Underblong is an intriguing new online poetry journal recently founded by poets Chen Chen and Sam Herschel Wein.
I wondered how and why this literary magazine came to be, so I asked them a few questions to find out. See my interview with Chen and Wein and a link to their submission guidelines below.
HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about Underblong.
CHEN/WEIN: Underblong :: noun / verb / adjective / gaseous state / planetary magique / squishy soul-matter / nefarious sound. The sound of underblong is the sound of honey stirred into a hot beverage, the sound of a tortoise greeting you, the sound of something maybe sort of erotic sometimes, the sound of friends eating omelets while it is snowing outside and raining inside.
Underblong :: A portmanteau of “undertow” and “oblong,” nicknames the editors have given each other based on a long collaborative poem they may someday continue or…
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