Janna Strain’s poem “I’d Like to See You at Thanksgiving” has been published in the online journal The Morning News. The poem is accompanied by an interview by editor Erik Bryan in which Janna discusses contemporary poetry and her own path towards becoming a poet. Discussing the use of contemporary brand names and music references in poetry, Janna says, “People sometimes write with the hope that a piece’s significance will be eternal and universal, and I won’t deny striving for that is a beautiful goal. However, I find it often limits a poem from reaching its full potential. People live in a transient world and writers, of all people, should never fear addressing it in its immediacy.”
Kudos to you, Janna!