New local literary press, Hoot’n’Waddle, are preparing for the grand release of their book of poetry. And who did Hoot’n’Waddle choose for this inaugural honor? None other than Christopher Danowski, Phoenix poet turned U.K. professor (this coming term), and his collection of poetic musings titled, DOGSEAR.  Join Christopher Danowski and the good peopleRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – To help kick of YabYum’s increased coverage of the literary arts this year, our editorial staff decided to reach out to comrades-in-art and co-founders of Called Back Books, LM Rivera & Sharon Zetter. Called Back Books came to life in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, but thisRead More →

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by Matt Marn Staff Writer The Individual World Poetry Slam is a chance for poets the world over to meet and compete with their original work in a respected competition of peers. And soon, Phoenix will get a chance to host this historic event. Aaron Hopkins-Johnson, the owner of Lawn GnomeRead More →

By Matt Marn Staff Writer You may have seen it in storefronts around Phoenix, or at a booth off Roosevelt and Fifth Street one First Friday. You may have come across pages and pages of stories, prose, and artwork from hundreds of contributors. Some contributors are experienced writers. Some areRead More →