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Adam Soldofsky’s The Blind Swordsman Poems

Friend and former contributor to Paperbag Adam Soldofsky has been up to some interesting work lately, not the least of which is his current Tumblr project. A series of short poems built on screenshots with and without subtitles from a … Continue reading

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Instructions from Ali Znaidi

Another Instructions submission called “Words Rattle” from Ali Znaidi in Tunisia. A visual/poetic interpretation, monochrome and full of guitars. Just how we like it. Ali’s bio: Ali Znaidi (b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia where he teaches English. His work has … Continue reading

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Author Update

Hi, friends! Hope everyone’s ready to tear it up at AWP. Looks like it’s gonna be a good time. We got a little update from former Paperbag contributor Joshua Marie Wilkinson. You can find his forthcoming book, The Courier’s Archive … Continue reading

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An Assignment by Luka Fisher

Some lovely work from Luka Fisher, who sends in some assignments (as per our loose guidelines). And a folding instruction: Some Saint Genet types have cruel hands that in a single sheet of paper out you in the mail. Some … Continue reading

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Monica Wendel and Kate Shults–BRAIN SCIENCE Video

We sadly slept on this for far too long (so much email!), but eternal friend of the Paperbag show Monica Wendel has had one of her poems transformed by video artist Kate Shults. The poem is from her forthcoming Thrush … Continue reading

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Paperbag No. 6 Launch Reading

Hey Friends! Our latest issue, Paperbag 6, is live. Check it out! And we’re having a reading. TONIGHT! Pete’s Candy Store, 7 to 8:30pm Readings by: MARINA KAGANOVA NATALIE EILBERT Musical Performance by: DAVID WAITE MARTINSON Come celebrate with us! … Continue reading

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Interview with Monica McClure

Cathy Linh Che: When reading through your poems, I felt some sense of family history in them, but the poems didn’t feel like direct storytelling. They felt slippery, though grounded in a kind of vernacular and an aura of desire … Continue reading

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Interview with MRB Chelko

M.A. Vizsolyi: Can you talk about the impetus for the poems in “Mother May I”? MRB Chelko: Sure. “Mother May I” is actually a series within a longer series which I wrote from December 2010-November 2011. I like to make … Continue reading

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By: J/J Hastain

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By: Luka Fisher

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