Ashley Steineger’s Ebb/Flow was released on June 9th, 2021 from Blanket Sea Press. It was selected as part of our inaugural Awareness & Advocacy series. We asked Ashley some questions about her book, becoming a poet, her work as a crisis counselor, and mental health advocacy.
What inspired you to write Ebb/Flow?… Read more “An Interview with Ashley Steineger, Author of Ebb/Flow”
A drawing of a brain with poppy flowers growing out of it.
A drawing of a skull.
A drawing of a hermit crab with half a lemon instead of a shell.
A drawing of an owl sitting on a chesterfield sofa wearing an old fashioned nightcap and drinking a glass of scotch.… Read more “Art by Lupin Vivian”
Photo credit: Dina Stander. Listen to Dina read “not fucking around” and “dressing to feel pretty in gimp city.”
not fucking around
I harbor a concern that when
I build a ritual fire for year’s end
setting transformational heat
to what I want to leave behind
once that fire snags my rage
the whole of everything will
burn to the ground
and I don’t wanna be some
feel better phoenix rising from the
ash heap of this terrible year
facing the dangers coming I’m
gonna need the ancient gnarly
not fucking around dragon
woken and hungry for justice
I’m gonna need wings to fly
dressing to feel pretty in gimp city:
1.… Read more “Poetry by Dina Stander”