K'in Poetry Spotlight! Two Poems by henry 7. reneau, jr.

Must Read K'in Poetry! 

henry 7. reneau, jr. writes words in fire to awaken the world ablaze: free verse that breaks a rule every day, illuminated by his affinity for disobedience, a phoenix-flux of red & gold immolation that blazes from his heart, like a chambered bullet exploded through change is gonna come to implement the fire next time. He is the author of the poetry collection, freedomland blues (Transcendent Zero Press) and the e-chapbook, physiography of the fittest (Kind of a Hurricane Press), now available from their respective publishers. Additionally, he has self-published a chapbook entitled 13hirteen Levels of Resistance, and is currently working on a book of connected short stories. His work was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by LAROLA.

You don't want to miss his beautiful poetry in the first issue of K'in! 

Check it out HERE!

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First Issue of K'in Is Live!

Our first issue of K'in is live!

Thanks and Love to all of the contributors who honored us with the privilege of sharing their beautiful work.

And endless gratitude to the staff, for their passion, commitment, and hard work!

Check it out HERE

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"Kurt Vonnegut: 8 Basics of Creative Writing" from Gotham Writers

"Kurt Vonnegut created some of the most outrageously memorable novels of our time, such as Cat's CradleBreakfast Of Champions, and Slaughterhouse Five. His work is a mesh of contradictions: both science fiction and literary, dark and funny, classic and counter-culture, warm-blooded and very cool. And it's all completely unique.

With his customary wisdom and wit, Vonnegut put forth 8 basics of what he calls Creative Writing 101:...."

Read Vonnegut's Excellent Advice Here on Gotham Writers

 

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K'in Call for Submissions! Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction!

Reading for our inaugural issue, set to be released May 1, 2018! 

Experimental, traditional, playful, prayerful, celebratory, challenging: human—try us. Show us a new way to tell one of the millions of stories under that glorious sun.  

Submit Here

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Submissions Open for February! Send Us Your Beautiful Work!

K'in submission forms are open for February!

We can't wait to read your work!

Submissions Details Here

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Good Read: "Who, What, When, and Where of Writing Rituals" from the National Writing Project

By: Kathleen O'ShaughnessyConnie McDonaldHarriet MaherAnn Dobie

"May Sarton liked to listen to music when she worked, but only eighteenth-century music. "I find that the romantics don't work for me," she said. "I love them to listen to, but not to work with" (quoted in Saum 1986, 97). Other writers come alive at particular times of the day or night. Katherine Anne Porter said she preferred "to get up very early in the morning and work. I don't want to speak to anybody or see anybody. Perfect silence" (quoted in Murray 1983, 29)...."

Read More Writing Rituals of Productive Writers Here

 

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The Story of Light by Peggy Shumaker (from Poetry Foundation)

The Story of Light
by Peggy Shumaker

Think of the woman who first touched fire
to a hollow stone filled with seal oil,
how she fiddled with fuel and flame
until blue shadows before and after her
filled her house.....

Read the rest of this amazing poem at Poetry Foundation. 

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Great Read! "10 Ways to Harness Fear and Fuel Your Writing" by Sage Cohen (from Writer's Digest)

"The writing life presents endless opportunities to meet fear. Facing the blank page, sending work out for publication, and reading to an audience can all be triggers. Fear is neither good nor bad—it’s simply an emotional weather vane that lets us know where we are meeting or anticipating challenge.

Fear becomes a problem when we do (or don’t do) something to try to avoid feeling it. And this is what too many of us are in the habit of doing. For example, if we let the fear of rejection prevent us from pitching or querying or submitting, we are ensuring that we’ll never realize our aspirations. Even worse, we’re reinforcing fear’s position as captain of our craft. But when we consciously work with fear, we can actually harness this energy source in ways that support our writing goals and enhance our writing experience. Here are 10 ways to do it....."

Read This Great Advice Here

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"Maker of the Song She Sings...." Good Morning from K'in!

We are the makers of the songs we sing! 

Read 'The Idea of Order at Key West" by Wallace Stevens at Poetry Foundation

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Great Read! "8 MEMOIRS FROM BLACK TRANS WRITERS" by Constance Augusta Zaber (from Book Riot)

"Although the “trans memoir” is well-represented in the world of books by trans people, it is unfortunately no surprise that very few memoirs from Black trans people have made it to publication, let alone gained wide attention....."

Check out the rest of this amazing reading list here

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Great Read! "Advice on Publishing from Top Fiction Editors" by Ginny Wiehardt (from The Balance)

From The Balance: 

"...three editors and former editors, from HarperCollins, Random House, and St. Martin's Press, reflect on how those decisions get made, the state of the industry, and what they're are looking for. ..."

Read Their Awesome Advice Here

 

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A Poem for Snow: The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens (from Poetry Foundation)

Good morning from K'in! 

From The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens

 

One must have a mind of winter.... 

......

For the listener, who listens in the snow, 

And, nothing himself, beholds 

Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

 

Read Stevens' Beautiful Poem Here at

 

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Some Prompt Love Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

Make art about bringing light, about countering darkness with light, about art as light, about art as Love. 

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Good Read: "The Immigrant's Song" by Tishani Doshi (From Poetry Foundation)

"...Let us not speak of men, 

stolen from their beds at night. 

Let us not say the word

                                            disappeared...."

from "The Immigrant's Song" by Tishani Doshi

Read the rest of this beautiful poem HERE on Poetry Foundation

 

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