“I have long abandoned the romantic notion that people should read poetry because of this vague sense that it’s good for them. I’m much more interested now in crafting my work so that others want to read it. And learning what fiction has to offer has been one of my methods for figuring out how to bring in readers.”—Charlotte Pence, author of The Branches, the Axe, the Missing, co-author, along with husband and fiction writer Adam Prince, of this week’s feature article. Also, we feature the latest from the likes of: University of Akron Press! Cobalt! Cloud City!
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