Portaging celebrates new writing from the Midwest with a particular focus on experimental and hybrid work from small presses.
C. Kubasta lives and writes in central Wisconsin. Her poetry and prose celebrates the rural: the strange and beautiful, the awkward and forgiving. Despite the lower population density, she can always find plenty to write about. She is the author of two chapbooks, A Lovely Box and &s, and the book All Beautiful & Useless. A second book of poetry, Of Covenants, is forthcoming in 2017.
Find C. Kubasta at her website.
“It fits easily in my small hands and seems to be littered with hearts—although upon closer inspection those hearts are less than sweet.” —C. Kubasta on Paula Cisewski’s “The Threatened Everything”read more
“The work is described as ‘hybrid’—as it mixes lineated poetry with prose endnotes that read as a mix of research notes and essay.” —C. Kubasta on Sara Ryan’s “Never Leave the Foot of an Animal Unskinned”read more
C. Kubasta reviews Tara Betts’s poetry collection BREAK THE HABIT.read more
“Collaborative texts, intertextual texts, and anonymous texts kick the legs out from under the very notion that a text can be owned and controlled.” On poetry, erasure, the reclamation of power, and the collaborative project of #metoo.read more
“These poems speak like a faucet, a throat, a hollow-out space. As poems should.” C. Kubasta reviews IN ONE FORM TO FIND ANOTHER by Jane Lewty.read more
On Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Tinderbox Editions, experimental and hybrid poetry, and Katharine Rauk’s BURIED CHOIRS.read more
C. Kubasta shares her summer hammock reads: disrupted narrative by Lindsey Drager & experimental poetry by Sarah Sadieread more
“In keeping with Brain Mill’s mission, Portaging hopes to highlight marginalized voices, as well as marginalized forms.”read more