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APIARY’S AMAZING OVERHAUL: TWO ISSUES & A NEW WEBSITE

Since 2009 APIARY’S published over 400 Philly writers and served thousands of Philly readers for fun and for free. Why? Because we love this city’s diverse community of writers. We bring artists of all ages and backgrounds together on the page and on the stage. For the first time, we’re asking for your help, Philly! Learn more about our first Indiegogo in our campaign video below!

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PHILADELPHIA POETRY: BY LEONARD GONTAREK (October)

In PHILADELPHIA POETRY, Leonard Gontarek selects and introduces some of our city’s most praiseworthy poets. For October, Gontarek discusses someone very special: Edgar Allan Poe.

Credit: Jack Morefield

Credit: Jack Morefield

Edgar Allan Poe lives at 532 N. 7th Street, just off Spring Garden Street.
In a city of great poets, he is our greatest poet. Here are the kinds of things
he says in his poems:

 

Thy soul shall find itself alone

 

I would not love except where Death
Was mingling his with Beauty’s breath

 

Always write first things uppermost in the heart

 

                    I dwelt alone
                    In a world of moan

 

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WARRIOR WRITERS: AN INTERVIEW WITH LOVELLA CALICA

Courtesy  Lovella Rose Calica

Courtesy Lovella Calica

For as long as I’ve known her, Lovella Calica and the community of Warrior Writers have worked tirelessly to create spaces of healing and action through writing and art workshops for veterans. Lovella is one of the people I bring up when I try to explain the use of poetry and literature, as well as its luxury. We’ve published several authors from the group in our pages and their voices have been a vivid and important testament that we’re a country at war. And the war — as far from our daily lives as we allow it to seem — affects us all as we welcome soldiers home. I hope to see you at Warrior Writers’ reading Saturday! Lillian Dunn

Lillian: What was the process of collecting work for the Warrior Writers’ fourth anthology?

Lovella: We sent out a call for submissions more than 6 months before it was finished. Then we did a lot of calling, emailing and texting people to remind them and help them feel confident enough to submit. We saw a lot of our community face to face too, so we would talk about the book and their writing then as well.

Lillian: What process do the writers go through to create the work?

Lovella: Many of the pieces were created during our writing workshops, but many were done on their own as well. We (including a large team of volunteers) did a lot of work to help folks revise their writing. Some folks hadn’t ever done revisions and were nervous about it, while others knew about it but just had a hard time sitting with the work because some of it is very heavy. A lot of this part is about relationships and there was a good deal of growth among the writers and amongst writers. They were also encouraged to get others to look at and give feedback on their work as well.

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APIARY'S AMAZING OVERHAUL: TWO ISSUES & A NEW WEBSITE
APIARY’S AMAZING OVERHAUL: TWO ISSUES & A NEW WEBSITE

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