Natalie Eilbert is the author of the debut poetry collection, Swan Feast (Bloof Books, 2015). She is the recipient of the 2016 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she will serve a one-year academic appointment. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The New Yorker, Tin House, jubilat, The Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She is the founding editor of The Atlas Review.
Vetch, the first-of-its-kind magazine of trans poetry and poetics, has just released a second issue.
From the paperback memoir onward, trans literature has a strong history of ruminating on temporality. What have we been? And who will we be? We look back for the sake of comparison, of revulsion, of nostalgia, of estrangement. In this issue, Vetch’s authors address temporality. Vetch takes a approach to the past ala utopian Marxist philosopher Ernst Bloch. This work sets out to use the past to “imagine a present otherwise.”
Kate Schapira’s fifth book, Handbook for Hands that Alter As We Hold Them Out, just came out from Horse Less Press, and her 11th chapbook appeared with Projective Industries last summer. She co-runs the Publicly Complex Reading Series, teaches writing in a few capacities, and sometimes offers Climate Anxiety Counseling.