After Preparing the Altar, the Ghosts Feast Feverishly

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“Child, we move through graves / like eels, delicious with our heads first, our mouths / agape.” In this Ours Poetica video, Jane Wong reads her poem “After Preparing the Altar, the Ghosts Feast Feverishly” published in the November 2018 issue of Poetry magazine. Wong’s second poetry collection, How to Not Be Afraid of Everything, is forthcoming from Alice James Books in 2021.

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Editors Panel: Chicago

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Melissa Faliveno, associate editor of Poets & Writers Magazine, talks with the editors of literary magazines and small presses about the kind of work they publish, along with practical advice for writers looking to submit their work and tips for how to establish successful working relationships with editors. Panelists include Adrienne Gunn of TriQuarterly, Jeff Pfaller of Midwestern Gothic, Don Share of Poetry magazine, and Ben Tanzer of Curbside Splendor.

Speak by Phillip B. Williams

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"A storm and so a gift. / Its swift approach / lifts gravel from the road." Phillip B. Williams reads his poem "Speak," originally published in Poetry magazine in 2013. Williams's debut collection, Thief in the Interior (Alice James Books, 2016), is featured in Page One in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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