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What’s New in Poetry, 2-26-15

What’s New in Poetry, 2-26-15

Welcome again to What’s New in Poetry!!! What did you think of our last episode? Pretty awesome? You’ll love this one too!!! It stars Michelle Detorie, Tyler Gobble, Jane Wong, & Natalie Eilbert!!! Michelle’s and Tyler’s first books each came out very recently, and Natalie’s will come out any day!!! You can find Jane’s work all over the web. These are four of the best new poets I know!!!

Oh, & in keeping with my other introductions, Jane lives in Seattle, WA, Natalie lives in NY, Tyler lives in TX, and Michelle lives in CA. You’d need to drive many miles to visit them all, but now, for you, they’re all here in one place!!!

Let me know what you think of this episode by commenting below or emailing me at

May all your consequences be happy ones!!!!




michelle detorie

Michelle Detorie is the author of numerous chapbooks including Fur Birds (Insert Press), How Hate Got Hand (eohippus labs), and Bellum Letters (Dusie). She also makes visual poems, poetry objects, time-based poetry, and curates the public art project, The Poetry Booth. Her first full-length collection, After-Cave, is just out with Ahsahta Press. She recently completed The Sin in Wilderness, a book-length erasure about love, animals, and affective geography. Her current project is a series of swamp poems narrated by dragons and bitchy ghosts. She lives in Santa Barbara, CA, where she edits Hex Presse and coordinates the Writing Center at Santa Barbara City College. She is also the poetry editor for Entropy.



Tyler Gobble is editor-in-chief of NOO Journal, chapbook editor of Magic Helicopter Press, and the host of Everything Is Bigger, a reading series in Austin, TX. He is currently a poetry fellow in the Michener Center for Writers. He has plopped out some chapbooks, most recently Collected Feelings with Layne Ransom (Forklift INK), and his first full-length collection, MORE WRECK MORE WRECK, is available from Coconut Books. He likes disc golf, tank tops, and bacon. More at


Jane Wong

Jane Wong’s poems have appeared in anthologies and journals including Best New Poets 2012 (The University of Virginia Press), The Arcadia Project (Ahsahta Press), Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Volta, and others. The recipient of fellowships from the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Kundiman, Squaw Valley, and the Fine Arts Work Center, she holds a MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She teaches at the University of Washington and the Hugo House in Seattle.


Natalie Eilbert

Natalie Eilbert lives and writes in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She is the author of two chapbooks, Conversation with the Stone Wife from Bloof Books in 2014 and And I Shall Again Be Virtuous from Big Lucks Books, also in 2014. Her first full-length collection, Swan Feast, will be published by Coconut Books in 2015. She is the founding editor of The Atlas Review, an independent magazine of literature and visual art. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals, including The Kenyon Review, Tin House, Guernica, West Branch, Handsome, and The Philadelphia Review of Books.

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Bruce Covey

Bruce Covey publishes & edits Coconut magazine & Coconut Books and, for 12 years, hosted the "What's New in Poetry" reading series in Atlanta. His sixth book of poetry, Change Machine, was published by Noemi Press in 2014.

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