I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it.
That’s all I know.

Billie Holiday

marmalade, debut book by writer ali lanzetta

ali’s debut book – out now!

“This book is pure magic with its perfect storm of wit, heartbreak, joy, and unrelenting hope.”


other published poetry & prose

The Spotlong Review, issue 3 : shine

Timber, issue 11.1 : winter blues

Pretty Owl Poetry, issue 20 : makers

Glint, issue 9 : the thanks-for-the-lift-list // the paper soapbox // swaying from the sky, hanging from the bee-moons happy (us) // notes preceeding a new rhapsodic broadcast

Gertrude, issue 27 : belief systems

Storm Cellar, Vol. VII No. 1 : wishbones

Panapoly, issue 9 : stardust

The Hunger, issue 2 : in the heart of the heart of it

Ghost Proposal, issue 8 : dear, i wanted to tell you // dear, this is a list // dear/dear // box of rain // reasons for reaching

Deluge, issue 3.1 : harvest season // last year: a retrospect in multiples of three

Flock, issue 19: Migration : wanderlust home

Postcard Poems & Prose : vanishing point

Switched-On Gutenberg, issue 24: The Poetics of Space : dear, (i’m here in the bed)

Invisible Cities Audio Tours: The Armada of Golden Dreams : cadmus, plover, and the buried autumn – at 57:55.  Each piece read by its author.

Verse : the invention of water // bird-colored-glass: an installation

Switchback, issue 11 : birds who eat flowers

Hunger Mountain : spanish for bird

Eleven Eleven, issue 9 : the fossilized dinosaur heart

Eleven Eleven, issue 13 : it’s my birthday // when you call

Sugar Mule, issue 41: Women Writing Nature : just at the edge, where solid and liquid mix to make mud // i’m trying to burrow // wallflower to the sea // deconstructing flight patterns

A Capella Zoo, issue 8 & A Capella Zoo, issue 10: The Best of A Capella Zoo : versions

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I used poetry as a lover, but never made her my old lady.

Richard Brautigan