Project Bookshelf: Erica Hoffmeister

I am a hoarder; I am the opposite of Marie Kondo. I like my tangible objects. I like old things. Clutter soothes me. My things bring me joy—every single one. When I run my fingers across my trinkets, books, odds, and ends, I immediately transport to the time and place I bought it, found it, … Continue reading Project Bookshelf: Erica Hoffmeister

Meet Our New Editorial Intern: Erica Hoffmeister

I know it’s cliché to say: I’ve loved books more than anything for as long as I can remember… but, it’s true. Before my tiny little body could even form concrete memories, I began to build my life around reading and writing. I learned to read early. I was two and a half years old when … Continue reading Meet Our New Editorial Intern: Erica Hoffmeister

Lyric Essentials: Chris Moore Reads Sommer Browning

For this installment of Lyric Essentials, we talk with Denver writer Chris Moore. She reads poems from fellow Denver writer and artist Sommer Browning, and talks about the interconnection of written genres, art, and the experience of hearing poetry aloud. Thank you for reading! Erica Hoffmeister: Why did you choose to read these two poems … Continue reading Lyric Essentials: Chris Moore Reads Sommer Browning

Lyric Essentials: moira j. Reads Joy Harjo

For this installment of Lyric Essentials, we are joined by Sundress author moira j. They read poems from poet laureate Joy Harjo, and talk about the role of storytelling in indigenous poetry. Thanks for reading! Erica Hoffmeister: What is your personal connection to Joy Harjo that led you to read her poetry for Lyric Essentials? … Continue reading Lyric Essentials: moira j. Reads Joy Harjo

Interview with Sundress Author H.K. Hummel

As we prepare for the release of her full-length poetry collection, Lessons in Breathing Underwater, author H.K. Hummel speaks with Sundress Publications’ editorial intern, Erica Hoffmeister about the importance of women’s stories. Erica Hoffmeister: Can you describe the meaning of the opening epigraph, lyrics from the song, “Night Has Turned to Day” by The Fantastic … Continue reading Interview with Sundress Author H.K. Hummel

Lyric Essentials: Amy Watkins Reads Carl Phillips

Welcome back to Lyric Essentials! In this latest installment, Amy Watkins, author of Wolf Daughter, reads two poems by one of her favorite living poets, Carl Phillips. Amy discusses the act of reading poetry out loud, Phillips’ poetry’s intricate complexity, and Watkins’ new chapbook. Of special note to regular readers: Sundress would like to welcome … Continue reading Lyric Essentials: Amy Watkins Reads Carl Phillips

Lyric Essentials: Lucian Mattison Reads Juan Gelman

Thank you for joining us at Lyric Essentials! This week, poet and translator Lucian Mattison reads for us Juan Gelman as he discusses history within Argentinian poetry and the bridge that connects people through poetry translation. Thanks for reading! Erica Hoffmeister: What is your relationship with Juan Gelman’s work? Has his work influenced your own … Continue reading Lyric Essentials: Lucian Mattison Reads Juan Gelman

Lyric Essentials: JP Howard Reads Cheryl Clarke

Welcome back to Lyric Essentials! For this installment, JP Howard reads poems from Cheryl Clarke and talks about literary activism, the power of poetry, and the importance of black, lesbian voices in the community. Thank you for reading! Erica Hoffmeister: Why did you choose to read these poems by Cheryl Clarke for Lyric Essentials? I … Continue reading Lyric Essentials: JP Howard Reads Cheryl Clarke

Lyric Essentials: Stephen S. Mills Reads Frank O’Hara

Welcome back to Lyric Essentials! In this latest installment, Stephen Mills reads us Frank O’Hara and talks about how O’Hara’s poetry has not only helped shape queer spaces in poetry, but has most recently provided comfort while living in New York City during the COVID crisis. Thank you for reading! Erica Hoffmeister: Why did you … Continue reading Lyric Essentials: Stephen S. Mills Reads Frank O’Hara

Lyric Essentials: Tara Shea Burke Reads Judith Barrington and Donika Kelly

Welcome back to Lyric Essentials! In our latest installment, Tara Shea Burke reads poems from two different poets and discusses the connectivity of lesbian poetry, somatic poetry, animalistic poetry, and how important it is for everyone to hear about it all. Thanks for listening! Erica Hoffmeister: Why did you choose to break the rules and … Continue reading Lyric Essentials: Tara Shea Burke Reads Judith Barrington and Donika Kelly