Peter Valente dives deep into the occult and mystical aspects of Ariana Reines’ A Sand Book.
Jeff Alessandrelli spoke with Hajara Quinn about community, awe, inspiration, and her award-winning debut poetry collection, Coolth.
“Named for Hyderabad, India, Sham-e-Ali Nayeem’s debut book of poetry, City of Pearls explores loss and grief through the experience of a Muslim Indian woman whose sense of home is further lost following the death of her father.” Gina Myers in conversation with Sham-e-Ali Nayeem.
“The male dancer appears from the darkness, near her. They circle each other with birdlike lekking. The first cantaor unzips his skin, which falls to his feet. Out of his sinewy throat – or perhaps, from the earth – roars a bristly emotion, smelling of anguish and love and blood and tears.” From the heart of Andalucía, Erica Goodkind’s fierce appraisal of Flamenco.
Ariana Reines speaks candidly with Emmalea Russo about her latest and largest work to date, A Sand Book.