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Connie Pan

Connie Pan is a writer and editor from Maui, Hawai‘i. She earned an MFA in fiction from West Virginia University and a BA in creative writing from Grand Valley State University. Her writing has appeared in Bamboo Ridge, Carve, HelloGiggles, PRISM International, The Billfold, and elsewhere. An excerpt from her novel-in-progress was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Instagram: @csnpan Twitter: @panlikepeter

Reflecting on Summer’s Poetry

As the Fall Equinox approaches to herald in a new season, let's take a moment to reflect on this summer's poetry, including collections like Grand Tour by Elisa Gonzalez

Heading to Texas with Six Weeks of Books — and Clothes, Too, I Guess

I will be living out of suitcases for six weeks, and the pressing question is: how many books do I pack — and which?

Recent Poetry Releases to Add to Your Collections in Anticipation of The Sealey Challenge

August brings with it the Sealey Challenge, an opportunity to infuse every day with poetry. Here are some collections to try.

Does Tracking Reading Make It Less Enjoyable?

Measuring an activity can make it less enjoyable — so do things like keeping a reading journal or a Goodreads goal make reading less fun?

Reflecting on Spring’s Poetry

Onto the poetry books that brought extra light to my past months of warm rain, later sunsets, and jasmine and gardenia blooms!

10 Essential Poetry Books by AAPI Authors

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which makes it the perfect time to pick up these incredible AAPI poetry books.

Reading Poetry and Only Poetry for a Week

After abandoning prose for week and enveloping myself entirely in poetry, slivers of me hoped I’d start thinking in lines of poetry.

If You Like This Prose Book, Read This Poetry Collection

Find your next poetry collection based on your favorite fiction or nonfiction prose book, including Unshuttered by Patricia Smith.

Reflecting on Winter’s Poetry

A look at some of the outstanding poetry collections that hit shelves this winter.

Marveling Over Closing Poems

What is the power in a closing poem in a collection? One reader on the meaning behind — and passion for — endings.