Arts Calling Podcast #25 Alison Lubar | Poems and philosophy, teaching, and intersectionality

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Hi there,

National Poetry Month Extravaganza continues! Today I am so thrilled to be arts calling Alison Lubar!


Alison Lubar teaches high school English by day and yoga by night. They are a queer, nonbinary femme of color whose life work (aside from wordsmithing) has evolved into bringing mindfulness practices, and sometimes even poetry, to young people.  Their debut chapbook, Philosophers Know Nothing About Love, is forthcoming with Thirty West Publishing in May 2022. Most recently, their work has been published by or is forthcoming with Moonstone Press, New York Quarterly, and Sinister Wisdom; you can find out more at or on Twitter @theoriginalison.

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Praise for Philosophers Know Nothing About Love:

“Alison Lubar’s Philosophers Know Nothing About Love is instantly recognizable as a triumph of language and the imagination. Its dreaminess, melodic charm, and entrancing sensual imagery have the extraordinary effect of slowing or halting time itself. What then emerges from each poem are these glimpses into a higher reality, the uncanny “sublime” beyond all mortal comprehension, gorgeously rendered to the page. Enchanting, otherworldy, intimate, and enthralling, Lubar’s debut is beyond what we call a stroke of brilliance; rather, it is a reflection of a doubtless talent, sure to sweep away their readers time and time again.⁠”

—Jonathan Koven, author of Palm Lines and Below Torrential Hill

Philosophers Know Nothing About Love, now on pre-sale here!

Thirty West Publishing:

Thanks so much for coming on the show Alison!

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Make art. Much love,


If you’re a creative in the written, visual, or performing arts, and believe the arts make us and our communities better, I’d love to talk to you! Contact me here.

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