Portaging celebrates new writing from the Midwest with a particular focus on experimental and hybrid work from small presses.
C. Kubasta writes poetry, fiction, and hybrid forms. She lives, writes, & teaches in Wisconsin. Her most recent books include the poetry collection Of Covenants (Whitepoint Press) and the short story collection Abjectification (Apprentice House). Find her at ckubasta.com and follow her @CKubastathePoet.
C. Kubasta reviews Angela Voras-Hills’s LOUDER BIRDS, a poetry collection that engages ideas of home, the corporeal, life, and loss.
C. Kubasta reviews Leslie Pietrzyk’s SILVER GIRL, a rule-breaking book about sisterhood that broke through Kubasta’s COVID-induced reader’s block.
On Raki Kopernik’s WE ARE MADE OF WOVEN MEMORY CIRCLES
C. Kubasta reviews Tara Burke’s ANIMAL LIKE ANY OTHER
C. Kubasta reviews CRUSH by Richard Siken and THE DEAD ANIMAL HANDBOOK, edited by Cam Awkward-Rich and sam sax.
C. Kubasta reviews Callista Buchen’s poetry collection LOOK LOOK LOOK.
C. Kubasta reviews Paula Cisewski’s poetry collection THE THREATENED EVERYTHING.
C. Kubasta reviews Emily Bowles’s poetry collection HIS JOURNAL, MY STELLA.
C. Kubasta reviews Sara Ryan’s poetry collection, NEVER LEAVE THE FOOT OF AN ANIMAL UNSKINNED.
C. Kubasta reviews Tara Betts’s poetry collection BREAK THE HABIT.
C. Kubasta on #metoo, poetry, Isobel O’Hare, and form.
C. Kubasta reviews Jane Lewty’s poetry collection IN ONE FORM TO FIND ANOTHER.
C. Kubasta reviews Katherine Rauk’s BURIED CHOIRS and discusses Molly Sutton Kiefer’s TINDERBOX POETRY JOURNAL and TINDERBOX EDITIONS.
C. Kubasta reviews Lindsay Drager’s poetry collection THE SORROW PROPER and Sarah Sadie’s WE ARE TRAVELING THROUGH THE DARK AT TREMENDOUS SPEEDS.
C. Kubasta introduces her poetry column, PORTAGING, focusing on poetry from the Midwest.