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Down from the Mountaintop: From Belief to Belonging
This weekend on Switchback, associate nonfiction editor Lorene Garrett reads and reviews Joshua Doležal’s Down from the Mountaintop: From Belief to Belonging. "Doležal’s memoir is as much a song of praise for the land as it is a search for belonging. His Montana mountains, infused with bears that 'snuffle' and secret huckleberry patches, provide the perfect backdrop for this community of believers who claim the faith of the ‘60s Northern California hippies." Also, this weekend marks the end of our submission period for our Fall issue. Submit now!
July Podcast
Have a listen to this month's podcast: Associate Poetry Editor Joseph Gordon reads a pair of poems, "birds who eat flowers" by Ali Lanzetta and "The B-Boy" by Martha Grover, both published in issue 11 of Switchback. Also keep in mind that August is the last month we're reading submissions for our Fall issue (20). Click here to submit today!
An Interview with Roger Reeves
This weekend on Switchback, Poetry Editor Cassie Duggan has a chat with Roger Reeves, assistant professor of poetry at the University of Illinois, Chicago, about the state of poetry in the world: "So much of art is asking us to participate with and in it. You're not sitting in the church of poetry, passively. You say, hey I want to talk back to Eliot, or I want to talk back to Sexton, or I want to talk back to Natasha Trethewey, or I want to write something that disturbs this." You can read their entire conversation here