The Poppy Becomes a Hothouse Flower

THE POPPY: AN INTERVIEW SERIES is moving to a big, bright venue. I've been invited to write a regular interview series at NEWFOUND JOURNAL's Arts section of their blog, HOTHOUSE. After a few AWP posts for HOTHOUSE, written during the adrenalin days of the conference, I'm looking forward to the more relaxed momentum of the interviews. The series will continue on a regular schedule, and I'll repost here at Thunder on a Thursday.

The first interview at HOTHOUSE  for "The Poppy" will be with Yolanda J. Franklin.  Poet, teacher, PhD candidate, and third generation, north Florida native. And in early April, I will post an interview with the Vietnamese-American journalist/essayist/short story writer, Andrew Lam.

As NEWFOUND's mission states, the journal is interested in place, from many perspectives. I'm looking forward to this new adventure, one in which "The Poppy" will transition into a "Hothouse flower."

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Newfound Journal is a literary and visual arts publication that features fiction, poetry, nonfiction, visual art, reviews, and more. Our work explores how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding.

At Newfound, our mission is to foster greater awareness of our environment through the arts, events, and cultural inquiry. We believe that a richer experience of place—human-made, natural, conceptual, or otherwise—is essential in understanding ourselves and our world. Newfound is passionate about positively transforming how we relate to our habitats and bringing about better stewardship of our homes, neighborhoods, communities, cities, nations, and the globalized world at large.

Hothouse Magazine is a views and opinions magazine. Our mission is to foster greater awareness of the spaces we occupy, informed by culture, science, gender, the arts, and more. We contribute to public discussion of hot topics and newsworthy stories (current, contemporary, and cultural). We also publish content that provides resources to improve our reading community’s relationship within their environments.