Short story collections and novels have the ability to make us feel, yet poetry collections seem to exist in another world. They’re a lot shorter, which means the writer has to do a lot more to make each section resonate. There’s also the chance to be creative because a poetry collection doesn’t have to follow the structure of a traditional novel. As far as poetry collections go I find Factory of Tears by Valzhyna Mort unique, most notably for the Belarusian dialect accompanying the poems.
I’m happy to say two of my poems, Sky Lantern and Sakura, have appeared in the 50th volume of EastLit Magazine. The online journal focuses on Asian inspired literature and covers East and South East Asia. The journal is full of talented writers and is certainly worth a read.