Idiosyncratic Vehicles

Idiosyncratic Vehicles

  An Interview with Dyer-Ives 2017 National Judge Oliver de la Paz The Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition, now in its forty-ninth year, offers Kent County residents the opportunity to submit one original poem for a chance at publication, a public reading, and a cash prize. Created by…

Bartender Babe: Tin Can’s Rodney Marx

Bartender Babe: Tin Can’s Rodney Marx

As someone trying to make a name for herself in the cutthroat entertainment biz of Grand Rapids, I spend a lot of time in bars. I’ll call it “networking” because it sounds better than “functional alcoholism”, and I get to choose the words I use. Since…

Featured Poet: Ashley Sacha

Featured Poet: Ashley Sacha

Mother’s Cookbook It was her mother’s recipe A blend of hard work, confidence, kindness As well as dash of ravishing red lipstick and a trace of Chanel no. 5 Mixed in a big theoretical pot for her daughter She was determined to give everything she wasn’t…