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Reviews & News

Since our launch in 2012, Backbone has published distinct, engaging chapbooks by emerging and established poets. Our press, titles, and authors have been featured in interviews, podcasts, and reviews throughout various literary venues. Many thanks to those who support and highlight our work.

Meet the Press: Dante Di Stefano in Conversation with Crystal Simone Smith of with Backbone Press
(Best American Poetry Blog)

In The Margins E8: Diversity in Print: An Interview with Backbone Press
(Tate Street; tatestreet.org)

“Our niche is cultural writing, not just poetry, by African American writers. We need more venues and spaces focusing on diversity.” from Best American Poetry’s Meet the Press

Lit Bridge: Tyree Daye’s Sea Island Blues
(Litbridge.com)

Speaking of Marvels: Interviews about chapbooks, novellas, and other shorter forms  

In the Land of Tropical Martyrs by Dariel Suarez
7 x 7 kwansabas by Tara Betts
Trace Particles by Allison Joseph
Sea Island Blues by Tyree Daye

Cultural Front: Treasure Redmond’s and Tara Betts’ chapbooks
(cultural front.org)

Midwest Writers Workshop: Interview with poet Allison Joseph
(midwestwriters.org)