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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

12 of the Best Poetry Collections from 2023

Read your way into some of the best poetry collections of 2023.

8 Quietly Reflective Graphic Novels

If you, like me, find yourself craving contemplative reads, indulge in these eight quietly reflective graphic novels.

How to Read Through a Reading Slump

From planning a reading date to reading poetry out loud, here are my tried and tested strategies for reading through a reading slump.

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.