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What’s New in Poetry, 1-15-15

What’s New in Poetry, 1-15-15

Hi!!! Thanks so much for all of your kind comments in response to our last episode!!! Happy one-one-five-one-five!!!

Today’s episode contains four super awesome new videos–I hope you love them as much as I do!!! The first is from Justin Marks, who was supposed to read at our irl series before it was cancelled. He’s in NYC. His recent book from Barrelhouse is terrific!!! Morgan Parker’s also from NYC. This is already her second Real Pants appearance, which shows how much we all love her!!! Tracy Dimond is poetry’s next rockstar!!! She lives in Baltimore. & then definitely don’t forget about the ever-wonderful Roberto Montes! He’s in NYC too, but his poems are everywhere! You can always contact me at–I’ve already started getting spam at this address!!!


Justin Marks’ books are You’re Going to Miss Me When You’re Bored (Barrelhouse Books, 2014) and A Million in Prizes (New Issues, 2009). His latest chapbook is We Used to Have Parties (Dikembe Press, 2014). He is a co-founder of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry press, and lives in Queens, NY, with his wife and their twin son and daughter.

Morgan Parker

Morgan Parker is the author of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015), selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize, and There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Coconut Books 2016). A Cave Canem fellow and poetry editor for Coconut Magazine, she also contributes writing to Weird Sister and co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series with Tommy Pico. She lives in Brooklyn and at

Dimond faceTracy Dimond co-curates Ink Press Productions. She is the author of Grind My Bones Into Glitter, Then Swim Through The Shimmer (NAP 2014) and Sorry I Wrote So Many Sad Poems Today (Ink Press 2013). Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Shabby Doll House, glitterMOB, aptCoconut, Sink Review, Hologram, and other places.

Wow you can really tell

Roberto Montes is the author of I DON’T KNOW DO YOU, named one of the Best Books of 2014 by NPR, and HOW TO BE SINCERE IN YOUR POETRY WORKSHOP. His poetry has appeared in Coconut MagazineDelugeApogee JournalEveryday Genius, and elsewhere.

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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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