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Thank you all for coming out for the Diode Editions Chapbook & Book Launch readings! Your viewership (and readership!) makes what we do at Diode Editions a daily joy.

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Teow Lim Goh discusses the process and discovery in writing her latest chapbook, Faraway Places (June 2021), with Rogue Agent for issue 76.

From the interview:

I felt I was onto something, but I didn’t know what it was. I worked by instinct. I found that if I thought too much about what I was trying to do, the poems would not come. At some point, I felt I had exhausted this vein of writing and decided to see if I could put them together as a book.
I printed out the poems and started shuffling them around on the floor. It took a few weeks, but I saw there was an implicit story that I was trying to tell. Many of the discarded drafts that became the source texts of this book were from my travels in the American West in my twenties, trying to figure out who I was and what kind of writer and person I wanted to be.

Read the full interview in Rogue Agent issue 76.

In the June 14th episode of the Ruth Stone House Podcast, Bianca Stone and Diode author Shanta Lee Gander discuss Shanta's newly released debut Ghettoclaustrophobia: Dreamin of Mama While Trying to Speak Woman in Woke Tongues.

Watch below or listen in on the podcast website,