This Week in Words – Oct 5

by Treehouse Editors

compiled by Rachel Bondurant

Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s sixth and newest poetry collection is available as of today on Amazon. Autobiographical in nature, The Year of No Mistakes “shines with beautiful vulnerability” as it follows Cristin’s departure from New York City and how she copes with her ten-year relationship coming to an end. It also features this piece that we published in February.

GalleyCat sums up a top lit journal editor’s submission advice gleaned from a Q&A on Reddit last month.

More on poetry. Flavorwire catalogues quotes from the likes of poets Mary Oliver, Percy Shelley, Dylan Thomas, and more on what they think is the meaning of poetry.

This week, I want you to read “Sometimes We Both Fight in Wars” from past contributor Leesa Cross Smith; it was recently featured in Smokelong Weekly, and it’s a prime example of Leesa’s sometimes gritty but always beautiful writing. (And don’t be shy about checking out her lit mag WhiskeyPaper.)