On Patience May16

On Patience

Today’s guest post is by Ross Losapio, whose poem “Kinky Hair” appears in Nature or Nurture, Issue 16 of The Quotable.   We’ve lost a number of incredible poets in recent years, including, just this past Valentine’s Day, Philip Levine. Levine—along with...

Life After the Writing Workshop by Gwen Hart Jan17

Life After the Writing...

Today’s blog post comes from Gwen Hart, whose poems “Flight of the Six Wild Turkeys” and “Life in the Circus” are featured in our newly published Issue 15: Desire.  Uh-oh, you’ve graduated, and you no longer have a writing workshop to go to. Don’t despair....

Lucky You Jun16

Lucky You

Today’s guest post is by Lauren Camp, whose poems “Walking” and “Empty and Full” appear in The Quotable Issue 13, themed “Luck.” I teach very accomplished adults about writing. This doesn’t mean teaching them how to write creatively, so much as...

Let That Be Enough Jun05

Let That Be Enough

Today’s guest post is by Adam Cooper, whose poems “The Sage on His Mountain” and “Backbone” appear in Issue 13 of The Quotable. I would never call myself a writer: I simply don’t write enough to warrant the title.  Although I’ve been writing off and on since...

The Composition Crunch Jun01

The Composition Crunch

Today’s guest post is from David Walker, whose poem “Upon Visiting my Father” will appear in Issue 13, themed “Luck.” As a poet, you believe in freedom of expression in its many forms. You know what you like and dislike, but you would never want to put...

It’s Never Too Late Until It’s Too Late Jan27

It’s Never Too L...

Today’s guest post comes from contributor, Judy Witt. Her poem “Twister” appears in Issue 12 of The Quotable. When I first heard the Beatles sing, “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty-four?” that age seemed an impossibly long way in the...

Write Into The World Aug19

Write Into The World

Today’s guest blog post comes from Jed Myers, whose poem “I’ve Left You” appears in Issue 10 of The Quotable. When 9/11 happened, twelve years ago now, I was one among the many who found ourselves somehow broken open. It was not unlike other sudden losses or...

It’s all Music Aug14

It’s all Music

Today’s blog post is by Penny Harter, author of the poem “The Resonance Around Us” in Issue 10 of The Quotable, out today. Find more of Penny Hart’s work on her blog and website: www.2hweb.net/penhart  penhart.wordpress.com   I wrote “The Resonance...

Read This, Too!

Read This, Too! is The Quotable reaching out, linking up, and stuffing our faces full of the writers that are published daily in the vast sea of literary journals. It’s hard to keep up, but we want to. We want to read more and feel closer to all the delicious goodness we aren’t...

New Editor Intro and Great Poetry Apr17

New Editor Intro and G...

I was asked to guest edit Issue 9 of The Quotable and immediately jumped at the chance. I love reading poems while questioning, complicating, and evolving my ideas about what makes anything “good” and “publishable” literature, even when the discussions between editors...