Queen Mob’s Teahouse: Alum Heather Lang on “The Entity of the Single Poem”

Queen Mob’s Teahouse: Alum Heather Lang on “The Entity of the Single Poem”

Posted by Gracelyn Weaver in Alumni Profiles, publications, Worth Reading

Image: Petite Hound Press Issue 16: Andy Fogle’s poetry & Graham Francoise’s art
Petite Hound Press is edited by FDU MFA Alum Letisia Cruz & Heather Lang

Recently Queen Mob’s Teahouse published FDU MFA alum Heather Lang’s essay, “The Entity of the Single Poem: One Editor’s Thoughts.” Lang writes of a TLR staff meeting with Poetry Editor Craig Morgan Teicher and more. “This conversation would become a formative root in my own editorial values and missions,” Lang explains.

Lang contemplates:

I’m in no way proposing that we should do away with the traditional print literary journal. In fact, this would break my heart. What I’m suggesting is that it is more important than ever for us to find ways to reclaim poetry for the non-poet. And these efforts have taken on a variety of vital approaches…


Read more at Queen Mob’s Teahouse.

heather writes
Heather Lang’s poetry has been published by or is forthcoming in Pleiades, december, Jelly Bucket, The Normal School online, and Whiskey Island among other publications. She serves as Associate Poetry Editor / Online Managing Editor for The Literary Review, as Co-Editor for Petite Hound Press, and as an adjunct professor. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her chapbook manuscript was named a semifinalist in the 2014 Tupelo Press Snowbound Chapbook competition, her poetry has been twice nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and she was awarded the Murphy Writing of Stockton University Scholarship for their Spain 2015 program. Heather will serve as an AWP16 moderator/panelist.

10 Oct 2015 no comments