The Engine of Myself: Interview with Poet Hala Alyan

Whether it’s trauma or addiction it took me a long time to get the powerlessness thing, but in both cases it was the first step towards walking through it and being liberated and being able to tell a different story.


When the Skull Is a Bell: Interview with Poet Michael Lee

One of the oldtimers in my homegroup used to say, “I don’t always miss the drink or the drug but I do miss the chaos,” and I’ve always identified with that and tried to capture it tonally in poems.


Morning Roundup: July 17, 2019

Scotland has highest drug death rate in the EU, police officer overdosed while on duty, acclaimed poet explores family addiction.