The Poetry Cafe in the Spotlight!

Thanks so much to Trish Hopkinson for publishing an interview with me about The Poetry Cafe! You can read it here:

Since it was published, I have heard from more than 20 poets who wish to send me copies of their books! Whew! 

Later today I will be publishing my next review: Refugia, by Kristin Berger and onboard is Feed, by Emily Mohn-Slate. I am working on adding all of the books I have received to the list under “Drumroll, Please” and will be linking each book to the place where it can be purchased. I will be adding cover pictures in the future, and perhaps, interviews with chapbook poets.

I am looking for writers who are interested in writing reviews for this website, as I have more books already than I can review alone. If you are interested, send me an email at the address below. Anyone associated with an MFA program who wants to send students my way, I would be happy to connect with them and discuss guidelines for chapbook reviews. If you want to give them credit for writing a review, even better! And, I will send them a book to review! 

The email address is risa@thepoetrycafe.online

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Back from AWP and Ready to Review

I was able to meet some of my favorite poets last week at AWP from my perch behind the Headmistress Press booth.

I am back home now and re-energized to move forward with this project of reviewing chapbooks. It’s all about the chapbooks! Here is information for interested chapbook writers, readers, lovers and reviewers.

  1. Headmistress Press, publisher of lesbian/bi/trans poetry, is holding our 5th annual Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest, from May 4th through July 4th. See details here. You can see (and buy!) our chapbooks at our online store
  2. If you wish to review a Headmistress Press chapbook, on this site or another, please contact me and  tell me which book you are interested in, and I will send you a review copy.
  3. If your press is having a chapbook contest, please let me know and I will announce it at The Poetry Cafe.
  4. I have recieived several chapbooks in the mail. Thank you! I am now open to receiving your chapbooks. I don’t promise to review every chapbook, but I will list all of them (see “Drumroll, please”) and I do promise to read every one I am sent. Please mail a copy to The Poetry Cafe at the address below.
  5. If you wish to submit a chapbook review, please query me first, and I will send you the reviewers’ guidelines.
  6. The next chapbook review will be up soon! Sublime Subliminal, by Rena Priest (Floating Bridge Press, 2018).

Contact me on the contact page or via email at: risa@thepoetrycafe.online 

Mail chapbooks to: 
The Poetry Cafe
60 Shipview Ln
Sequim, WA 98382

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Moving in!

I have already gotten a terrific response to The Poetry Cafe Project. It seems there are a lot of chapbooks looking for a sweet home review!

If you missed my review of Lauren Davis’ chapbook, “Each Wild Thing’s Consent,” I strongly recommend that you read it RIGHT NOW! 

Ok, now that you’re back, I want to open up the cafe to chapbooks!

I don’t promise to review your chapbook, but I promise to read it. I will list every chapbook I receive. Please mail chapbooks to me at:

The Poetry Cafe
60 Shipview Ln
Sequim, WA

If you prefer to inquire first, email me at: risa@thepoetrycafe.online

I will also be looking for reviewers soon. If you have an idea for a chapbook review, please email me for instructions at risa@thepoetrycafe.online.