Archive for August, 2014

Review [and Interview!] with Poet Shelly Taylor re: Lions, Remonstrance

POET: Shelly Taylor BOOK: Lions, Remonstrance  PUBLISHER: Coconut Books REVIEWER: Mike Joyce . If you’ve heard Shelly Taylor’s Lions, Remonstrance mentioned, you’ve likely heard the phrase “war poetry” mentioned with it. This isn’t the half of it; Lions, Remonstrance explores the broader context of soldiers’ lives and the romances those soldiers leave behind. It is not didactic, […]

My Life With The Bat Children by Thaddeus Gunn

  “We can’t stop here, this is bat country!”  ― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas   When I worked in rock ‘n’ roll a few years back, I narrowly avoided a head-on collision with a semi as I was coming over Snoqualmie Pass from The Gorge. Never mind that when I looked in […]

WRITE TO BE: Seattle, AWP 2014

This past year at AWP, 2014, We at Literary Orphans Journal hosted a “last call” party, and then we proceeded with our evil plan. Our plan was pretty simple, get all of our writer friends drunk and then pull out a audio recorder, and ask them why the hell they were doing this whole writing thing in […]