'Butch Geography' by Stacey Waite

Let us make the sounds we were never meant to make. Let us curse. Let us drive. Let us grill steak in the yard. Here I am, gender. Tell me again the girl I should be, please, just say it quietly, so no one will hear…. read more

'the lake has no saint' by Stacey Waite

The smell of crayons in a first grade classroom. Red toadstools under a gum tree. Those minuscule pieces of memory that we can’t shake often give way, for poets, to poems—sometimes as a “trigger” that initiates the piece but does not stay in it, other times as the unassuming vehicle of the poem’s insight…. read more

23 Highly Anticipated* Books of 2011

AWP 2011 was abuzz with old friends and new friends alike. In between the lectures, panels, readings, and receptions we compiled this list of new and forthcoming books that authors, publishers, editors and readers are already buzzing about. What books are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments section below…. read more