February, 2016

Poetry Around Us with James Ballowe

Poetry Around Us with James Ballowe

An interview series with featured poets of Fifth Wednesday Journal Process and Community: An Interview with Elise Paschen Photograph by Jennifer Girard FWJ: Infidelities, your first book of poetry, was published in 1996, and Bestiary, your second, in 2009. Prior to that, Houses: Coasts, a chapbook, came out in 1986 in England. All along, you […]

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Poetry Around Us with James Ballowe

Poetry Around Us with James Ballowe

An interview series with featured poets of Fifth Wednesday Journal Mechanisms of Emotion: An Interview with Ed Roberson Sometime last spring I mentioned to my friend Lisel Mueller that FWJ would be doing an interview with Ed Roberson, this issue’s featured poet. She immediately accepted my casual invitation to come along, saying she would like […]

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Behind the Lens with Jenn Hollmeyer

Behind the Lens with Jenn Hollmeyer

An Interview with Eleanor Leonne Bennett Sixteen-year-old Eleanor Leonne Bennett (eleanorleonnebennett.zenfolio.com) lives in Cheshire County, England, and has been winning photography awards around the world since she first picked up a camera five years ago. She uses her Panasonic Superzoom to snap glimpses of everything from nature to herself. Check out the Spring 2012 issue of Fifth […]

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Behind the Lens with Jenn Hollmeyer

Behind the Lens with Jenn Hollmeyer

An Interview with Petra Ford Fifth Wednesday Journal has been publishing Petra Ford’s photography since the spring of 2008. This winter she took her Nikon D200 to the street to capture everyday life in Chicago. Then she sat down with us to talk about shooting, posing, and irony. Untitled by Petra Ford FWJ: You’re both […]

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Susan Porterfield on Made in Detriot by Marge Piercy

Susan Porterfield on Made in Detriot by Marge Piercy

Made in Detroit By Marge Piercy 192 pp. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2015 Hardcover $27.95 Barnes & Noble NOOK $14.99 ISBN: 978-0-385-35388-5                                                        . American Grit If Marge Piercy — poet, novelist, and memoirist — is not already considered a national treasure, she should be. She is the author of eighteen books of poetry […]

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Said Shirazi on Charles Bukowski

CITY LIGHTS PUBLISHERS Said Shirazi Sixteen years after his death from leukemia, Charles Bukowski remains a literary outsider, albeit a very popular one. There is a 2003 documentary in which Bono, Tom Waits, and Sean Penn sing his praises, and three of his poetry readings from 1970, 1979, and 1980 are now available on DVD. […]

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Under Brushstrokes

Under Brushstrokes

Poems by Hedy Habra Under Brushstrokes is an astonishing collection of poems responding to art. Through Habra’s accomplished pen, these ekphrastic poems create an immediate world of rich textures and image, giving the reader intimate access to such diverse talents as Klimt, Guccione, Bosch, Tanning, and Hokusai. She explores the stages of art — from thought to […]

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Old Heart

Old Heart

A novel by Peter Ferry Coming from Unbridled in June 2015 Peter Ferry’s new novel is a wonderfully assured and provocative follow-up to Travel Writing. Old Heart manages to weave together an astonishing array of themes and layers — the perils and freedoms of old age, the complexity of family ties, the liberation of travel, […]

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Teaching a Man to Unstick His Tail

Teaching a Man to Unstick His Tail

A full length and color poetry book By Ralph Hamilton Teaching a Man to Unstick His Tail is a book about relationships, both with those closest to us and with ourselves. Ralph Hamilton’s poetry is a tapestry stitched from flesh and beauty, wound and salve. Words become electric through this poet’s skin and mouth. This is a poetry […]

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Wild Domestic

Wild Domestic

Poetry By Natania Rosenfeld Wild Domestic:such contraries, deftly held in balance, lie at the heart of Natania Rosenfeld’s debut collection in which poems are energized as much by the poet’s life-affirming, lush, appetitive drives as they are reined in by her sober-eyed vision of caged birds of prey and flayed rabbits; I am thinking in […]

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