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“I’M HERE NOW”: ANNA BADKHEN & THE PRAXIS OF LETTING GO

Last week, local poet Carlos Soto Roman shared an item on social media that caught my eye. His friend, freelance journalist Anna Badkhen, was crowdfunding her newest project: a book chronicling the year she spent walking with nomadic Fulani cowboys in Mali, to be entitled Walking With Abel. After a little research I learned that […]


MAKING PAPER’ WITH NICOLE DONNELLY

  After earning an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Iowa, Nicole Donnelly moved to Philadelphia and (many years later) bumped into me at a reading. I’m calling it destiny. Besides her wonderful paintings and drawings, Nicole is one amazing papermaker. She hosts papermaking workshops regularly, and I decided to attended one. […]


APIARY Mixtape

APIARY Mixtape

A brand-new video adventure, APIARY MIXTAPE is an intimate look into Philly’s teeming literary families. Writers invite us in to the places they find inspiration; we record their poems, stories, and thoughts on craft and community. Follow us from living rooms to swingsets, riverbanks to rooftops. We’re on a quest to record Philly and the […]


APIARY MIXTAPE

APIARY MIXTAPE

A brand-new video adventure, APIARY MIXTAPE is an intimate look into Philly’s teeming literary families. Writers invite us in to the places they find inspiration; we record their poems, stories, and thoughts on craft and community. Follow us from living rooms to swingsets, riverbanks to rooftops. We’re on a quest to record Philly and the […]


Daniel Torday Interview: The Sensualist

APIARY’s Youth Editor Eve Gleichman interviews writer Daniel Torday about his just-launched book, The Sensualist. This week marks the launch of Daniel Torday’s first book, The Sensualist. Torday, whose short stories and non-fiction have appeared in places like Esquire, Fifty-Two Stories, and The Kenyon Review, says he has plenty of unpublished work lying around his […]


Ryan Eckes Interview and Poems

Ryan Eckes Interview and Poems

A Conversation with Ryan Eckes APIARY’s Events Editor Alina Pleskova recently spent some time talking with her former professor, Philadelphia (and APIARY 1) poet Ryan Eckes, and learned how he got into poetry, how he almost became a journalist and his real motivation behind offering extra credit for attending poetry readings. In 2007, I enrolled in an […]


“Gangsta Poetry” – Video

"Gangsta Poetry" - Video

Philly-based spoken word artist Denice Frohman just won The Pigeon Presents The Philadelphia Poetry Slam in March and recently represented Philly in the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Denver.  She is also the Director of Programs at Philly Youth Poetry Movement.  If you need any more proof that she has serious poetic skills, check out her […]


Making Chapbooks with Jonny Lohr

APIARY’s Lindsay Steuber talks with Jonny Lohr, an MFA student at Temple University, about his process of creating chapbook.  Lohr is completing his chapbook project as well as Debrah Morkun and Nick DeBoer’s collaborative book.  Stay tuned to the Philly poetry calendar for the launch reading later this month!   Lindsay Steuber: What first interested […]


CROSSPOLLINATE:Fiction

CROSSPOLLINATE:Fiction

The second in a series of features documenting literary friendships in Philadelphia.  One writer shares a story or poem, then invites a friend to comment.  This month: “ARRHYTHMIA: A Plague of Helicopters” from Angelo Colavita and responses by Anastasia Renzetti and Kyle Shuebrook.  Scroll to the bottom to read as a PDF.           […]


Featured Poet

Featured Poet

me and Nina author Monica A. Hand to Perform at Arcadia University by Tamara G. Oakman, Co-founder and Managing Editor of APIARY Magazine Monica A. Hand is a poet and book artist, and winner of the 2010 Kinereth Gensler Award from Alice James Books for her debut manuscript me and Nina (available on the Alice James Books […]


Artist Interviews- Rebecca Brame

Image above: “Canelita” Rebecca Brame was the featured woodcut artist in Apiary’s Winter 2011 edition. In her free time, she volunteers with the Humane Society of Berks County and is married to photographer Jonathan Barkat. She lives in Roxborough, PA with her two daughters, 2 dogs, 2 chickens and one cat. __ Apiary: What attracts […]


Featured Poet

Featured Poet

Zen and the Art of Micro-press Printing On a chilly day early in November, APIARY Contributor Lindsay Steuber, had the chance to visit with poet Brian Teare at his apartment in Philadelphia.  Over tea and homemade cranberry-orange bread , they discussed the  writing process,  Zen, and his micro-press, Albion Books.  Check out some of Brian’s […]


Featured Poet

Featured Poet

“What feels more urgently sacred right now is our relationship with our environment.” Anne-Adele Wight lives in Philadelphia and works with the series Poets and Prophets. Her new book, Sidestep Catapult, was published recently by BlazeVOX [books] and will be released this Saturday at Moonstone Arts. Wight is worried about the fate of the biosphere and hopes for a […]


Featured Story

Featured Story

  J.A. Curcione is a writer from Philadelphia who now makes his home outside of Boston.  He’s published several short stories, most notably the story “A Little Snow,” which appeared in Instigatorzine, and “Bough and Laughter,” which appeared in The Cynic Literary Magazine.  His one-act play “On a Patch of Old Snow” was recently selected and […]


Featured Author

Featured Author

Lindo Jones is not only a spoken word artist, but an actor and an emcee. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Lindo has created a buzz performing at open mics and being visible in the Philadelphia spoken word scene. He has been feature at Busboy and Poets in Washington, D.C., Germantown Poetry Festival as part of On […]


Featured Author

Featured Author

Roger Santiváñez was born in Piura, on the northern coast of Peru. He is one of today’s most  Latin American poets, and he lives in Philadelphia! His book Amaranth precedido de Amastris (‘Amaranth preceded Amastris’) came out in Madrid in 2010 and his next book, Roberts Pool Crepusculos (‘Roberts Pool Twilight’) will appear in Lima […]


APIARY Online Featured Author: Billy Brennan

Billy Brennan studies English and Italian literature at Fordham University, where he is an editor of the university’s literary magazine, The Ampersand. Currently, he is writing a novel and a short story collection and working with a group of classmates and faculty to develop a new-form online literary journal which will launch in September. Tell us […]


APIARY 2 Featured Author: Toby Altman

Toby Altman‘s chapbook *Asides* is forthcoming from Splitleaves Press. His poems have recently appeared in The Adirondack Review and Philadelphia Stories. He is co-founder of Damask, a small press focusing on verse in traditional forms.   Tell us about your writing community – who are your mentors, your first readers, your collaborators, your fellow workshop […]


APIARY Online Featured Author: Roger Santiváñez

Roger Santiváñez was born in Piura, on the northern coast of Peru. He is one of today’s most important Latin American poets. His book Amaranth precedido de Amastris (‘Amaranth preceded Amastris’) came out in Madrid in 2010 and his next book, Roberts Pool Crepusculos (‘Roberts Pool Twilight’) will appear in Lima shortly. He earned a […]


APIARY Online Featured Author: Adriann “The Pen” Bautista

Adriann “The Pen” Bautista, a native of Philadelphia, PA, is a Playwright and Poet.  She has four Christian play productions to her credit; “My name is Struggle/ Victory”; “Sister, You Better Change your Hat!”; “Don’t you know, He rose and He lives!”, and the most recent “RESTORED”. Her plays have been warmly received and have […]


APIARY Online Featured Author: Phyllis Mass

Phyllis Mass is a poet, freelance writer and editor who leads private writing workshops and is co-facilitator of a writing workshop at Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent fiction, poetry, and opinion pieces appear in a variety of on-line and print publications. Poetry at www.blazevox.org, at www.spotlitmagazine.net and in print, […]


APIARY 2 Featured Author: Karen Rile

APIARY 2 Featured Author: Karen Rile

Karen Rile is the author of Winter Music, a novel set in Philadelphia, and numerous works of fiction and creative nonfiction. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Southern Review, American Writing, Creative Nonfiction, and Other Voices, and has been listed among The Best American Short Stories. She teaches fiction and creative nonfiction […]


APIARY 2 Featured Author: Janet Mason

Janet Mason is an award winning writer of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry whose literary commentary is regularly featured on This Way Out, an international radio syndicate based in Los Angeles and aired on more than 400 radio stations in the U.S. and also in Australia, New Zealand, and throughout Europe. She is also the […]


Michelle Myers, poet & activist.

We first met Michelle Myers on YouTube, delivering an expertly foul-mouthed kick in the pants to Orientalists and sexists alike in her poem “Listen A**hole” as part of spoken word duo Yellow Rage.  Since then, we’ve grown to know her as a teacher, mother, daughter, mentor, professional performer, and most of all, an excellent and […]