picone

As part of Red Alder Review's Open Mic series - Q&A and poem from Maria Picone. (Q&A) Red Alder Review (RA): How do you normally connect to the poetry/literary community?  Maria Picone (MP): I had a few false starts on Twitter but, these days, I’m following such a wonderful community of people that I want … Continue reading Edgar Allen – Maria Picone

from Tenement – Conyer Clayton

As part of Red Alder Review's Open Mic series - Q&A and poem from Conyer Clayton. (Q&A) Red Alder Review (RA): How do you normally connect to the poetry/literary community?  Conyer Clayton (CC): Through buying and reading books, doing poetry work-shops, writing a review here and there, and occasionally making it out to readings. I … Continue reading from Tenement – Conyer Clayton

Each Against the Other – Pearl Pirie

As part of Red Alder Review's Open Mic series - Q&A and poem from Pearl Pirie. (Q&A) Red Alder Review (RA): How do you normally connect to the poetry/literary community?  For almost a decade I connected by going to every possible event of festivals and readings and chatted until I was hoarse. And reading stuff … Continue reading Each Against the Other – Pearl Pirie

#31 from Lost Lagoon/lost in thought – Betsy Warland

As part of Red Alder Review's Open Mic series - Q&A and poem from Betsy Warland. (Q&A) Red Alder Review (RA): How do you normally connect to the poetry/literary community?  BW: I haven’t a “normally.” My first book (1981) was a collection of poems that was obviously feminist (and quietly queer). Since then, I’ve been … Continue reading #31 from Lost Lagoon/lost in thought – Betsy Warland

The Pain of Being – Andrew W. French

As part of Red Alder Review's Open Mic series - a Q&A and poem from Andrew French. (Q&A) Red Alder Review (RA): How do you normally connect to the poetry/literary community?  Andrew French (AF): I think the biggest way is probably through staying active online, whether it be on Twitter or through my podcast, Page … Continue reading The Pain of Being – Andrew W. French