Dear Slushies, have you ever heard a theremin? Visited Utah? Tried a baked Alaska? Join us for an episode dedicated to poems by Natasha Sajé, whose work explores belonging, queerness, & womanhood in a flow of humor, insight, and vivid images. In “Dear Utah,” Sajé takes us on a trip through her connection with her […]
It’s a rainy day in Philly, even rainier in NYC, and curiously blue in Abu Dhabi. We’re wondering whether you can OD on zinc, what’s happening on planet Saadiyat, and whether ghosts are real. These poems are full of curious imagery, versatile movements and occasional hot-pants and sneeze-ghosts. We loved journeying through each one, which […]
Well before we found ourselves in the COVID 19 pandemic, we had the sniffles on this episode, slushies. But neither head colds nor hangovers will keep us from the great pleasure of discussing Daryl Jones’ “Not Your Ordinary Doppleganger.” The poem’s gentle humor and delightful details have us in stitches: the poem puts the “P” […]
Anxiety, God, glitter, pixie dust, sparkles… all of this can be found within our latest episode of Slush Pile, which features Rosemary Kitchen’s poem “How to Cauterize,” followed by two poems by Jessica Pierce, “Without” and “How to Take What You Want.” This is a rare occasion as the gang is all present at the editorial table—in fact– Kathleen and Marion are absolutely delighted to be physically reunited and sharing the same space and the same microphone for the first time in ages.
“By the way, I have some very positive things to say about the candy cakes. The industrial aftertaste didn’t show up until 30 seconds or so after eating them, and even then the aftertaste was minimal. The texture, though, was something so elegant, it tasted like something out of the Old Testament. And the peanut […]
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