John Duncan Talbird

Pretty Owl Poetry is pleased to announce another installment of our online reading series with John Duncan Talbird, whose work is featured in our most recent issue. John Duncan Talbird’s fiction and essays have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Juked, The Literary Review, Amoskeag and elsewhere. An English professor at Queensborough Community College, he has held writing residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He is on the editorial board of Green Hills Literary Lantern and lives with his wife in Brooklyn.

Kirsten Imani Kasai

Pretty Owl Poetry is pleased to announce another installment of our online reading series. We hung out with Kirsten Imani Kasai whose poetry was featured in Issue 3 along with her photography that was the cover art for this issue. Kirsten discusses reoccurring motifs in her writing and her writing process. She also talks about her photography and a trip to Romania where she photographed abandoned villas. Check out the Google Hangout on Air for more details. Kirsten is the author of three novels: ‘Ice Song’ and ‘Tattoo,’ about the adventures of a gender-swapping… Read More

Joanna C. Valente

Pretty Owl Poetry is pleased to announce the fourth installment of its online reading series, featuring poets and prose writers who’ve been published in the journal. This week, we hung out with Joanna C. Valente, who read “God of Internet,” “Stepmother” and other poems from her upcoming poetry collection. Joanna C. Valente is a human who received her MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, October 2014). Some of her work appears in The Paris-American, The Destroyer, The Atlas Review, El Aleph… Read More