Don Beukes

DON BEUKES: “Education would be the one weapon that no one could take away from me” — interview

When I first met Don Beukes in 2015 via social media, we became fast friends because I could sense in him a deep appreciation for the art of poetry, and, truly, for language in all its myriad forms of expression. Being multilingual, Beukes has an intuitive understanding of how the written word can cross all borders and boundaries to speak directly between souls.

303 views July 28, 2017  
Changming Yuan

Autumnscaping

Changming Yuan, 9-time Pushcart nominee and one-time Best of the Net nominee, started to learn English at age 19 and published monographs on translation before moving out of China. Currently, Changming edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver, and has poetry appearing in Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1239 others.

484 views November 5, 2016  
Johnny Longfellow

"We live in an incredibly exciting period as poets, publishers, and editors"

“All that in mind, I think a lot might be gleaned from that tradition’s successes in generating audience, and how it might be applied to today’s declining readership. Here, it’s well worth noting that street papers-vended by the unhoused and economically vulnerable in many cities across the U.S. — are sort of post-modern cousins to broadside ballads.”

1109 views October 8, 2016