front cover of Via Negativa by July Westhale

July Westhale & Katie Tandy discuss Via Negativa: Poems

Our dear friend and former columnist July Westhale talks with QL board member Katie Tandy about Westhale’s new book of poems Via Negativa (Kore Press,…

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Start A Riot!

Start A Riot! Chapbook Prize

In response to rapid gentrification and displacement of QTBIPOC+ literary artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in celebration of these communities’ revolutionary history,…

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art by Judit Navratil

Quiet Lightning / Poetry in Virtual Parks

Quiet Lightning presents their 135th show and the 6th annual Poetry in Parks, produced in collaboration with California State Parks and held virtually on Monday, September 7,…

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The videopoetry for La Chica's Field Guide to Banzai Living by Jennifer Hasegawa

The videopoetry for La Chica’s Field Guide to Banzai Living by Jennifer Hasegawa

Check out these videopoems Jennifer Hasegawa made for poems in La Chica’s Field Guide to Banzai Living! The book came out from Omnidawn in April…

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Ploi Pirapokin by Brandon Espy Photography

Ploi Pirapokin on Grieving for Your Ego’s Death & Shedding the Ideals of What You Are

An interview with Ploi Pirapokin from The Write Stuff series: Ploi Pirapokin is an extraordinary alien born in Thailand and raised in Hong Kong. She is the Nonfiction Editor…

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Allison Landa

Allison Landa on Loving Your Life Not in Spite of the Difficulties but Because of Them

An interview with Allison Landa from The Write Stuff series: Allison Landa is a Berkeley, CA-based fiction and memoir writer who earned an MFA in creative writing from St….

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Matt Leibel courtesy of the author

Matt Leibel on Reading Eclectically, Recklessly, Idiosyncratically

An interview with Matt Leibel from The Write Stuff series: Matt Leibel’s short fiction has been published in Electric Literature, Portland Review, Carolina Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Wigleaf, and Sparkle &…

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Quiet Lightning / virtual mixtape

Quiet Lightning presents their 134th show, held virtually on Monday, July 6, 2020, with readings/performance by (in the following order): Leah Mueller » Diana Donovan » Elizabeth Burch-Hudson » Christopher Dizon » Karisma Rodriguez » Halim Madi » Paolo…

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photo of Marina Lazzara courtesy of the author

Marina Lazzara on Remembering Your Dreams

An interview with Marina Lazzara from The Write Stuff series: Marina Lazzara received an MA in Poetics from New College of California and has published in various literary magazines…

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photo of Elizabeth Costello courtesy the author

Elizabeth Costello on Making in Response to Being

An interview with Elizabeth Costello from The Write Stuff series: Elizabeth Costello writes arts and culture commentary, nonprofit communications, fiction, and poetry. Her chapbook RELIC was recently released by…

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