The past two weeks have been some of the worst of my life. My mother-in-law was killed in a car crash that put my father-in-law in the ICU, and now it looks like he won’t make it either. We are so heartbroken.
I’m thankful right now for any happy news that I can get, and I have three pieces of good poetry news today.
- Five poems from A Door with a Voice were published in Eunoia Review.
- Erika Dreifus posted a review of A Door with a Voice.
- Nancy Chen Long posted an interview with me about A Door with a Voice.
And if you’re interested, you can read the poetry collection itself: A Door with a Voice.
Thanks to Karissa Knox Sorrell for this micro-review and recommendation of A Door with a Voice!
“A Door With a Voice by Katie Manning is an exceptional collection of poems whose words come from chapters in the Bible. Manning’s idea was to take the final chapter of different books of the Bible and use them as word banks to create poems. I love how Manning deconstructs the language and reconstructs it to create her own powerful narratives.”
And how wonderful to have my work recommended alongside Maggie Smith-Beehler and Sandy Marchetti!
My new chapbook is here! A Door with a Voice was published by Agape Editions today and is available as a free download!
Here is my May post, in which it’s my birthday, and I can shout about reading fees if I want to!
(♪♫ Shout if I want to, shout if I want to! ♪♫)
With Carolyne Wright at PCA/ACA in Seattle
Quail Bell Magazine published 5 poems from my Bible word banking project today. Thanks, Quail Bell editors!
The first two poems are part of my forthcoming chapbook from Agape Editions, A Door with a Voice, due out this summer!
The Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award announcement is up on the MSR website now, so this must be real. I’m still so shocked and honored by this.
One of the poems from my Bible word banking project was published today in The Chaotic Review! I’m a big fan of this new journal that pays and publishes a new piece daily.
“The Book of Men” will be in my forthcoming chapbook from Agape Editions too!
Two of my game poems were re-published today at Luna Luna!
One is about playing Yahtzee and missing my Granny. The other is about not writing “crotchless panties” in a game of Scattergories.
Here is my April post, in which I wonder, “What if poetry’s value is greater than money? What if I respect my poems enough not to send them to journals that don’t meet my standards for quality or human decency, regardless of how much those journals pay for poems?”