3 poems + interview with poetess Patricia Walsh!

October 10, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry is pleased to present our first “Featured Poet of the Week” for October 2019 Patricia Walsh.

Patricia Walsh was born and raised in the parish of Mourneabbey, Co Cork, Ireland.  To date, she has published one novel, titled The Quest for Lost Eire, in 2014, and has published one collection of poetry, titled Continuity Errors, with Lapwing Publications in 2010. She has since been published in a variety of print and online journals.  These include: The Lake; Seventh Quarry Press; Marble Journal; New Binary Press; Stanzas; Crossways; Ygdrasil; Seventh Quarry; The Fractured Nuance; Revival Magazine; Ink Sweat and Tears; Drunk Monkeys; Hesterglock Press; Linnet’s Wing, Narrator International, The Galway Review; Poethead and The Evening Echo.

Take a look at her soulful poems this week at Fishbowl Press Poetry, which will be published at Fishbowl Press soon on our updated website. Featured pieces include, “The Joy of Fiction”, “Muscular loss”, and “Highly Commended”. We are truly excited to share her work and consider ourselves quite privileged to showcase her amazing talent.

Thanks for your words, Patricia!

Chapbook “punctures” published today at Really Serious Literature on Instagram!!!

October 8, 2019 – Chapbook “punctures” published today at Really Serious Literature on Instagram for the next 30 days! Totally excited to have my first chapbook published in such a unique manner and platform. Part I released today, featuring “Cajeta (Gimme Some Sweet)”, “Burn”, and “Damn, God’s Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor”. More to come!

5 poems + interview with Latinx poet and Fishbowl Press Poetry Editor David Estringel

September 30, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry is pleased to present our last “Featured Poet of the Week” for September 2019 David Estringel.

David Estringel is a writer, poet, and author, as well as Poetry Editor at Fishbowl Press and The Elixir Magazine, as well as Fiction Editor at Red Fez. His work has been accepted and/or published at Terror House Magazine, 50 Haikus, Setu, The Elixir, Soft Cartel, Harbinger Asylum, Former People Journal, Cephalopress, Merak Magazine, Printed Words, Digging through the Fat, Haiku Journal, Foxhole Magazine, The Basil O’Flaherty, Three Line Poetry, Agony Opera, Alien Buddha Press, Synchronized Chaos, The @baffled Haiku Daily, The Blue Nib, Fishbowl Press, Horror Sleaze Trash, and more. David first feature-length collection of poetry and prose Indelible Fingerprints (Alien Buddha Press) was published in April 2019.

Take a look at his offerings this week at Fishbowl Press Poetry, which will be published at Fishbowl Press soon on our updated website. Featured pieces include, “Smooth Whiskey”, “Blue Room”, “little deaths”, “Sucking the Marrow”, and “Killers”.

Hope you like!

5 poems and interview with the talented R. M. Engelhardt!!!

September 11, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry is pleased to present our second “Featured Poet of the Week” for September 2019 R. M. Engelhardt.

R. M. Engelhardt is a poet, writer, author, and minister, who lives in Upstate New York. Over the last 25 years, R. M. Engelhardt has been published in such magazines as Thunder Sandwich, Rusty Truck, Writers’ Resist, Dry Land Lit, Hobo Camp Review, Cajun Mutt Press, The Outlaw Poetry Network & many others. His new book Dark Lands, published by Whiskey City Press, is available at Lulu and, soon, on Amazon.

Take a look at his striking poems this week at Fishbowl Press Poetry, which will be published at Fishbowl Press soon on our updated website. Featured pieces include, “PROCESS”, “THE OMINOUS FATE OF MR. ROACH”, “FINDING RELIGION”, “SUTURE”, and “OBLIVION”. We are beyond thrilled to share his work and consider ourselves quite lucky to showcase this amazing talent.

Thanks for hanging your hat with us for a while, R. M.!

4 wonderful poems + interview with Hungarian poetess Csilla Scharle

August 29, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry is pleased to present our first “Featured Poet of the Week” for September 2019 Csilla Scharle.

Csilla Scharle is a Hungarian poet living and working in Scotland. She writes in both Hungarian and English, using poetry to try and make sense of this confusing world. After years of writing for her desk drawer, Csilla was first published this summer in The Kindling.

Take a look at her lovely poems this week at Fishbowl Press Poetry, which will be published next week at Fishbowl Press on 9/12/19. Featured pieces include, “An Ode to your Womb”, “Old man”, “Sestina on a sleepless night”, and “January”. We are thrilled to share her work and will surely hound her for some of her translations a year or so from now.

We are honored to have your work featured with us, Csilla!

6 poems + interview with Fishbowl Press’ “Featured Poet of the Week” (8/28/19) – DAH!!!

August 29, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry is pleased to present our newest “Featured Poet of the Week” DAH for the month of August 2019.

DAH is a poet having a human experience. He is a Pushcart Prize and Best of The Net nominee, and the lead editor of the poetry critique group, The Lounge. He is the author of nine books of poetry. He lives in Berkeley, California, where, for the past fifteen years, he has taught yoga: meditation, stretching, and deep relaxation, to children in public and private schools.

Take a look at his gripping work this week, which will be simultaneously published at Fishbowl Press on 8/30/19. Featured pieces include, “fragmented, no. 2”, “Cellar Flood Blotter”, “Diagnosis”, “Ashes, Earth”, “Beholder”, and “Habits and Rabbits”. We are very excited to share his work and most definitely hope to showcase his talents here at Fishbowl Press again soon.

Thank you, DAH, for your sharing your work and talent with all of us!

5 amazing poems + interview with poet Ty Hall!!!

August 21, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry is pleased to present one of our weekly “Featured Poet of the Week”, Ty Hall, for the month of August 2019.

Ty Hall lives in Texas, makes up stories, and tries to be good. He has been writing stories for as long as he can remember. He really got serious about his craft in 2009 when he won the “English Faculty Prize for Best Short Fiction” at his college. As far as writing poetry, he says he started when a girl finally introduced him to Bukowski.

Take a look at his mad words this week, simultaneously published at Fishbowl Press (as of 8/23/19) and Fishbowl Press Poetry. Featured pieces include, “TV Dinners in a Flowered Dress”, “Where You Live” (accepted for December 2019 publication at Rosebud), “Current” (originally published at Dime Store Review), “F = m * a (le)”, and “Fade In: Int. Tavern — Noon”. We are completely psyched to share his work, uniquely intimate with an edge. We love it!

Make sure you take a look at our other “Featured Poet of the Week” this week, Paul Brucker.

6 wonderful poems + interview with poet Paul Brucker

August 21, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry is pleased to present one of our weekly “Featured Poet of the Week”, Paul Brucker, for the month of August 2019.

Paul Brucker, a marketing communications writer, lives in Mount Prospect, IL, “Where Friendliness is a Way of Life.” Active in the early 1980s Washington, D.C, poetry scene, he put a lid on poetry writing when he went to the Northwestern University graduate advertising school in a questionable attempt to learn how to think like a businessman and secure a decent income. Nevertheless, he has succumbed to writing poetry again and has recently appeared in plenty of publications.

Take a look at his mad words this week, simultaneously published at Fishbowl Press (as of 8/23/19) and Fishbowl Press Poetry. Featured pieces include, “The Fudge Factor”, “Today”, “Kristi”, “Self compassion”, “Mama’s boy”, and “The Fly”. We are very excited to share his work (so-much-so you will be seeing more of it in September).

Make sure you take a look at our other “Featured Poet of the Week” this week, Ty Hall.

Fishbowl Press’ Poetry “Editor’s Picks” for August 2019!!!

August 21, 2019 – Starting this month (August 2019), Fishbowl Press and Fishbowl Press Poetry will feature, monthly, selected individual pieces that we absolutely LOVE. Kicking us off are three beautiful poets with mad skills, Leah Mueller (“Reunion on Sandy Boulevard”), Natalie Illum (“What the brain hemorrhage says”[originally published at Riggwelter Press]), and Tianna Hansen (“blood in the water”).

Check out their bios…

Leah Mueller is an indie writer and spoken word performer from Tacoma, Washington. She is the author of two chapbooks and four books. Her next two books, Death and Heartbreak and Misguided Behavior, Tales of Poor Life Choices will be published in Autumn, 2019 by Weasel Press and Czykmate Press. Leah’s work appears in Blunderbuss, The Spectacle, Outlook Springs, Atticus Review, Your Impossible Voice, Mockingheart Review, and other publications. She was a featured poet at the 2015 New York Poetry Festival and a runner-up in the 2012 Wergle Flomp humor poetry contest.

Natalie E. Illum is a poet, disability activist and singer living in Washington DC. She the recipient of two fellowship grants from the DC Arts Commission, a former Jenny McKeen Moore fellow, and a former nonfiction editor for The Deaf Poets Society Literary Journal. She is a 2019 Pushcart prize, Best of the Net, and Best New Poet nominee. She was a founded board member of mothertongue, a LGBTQA open mic that lasted 15 years. She has competed on the National Poetry Slam circuit and was the 2013 Beltway Grand Slam Champion. Natalie has an MFA in creative writing from American University. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter as @poetryrox, and as one half of All Her Muses, whose debut album will be released in 2020.

Tianna G. Hansen has been writing her whole life. She recently released her debut poetry collection Undone, Still Whole from APEP Publications, focused on overcoming trauma and reclaiming her body. She has a three-poet collaboration A Victorian Dollhousing Ceremony, a dark fantasy poetic opera about the facets of trauma, releasing this June. Tianna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Rhythm & Bones Press, focused on healing through writing. Find more of her work at CreativeTianna.com, follow her at IG @tgghansen24, TW @tiannag92, FB @tiannaghansen.

Their works will be featured from 8/15/19 to 9/15/19 so make sure you take some time to read their amazing offerings!

3 gorgeous poems + interview with Albanian poetess Alisa Velaj

August 21, 2019 – The wait is over!!! It took a little time but we got our interview with Albanian poetess, Alisa Velaj, translated and posted. Luckily, we were able to get her wonderful poems (“The Pianist”, “Narrative of a Man”, and “Echo”) and “Poetic Credo” on our sites and Instagram posted last week.

Alisa Velaj was born in Albania, in 1982. She holds a Ph.D. in Albanian Language and Literature, subjects she has been teaching at the university-level while writing poetry, prose, essays, articles, and research studies.

Alisa was shortlisted for the Erbacce-Press Poetry Award in 2014. Her poems have so far been translated into English, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish, and Swedish, as well as published in over a hundred international literary magazines. Her poetry collection, With No Sweat at All, will be published this year by Cervana Barva Press (USA), while Dreams was recently published by Cyberwit Press (India). Both collections are masterfully translated into English by Ukë Zenel Buçpapaj.

You can check out her translated poems and interview at Fishbowl Press and our official poetry blog Fishbowl Press Poetry.

Thank you for blessing us with your words, Alisa!