Alexis Rhone Fancher

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Review: Alexis Rhone Fancher and Cynthia Atkins’s Duets

Alexis Rhone Fancher and Cynthia Atkins’s Duets Duets by Alexis Rhone Fancher and Cynthia Atkins is the result of a friendship and collaboration between the two poets. Each of them responded to Fancher’s photography and the result is a collection that captures the anxiety and inward-turning that we, or at least I, have felt over …

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Meet the 2021 Poetry Prize Judges!

[SUBMISSIONS CLOSED] We’re thrilled to announce that three extraordinary poets will be judging the 9th Annual Jack Grapes Poetry Prize this year. The Poetry Prize submission period ends August 31, 2021. Rules and submission information here: Jack Grapes Poetry Prize 2021 The Judges: Clare MacQueen is founding editor of two literary journals, MacQueen’s Quinterly and KYSO Flash. She edited, …

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Subterranean Lovesick Clues: Alexis Rhone Fancher’s Poetic Topography of Sex

Alexis Rhone Fancher might be Joan Didion’s daughter turned red-hot poet. Rhone Fancher’s first-person evocations of sexual love are landscapes of intensity and danger, located with laser-point specificity in a Los Angeles whose environment (both natural and manmade) shapes the erotic autobiography of a woman—or of numerous women—as much as ‘that Donna Karan sheath…with the …

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Kim Dower, Francesca Bell & Alexis Rhone Fancher: Three Poems

Dreaming Helen Keller Always the interminable spelling             on my inadequate palm. One letter at a time, like a slow drip             off the eaves after a big rain, and me, still parched, tipping my face             to the sky, wanting to holler. If only I could learn to shape air             into something recognizable. If only someone would …

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Alexis Rhone Fancher: Four Poems

Alexis Rhone Fancher is the author of How I Lost My Virginity To Michael Cohen and other heart stab poems, (2014), State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies, (2015), and the brand new erotic, LA-centric collection, Enter Here. She is published in The Best American Poetry, 2016, Rattle, Slipstream, Plume, Nashville Review, Diode, Glass, and elsewhere. Her photos are published worldwide. Since 2013 Alexis has been nominated …

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Creative Leaders Offer Their New Year's Resolutions

[dropcap size=dropcap]T[/dropcap]his time each year so many of us are consumed with the annual march to declaring our new year’s resolutions. Lose some weight, start exercising, eat better, read more, travel more, be kinder, etc, etc. Certainly nothing wrong with that. Hell, as I write this introduction I’m on day one of my six-month attempt to …

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3rd Annual Jack Grapes Poetry Prize: Winners & Finalists

The 2015 Cultural Weekly Open Submission period, featuring the Jack Grapes’ Poetry Prize, has ended. The winners and finalists decided. All the poems were read blind, ie: the poet’s name was removed from the poems and substituted with a number. All poems were read in their entirety. This year, almost 500 poems were submitted. From …

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