Now that we’ve all sprung forward, we feel it’s time for another round of our favorite society function. So grab your inspirational source text (ours include the latest American Poetry Review and New Yorker issues with some Muriel Rukeyser thrown in for good measure) and don’t leave the coffee shop til they kick you out or you write the next Great American Masterpiece, whichever comes first.
Elly Bookman, Contributor. Elly Bookman's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, The Journal, Passages North, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. She was the recipient of the first annual Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from American Poetry Review, and was featured in Rattle's Poet's Respond Series. Originally from downtown Atlanta, Elly teaches middle school in Wilmington, North Carolina.