Brian Lucas on Unlocking a Secret Code to a Bountiful and Utopian “Nowhere”

Brian Lucas on Unlocking a Secret Code to a Bountiful and Utopian “Nowhere”

An interview with Brian Lucas from The Write Stuff series: Brian Lucas lives in Oakland, CA. His most recent book is Now Land (ink drawings with an accompanying CD of music),…

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Better Ancestors: Nia McAllister, Josiah Luis Alderete, Brontez Purnell, Greer Nakadegawa-Lee & Aja Couchois Duncan

Better Ancestors: Nia McAllister, Josiah Luis Alderete, Brontez Purnell, Greer Nakadegawa-Lee & Aja Couchois Duncan

Quiet Lightning hosted the premiere of Better Ancestors, a quarterly series showcasing writers of color, with a virtual event on Monday, Jan 4, 2021. Hosted…

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Nicholas James Whittington on Finding Time and Space to Visit that Place Called Poetry

Nicholas James Whittington on Finding Time and Space to Visit that Place Called Poetry

An interview with Nicholas James Whittington from The Write Stuff series: Nicholas James Whittington is a poet, scholar, educator, editor, printer, publisher and father living in Oakland, CA since…

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Jennifer Hasegawa

Jennifer Hasegawa on the Light Shining Out from Our Navels

An interview with Jennifer Hasegawa from The Write Stuff series: Jennifer Hasegawa is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet who has sold funeral insurance door-to-door and had her suitcase stolen from…

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Patrick James Dunagan courtesy of the author

Patrick James Dunagan on Happenings without any Expectation or Presumption of Reward

An interview with Patrick James Dunagan from The Write Stuff series: Patrick James Dunagan lives in San Francisco and works at Gleeson Library for the University of San Francisco….

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Mary Ladd courtesy of the author

Mary Ladd on Holding Found Items at Arms Length

An interview with Mary Ladd from The Write Stuff series: Mary Ladd’s The Wig Diaries is an irreverent cancer book that pokes fun at diagnosis, treatment, medical bills and beyond. It is…

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Submissions open for the Jane Underwood Poetry Prize

Submissions open for the Jane Underwood Poetry Prize

About the prize The Jane Underwood Poetry Prize was established to celebrate and memorialize Jane Underwood, the founder and long-time director of The Writing Salon…

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sPARKE & bLINK cover art by Nancy Sayavong

Quiet Lightning / literary mixtape curated by Danielle Bero & Sage Curtis

Quiet Lightning presents their 136th show, curated by Danielle Bero & Sage Curtis and held virtually on Monday, November 2, 2020, with readings/performance by (in the following…

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Virtual writing group on Thursdays

CALLING ALL WRITERS! Words are great companions, but are you looking for a little more human interaction? If so, I’m starting a virtual writing group over Zoom for…

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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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