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Poets Should Evolve: An Interview with Joshua McKinney

Reading poetry is not like watching a film or reading the average novel. I’d say it’s more like facing an opponent with a katana; there’s something about a three-foot razor blade that sharpens one’s attention. Good poetry sharpens the reader’s attention. Continue reading

“They Don’t Need to Know THAT, Do They?”: Tempra Board Talks Essays, Grants & Collaboration

There are many forms collaboration can take, and that’s the exciting thing about it: You have no idea where it’s going to go, and the product is often much better than what either writer might have done alone. Continue reading

“Immigration Made Me Into A Writer”: Interview with Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Advice to writers: read widely, write regularly, edit ruthlessly. Continue reading

New literary journal, Flumes, is currently seeking submissions for its inaugural edition!

On behalf of our sister publication, The Haberdasher is proud to announce that Flumes is now accepting submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, children’s and young adult literature, as well as art & photography. The Spring 2016 submission period ends April 25th. For more details, including guidelines for each genre, or to submit, please visit: … Continue reading

The Chill is Back! The YCLAC 2nd Annual Halloween Writing Contest Begins Now

Once again, The Haberdasher is pleased to support the Yuba College Literary Arts Club’s annual Halloween Writing Contest. This year’s contest features four categories: Halloween Haiku, Spell Poems, 13 Word Horror Stories and the All Hallows Short Short. The deadline (and we do mean dead) is Thursday, Oct. 15. Multiple submissions are welcomed. The contest … Continue reading

Ken Letko: The Mulch Pile and Germinating the Next Project

by Alexis Butcher In the second installment of our WordSpring 2015 interviews, The Haberdasher is pleased to spotlight award-winning poet Ken Letko. Letko will be leading both a poetry and a publishing workshop at this year’s conference, on Saturday, April 25th. When he isn’t being nominated for the Pushcart Prize by both The North American … Continue reading

Writing Conferences: Worthwhile or Wasteful?

    As writers, why should we attend writing conferences? Are they worth our time and money? Can conference workshops help us resolve a technical issue or figure out how to get our work to people who will publish it? Or, are conferences just another way to procrastinate and avoid putting fingers to keyboard or … Continue reading

Susan Wooldridge Wanders Through Scrambled Meadows of Wordmotes

by Jeanne Walleman Residing in northern California has a maddening amount of rewards, and one of them is the wealth of poets and writers (actually, artists of all kinds) living around us. In the last of our interviews with WordFire 2014 presenters, poet Susan Wooldridge speaks of poetry, living in northern California, and writing. Wooldridge … Continue reading

Kathryn Gessner: ‘With Poetry, There is Joy’

by Chloe Butcher Kathryn Gessner will be a poetry workshop leader at the Wordfire 2014 creative writing conference at Butte College, Saturday, April 26. She received her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Arkansas, and then moved to the west coast to become a teacher at Shasta College. Gessner’s poetry has appeared in … Continue reading

Poetry & Testimony: Spelunking the Self

While poetry has played many roles over the centuries, at its best, it weaves history, politics, love, hate, fear, every aspect of life into a singular moment, a single conceit, a unified epic, complexity through simplicity. In honor of Poetry Month, and the role that we believe poetry can play in contemporary life, The Haberdasher … Continue reading

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