They Went Their Ways

Featured here is a collaboration between poet TJ Kearney and musician Alex Floor. Alex wrote, performed, and recorded a song for TJ’s poem. They Went Their Ways by TJ Kearney Down by the hill, or lower down, The larks and lizards built a town. They sang for fun and lay in the sun And life […]

A Greening

Featured here is a collaboration between poet Laurel Nakanishi and musician Joe Robinson. Joe wrote, performed, and recorded a song for Laurel’s poem. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Laurel Nakanishi received her M.F.A. from the University of Montana. She is the recipient of the Richard Hugo memorial scholarship, the Wrolstad travel award and a Fulbright […]

Black Friday

Featured here is a collaboration between poet Kathleen Kirk, musician Suzy Erin, and musician Ben Grigg. Kathleen’s previous Ham Kicker collaborations include “I woke in grief and beauty” and “Heartbreak: Purple, Yellow.” She is the poetry editor at Escape Into Life. Her own work can be read in Blood Lotus, Floor Plan, Poems & Plays, Poetry East, Waccamaw, […]

I woke in grief and beauty

Featured here is a collaboration between poet Kathleen Kirk and musician Joe Robinson. Kathleen is the poetry editor for Escape Into Life. Her poems appear in print and online in a variety of journals, including Blood Lotus, Floor Plan, Poems & Plays, Poetry East, and Waccamaw. She is the author of five poetry chapbooks, most recently Nocturnes (Hyacinth Girl Press) and […]

Deer-Dusk Of An Evening

Featured here is a collaboration between poet Charmi Keranen and musician Joe Robinson. Joe wrote and performed a song for Charmi’s poem. Charmi is the author of the poetry chap The Afterlife is a Dry County (Big Wonderful Press, 2011.)  Her poetry has appeared in Passages North, The Salt River Review, JMWW, Stirring, blossombones, elimae, […]