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November 30, 2018

“The Modern Arizona Scene” is the current state of Arizona’s art, music, and books. This art is uniquely ours--art that springs up from the desert, from the Grand Canyon, from the border, from the Colorado River. The identity of Arizona is ever elusive, a place in betw...

November 11, 2017

Haiku is one of the most well known forms of poetry. Most people know that it originated in Japan, but Haiku is only one of many forms of Japanese poetry.

The language itself is the source of one major distinction in Japanese poetry. Western poetry focuses mainly on rhy...

November 8, 2017

If you missed the first part of this interview with poet Boots, where we talk about the writing world and how it intersects with the social media world, you can check it out here.

            Boots, Instagram handle @po...

October 23, 2017

When I first encountered the work of Los Angeles-based poet Boots, I was exploring lost relics of Casa Grande, probably entering places I shouldn’t have. Walking through crumbling doorways and tripping over cracked pavement, I looked up to see a gigantic heart on the w...

January 5, 2017

Every year in Flagstaff, there is an event known as Tequila Sunrise. For many students, this event means taking a break from studying, drinking socially, and generally having fun with their friends. For many bartenders, this event means being awake obscenely early, wor...

December 12, 2016

Line breaks are  

an obvious necessity 

in poetry—as  

we all know. 

Except when they are not because—as we all know—prose poetry is a thing that exists, so essentially I advise that, as poets, we all internalize that rules are fake, so is the concept of an obvio...

November 15, 2016

On October 15, 2016, the World Slam Poetry season of 2016 came to its magnificent conclusion when 14 poets from around the world competed one last time for the title. Flagstaff, AZ hosted the finals, which meant that I got the amazing opportunity to attend. 

For th...

October 25, 2016

Flagstaff, Arizona. The farthest place I could get away from home, and the best place I could ever imagine to be inspired.

With its mountains and endless blue sky, it’s the opposite of the place I grew up in. The grey, damp, clustered city. With its endless cracked side...

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