Poetry nominations for Best of the Net

Sweet is proud to announce it's poetry nominations for Best of the Net. Congratulations and thanks to the following poets: Maxima Kahn, “Following the Footsteps” Carolyn Willilams-Noren, “My Daughter and Her Best Friend Made Blue Jay Masks at Camp” Amy Strauss Friedman, “Biopsy” Peter Grandbois, “To sing and begin again” Lesley Wheeler, “Feeling Good” Lisa … Continue reading Poetry nominations for Best of the Net

AWP 2016: Book Fair Day 2

I've been playing Electric Literature Bingo and not doing particularly well. However, there is still hope. That diagonal is looking promising. Please come stand near me tomorrow at the Sweet table, bring someone with you, and ask loudly (so I can overhear you) where your friend/companion/partner/mentor/squirrel/idol gets their ideas.  Idea! Jill McCabe is signing her Sweet chapbook, … Continue reading AWP 2016: Book Fair Day 2

AWP 2016: Travel to LA

A list of items (figurative and literal) your illustrious Sweet reader/blogger has brought to AWP, in order of importance: Electronics and Wallet Chapbooks and Prints Extra Space in Bag for More Books Apple Charger (3x) New Lipstick and Emotional Fortitude Ibuprofen Ipod (4th Generation, with clickwheel) and Headphones Toothpaste People Skills Clothes Square-Shaped Business Cards Safe … Continue reading AWP 2016: Travel to LA

“A Personal, Vulnerable Thing:” A Reading with Terrance Hayes

You can’t miss a Terrance Hayes reading. For months, the local community of writers in Tampa buzzed about Hayes coming to the University of South Florida to spend a week as Scholar-in-Residence, attending classes and hosting a Wednesday night reading. Some of us had class, but it didn’t matter. You ask to be excused, you … Continue reading “A Personal, Vulnerable Thing:” A Reading with Terrance Hayes

AWP 2016

Sweet is coming to AWP16 in the form of chapbooks— Jill McCabe Johnson's Borderlines — editors, and readers. Come visit us at the book fair! We're located in space 1841 at the University of South Florida table and would love to show you what we've been up to since our fundraiser and latest issue this … Continue reading AWP 2016