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

Juliet Cook & Robert Cole

We invited Issue 1 contributors Juliet Cook & Robert Cole to talk about their collaborative writing process in an email interview. Check out the q&a below and read their poem Egg Sack Suspension Cord from our first issue here.   Q. “Egg Sack Suspension Cord” is full of intense and visceral images. What inspired some of the language within this piece? (In particular, I’m curious about the egg sack phrasing/repetition in the second stanza … and the hints to sea monsters in the first stanza.) Robert Cole: From my point of view,… Read More