Thimble Magazine was founded by the multi-talented Nadia Arioli. Nadia, a poet and artist, is also editor-in-chief of the journal.
Check out Thimble’s interview of me in their newsletter of Patreon supporters. It was really fun to respond to some new questions!
If you would like to help support (for as little as $1/month) a deserving poetry journal, I can’t think of one I enjoy more than Thimble. Nadia is a delightful person with excellent taste in poetry. I think the statement on the journal’s website is very telling: “THE THIMBLE LITERARY MAGAZINE IS BASED ON THE BELIEF THAT POETRY IS LIKE ARMOR. LIKE A THIMBLE, IT MAY BE SMALL AND SEEM INSIGNIFICANT, BUT IT WILL PROTECT US WHEN WE ARE MOST VULNERABLE.” https://www.patreon.com/thimblelitmag
Thimble seems a magazine by the people for the people. I love it.
Speaking of literature journals, I’m part of the community surrounding the magazine Verse-Virtual. VV held a book party the other day for VV poets who have new books out. I read from Rooted and Winged. Nine others read from their books as well, and thanks to that reading, I bought four new poetry books! I start to read at 2:20: https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR2xh0R1rNEpauOqIscRoZsbOcBbODRNsTEveIjcej0ApPq-jP8z5Z58qLQ&v=nLYpTk-HAQQ&feature=youtu.be
Guess what I just discovered? I wanted to start to submit to Visual Verse to practice writing ekphrastically. So for my first try I wrote a flash piece about the art Visual Verse used as a prompt. I didn’t know they published mine, but I just found it: https://visualverse.org/submissions/the-mess-of-mindfulness/
Without saying anything else (because what can be said is endless), I just want to place this link for Tyre Nichols’ photography.
27 responses to “A New Interview and a Worthy Journal (and a flash)”
Great interview! I’ve subscribed
Thanks, Jade! And thank you for subscribing. I think it’s so important that we give to the poetry community if we want to keep it flourishing!
Another great interview, Luanne–very informative.
Congratulations on all the publications!
Thank you so much! These interviews have been really fun because each has been a chance to slow down and think through parts of my life.
You’re welcome. Yes, I can understand that.
Excellent interview, Luanne. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, John. It was a lot of fun!
I enjoyed the interview (and the poem at Visual Verse). A friend and fellow poet here in Mid-Missouri, Agnes Vojta, recently joined the editorial board of Thimble.
Thank you, Ken! I am really working on my ekphrastic poems.
What a neat coincidence about Agnes Vojta. Thimble is such a cool journal!
Excellent interview in Thimble, Luanne. By the people, for the people. Speaks volumes, right?
Thank you so much for the link to Tyre Nichols photography.
Tyre Nichols. Say his name. Remember.
Thanks, Sheila. It sure does speak volumes.
You’re welcome about Tyre Nichols’ website. TYRE NICHOLS. His photos speak for him now that he cannot. And of course we have to speak for him as well.
We must add his name unfortunately to that long list of police murders that have gone on unreported. Tyrie Nichols. His family.
Nice interview. I also enjoyed the flash piece. You have a great imagination, Luanne.
Ah, thank you, Anneli! What would I do without my imagination?!!!
I greatly enjoyed your interview with Thimble. Nadia asked particularly good questions. I also enjoyed your reading of one of my favorite poems from Rooted and Winged. I was very surprised to recognize Rose Mary Boehm, who is a member of the New Hampshire Poetry Society. I see her regularly at Zoom events. I also enjoyed your ekphrastic flash piece. The final paragraph is exquiste!
Wow, I wonder what Rose’s connection is with NH. I know she’s a German-UK-Peruvian poet! Thank you so much for reading the flash and the interview and listening to the video. You are so supportive, Liz. Thank you!
You’re welcome, Luanne! When Rose is in the Zoom sessions, she’s in Peru.
Yes, that makes sense. But I wonder her connection with New Hampshire. I am reading her book Saudade right now!
Is Saudade her latest book? If so, I heard her read from it at one of the NH poetry society Zoom sessions. Either way, let me know how you liked it.
I love the word Saudade. I first came across it through blogging with a woman who is transforming an abandoned farm building in Portugal.
Then I tried to explain it in English to a friend of mine, but I think it is one of those words which is so linked to emotion, that it needs to be felt rather than translated.
I love this story. Now that my mind is opened to saudade I am seeing it pop up various places!
What a great interview. Nadia Arioli really knows the questions to ask, and your answers were illuminating — with art and practicality. Thanks for all the links!
Thank you so much for reading! She asked some great questions. I have loved doing these interviews. It’s good for me to stop and think about my life instead of just racing through it.
I’m so glad I finally found time to read this post deeply and go into the links. What a privilege to hear you read your poem. I was intrigued with Liz Gauffreau’s reading on another post also. I kept wondering how I would have paced that particular piece, and how your work would sound coming out with Australian accent 🙂
Liz’s reading is stellar. My readings get emotional but once I am out of a poem I am into Um Um Um territory. I want to slap myself when I hear me on video. I would love to hear my poems in an Australian voice!
I know the cringe when listening to your own voice. I can only manage a couple of minutes of my audiobook version.
Who knows? I may work out how to narrate and email it to you (one of these days).