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Contributors’ Notes, No. 20

Contributors’ Notes, No. 20

Elizabeth Jacobson is the author of a chapbook, A Brown Stone (Dancing Girl Press), a full-length collection, Her Knees Pulled In (Tres Chicas Books), and Are the Children Make Believe? (forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press, 2017). She directs the WingSpan Poetry Project which conducts poetry classes at local shelters. Recent work has appeared or is […]


Contributors’ Notes, No. 19

Contributors’ Notes, No. 19

Chyna Parker is a master’s student who admires the art of writing; she hopes to use her passion for poetry in her career as a Professional Licensed Clinical Counselor. Chyna is currently a reader for Gold Man Review where she is learning to define her skill in creative flash nonfiction. Chyna has been published by […]


In Memoriam: Francisco X. Alarcón, 1954-2016

In Memoriam: Francisco X. Alarcón, 1954-2016

Francisco Xavier Alarcón (February 21, 1954-January 15, 2016) was one of seven siblings whose grandmother, incidentally, was a native speaker of Nahuatl, a language that Alarcón used extensively in his poetry. He moved to Guadalajara, Mexico with his family when he was six and returned to California when he was eighteen. A graduate of California […]


Municipal Ruins and Sacred Waterholes in Brooklyn, New York

Municipal Ruins and Sacred Waterholes in Brooklyn, New York

by Regan Good I love New York City and the Borough of Brooklyn and all cities across the globe, cities being great metaphors for poems and art—all the disparate parts working together to make an ecstatic whole.  Walking the streets of a historical city is a metaphysical and ontological exercise; on city streets we are […]


Contributors’ Notes, No. 18

Contributors’ Notes, No. 18

Barbara Jane Reyes is the author of To Love as Aswang. She was born in Manila, Philippines, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the author of three collections of poetry, Gravities of Center; Poeta en San Francisco, which received the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets; and Diwata, which […]


Afternoon Preface

Afternoon Preface

by Pamela Stewart

It’s one of the last stretch-out-beneath-the shade-tree days of summer; I sit, feet bared to the wind, wondering how many poems I might have read and misread over the last (yikes!) 50 years. The noisy crows downfield are concentrating on scaring off a red-tailed hawk. They remind me that as the world goes about its business poems are being written and read everywhere on earth. […]


Contributors’ Notes No. 17

Contributors’ Notes No. 17

T.R. Hummer’s eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth books of poetry—Ephemeron (LSU Press, 2011), Skandalon (LSU, 2014) and Eon (LSU, forthcoming 2018)–are a triad of related books ten years in the making. He lives in Cold Spring, New York. Arturo Desimone (b. 1984) is an Aruban-Argentine poet currently based between Argentina and the Netherlands. His poems, translations and […]


A Note from the Editor

A Note from the Editor

by Jim Heavily

The summer solstice slid by on June 19th; towards the end of June, a spectacular conjunction of Venus & Jupiter could be seen in the western sky just after sunset (some astronomers believe this may have been the fabled “Star of Bethlehem”); July 1st brought the first of two full moons in July; […]


Contributors’ Notes No. 16

Contributors’ Notes No. 16

Read about each of the contributors for this issue.


Contributors’ Notes No. 15

Contributors’ Notes No. 15

Kenward Elmslie’s many poetry books include Circus Nerves, Motor Disturbance, Routine Disruptions and Bare Bones. He has written six opera librettos, including Lizzie Borden, and the book and lyrics for the Broadway musical The Grass Harp. A postcard collector and singing poet, Elmslie has toured widely, giving solo performances of his musical, Postcards on Parade. […]


Contributors’ Notes, No. 14

Contributors’ Notes, No. 14

Jenny Mueller is the author of Bonneville (Elixir Press) and a forthcoming chapbook, Found Land (Slim Princess Holdings). Her poems have most recently appeared in Colorado Review, Court Green, and Crazyhorse. Currently she is finishing a second book manuscript, compiling the unpublished writing of Lisel Mueller and of the late Brian Young, and ineptly plotting […]


Contributors’ Notes, No. 13

Contributors’ Notes, No. 13

Lucian Mattison’s poems can be found in apt, The Boiler Journal, Digital Americana, Muzzle Magazine, and other journals. He edits poetry for Green Briar Review and Barely South Review. He is currently in the second year of his MFA at Old Dominion University. Email him at Lucian.c.mattison@gmail.com. Fernando Figueras (Buenos Aires, 1970) is a fan of Club Ferro Carril Oeste. His story “Sequía” (”Drought”) was […]


Contributors’ Notes, No. 12

Contributors’ Notes, No. 12

Holly Day is a housewife and mother of two living in Minneapolis, Minnesota who teaches needlepoint classes for the Minneapolis school district and writing classes at The Loft Literary Center. Her poetry has recently appeared in The Tampa Review, The Comstock Review, and the St. Paul Almanac, and she is the 2011 recipient of the […]


A Note from the Publisher, No. 11

A Note from the Publisher, No. 11

by YAGO S. CURA Estimado Lector: We are proud to present to you Hinchas de Poesia’s eleventh issue, HINCHAS ONCE. As you know, we don’t sell advertising and we don’t necessarily care to sell advertising; our digital codex is a work of compadrismo and intellectual intent between Jim Heavily (Editor), Jennifer Therieau (Designer), Yago Cura […]


Contributors’ Notes, No. 11

Chip Livingston is the author of two poetry collections, Crow-Blue, Crow-Black (New York Quarterly Books, 2012) and Museum of False Starts (Gival Press, 2010) and a forthcoming collection of short fiction titled Naming Ceremony (Lethe Press, 2014).  His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Court Green, Potomac Review, Cincinnati Review, Subtropics, New American Writing, Hincha de […]


Recommended Reading, No. 11

Being an Arbitrary Selection of Stuff We’ve Encountered on the Internet In case anyone’s wondering what’s been going on in Guatemala lately … A little history of Aztlán y la raza cerca 1970 from The New York Review of Books. I don’t believe Oscar (“Zeta”) Acosta (known also as Dr. Gonzo, “the Samoan lawyer,” in […]


Contributors’ Notes, No. 10

Geoffrey Nutter is originally from Sacramento, California but has lived in New York City for many years. He is the author of three books of poems, A Summer Evening, Water’s Leaves & Other Poems, Christopher Sunset and most recently The Rose of January, published this spring by Wave Books. He has taught poetry at NYU, […]


Sidekick Books & The Next Big Thing

Sidekick Books & The Next Big Thing

JIM HEAVILY & “The Bringer of Culture” Sidekick Books, a press in the UK, has initiated a kind of running tag-team blog, “The Next Big Thing.” Writers are invited, or “tagged,” by other writers to talk about either a new or unpublished book in response to eight stock questions. Here’s a representative link to Sidekick. […]


from “Poetry and Grammar”

from “Poetry and Grammar”

by GERTRUDE STEIN “What does a comma do. “I have refused them so often and left them out so much and did without them so continually that I have come finally to be indifferent to them. I do not now care whether you put them in or not but for a long time I felt […]


Contributors’ Notes, No. 9

Francisco X. Alarcón is the author of twelve volumes of poetry, including, From the Other Side of Night: Selected and New Poems (University of Arizona Press 2002). His latest book is Ce•Uno•One: Poems for the New Sun (Swan Scythe Press 2010). His most recent book of bilingual poetry for children is Animal Poems of the Iguazú […]


Recommended Reading, No. 9

Being an arbitrary selection of stuff we’ve found on the Internet. Gertrude Stein’s “Poetry and Grammar” Garry Wills on the American Moloch Soccer Violence in Argentina The 25 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the World Ken Lopez, Bookseller Spring releases—& more—from the University of Arizona Press Zoë Heller on Rushdie’s Joseph Anton in The New […]


Publisher’s Note for Hinchas Ocho

by YAGO S. CURA It is with ginormous purple buckets of panache that we at Hinchas de Poesía (www.hinchasdepoesia.com) present to you, our faithful readers, issue number eight. Issue eight features our most eclectic amalgam of poems, reviews, and artifacts. We have four poems by Jesse Lee Kercheval, written in Spanish & translated by the […]


Contributors’ Notes, No. 8

Betsy Chapman is a singer/song writer and visual artists who lives and writes in Oxford, Mississippi. Louis Bourgeois is the Executive Director of VOX PRESS, a 501 (c) 3 Arts Organization based in Oxford, Mississippi. To learn more about Vox Press, visit www.voxpress.org. David Landsberger is a writer living in Chicago.  His chapbook Whoa, Yeah, […]


Recommended Reading, No. 7

An arbitrary selection of stuff we’ve found on the Internet