On Calling Myself a Poet

by Corey Mesler I wrote my first poem in 4th grade, a re-wording (read plagiarism) of “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.” The teacher made over me. And I had a revelation; I thought, attention, yeah, that’s what I want. That hasn’t changed. In deadly earnest, I started […]

Cheers to Jay Sizemore

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, friends. Today, as we honor those age-old Irish traditions that aren’t remotely Irish, we invite you to raise your pints to Jay Sizemore, who has published poetry in a number of fine journals since his work appeared with us here at Change Seven. Five poems were recently pubbed with Revolution John Magazine, […]

Corey Mesler Has a New Novel

Congratulations to Change Seven contributor and columnist Corey Mesler, whose new novel Memphis Movie is now available. Check out this wonderful book trailer, and then visit him at Burkes Books in Memphis to buy a copy, where I’m sure he will be happy to sign it for you. […]

Habits, Simple and Austere

“The wilderness is a place you go through, my father used to say in one of his sermons. It is not a place that you stay. He was speaking about Exodus, and the story of the Israelites as they wandered for 40 years, looking for the promised land. I would add that the wilderness is also a place of retreat and refuge, where civilization and the enemies therein cannot follow you. It is where you go to learn the boundaries of yourself.” ~ Laura Jean Moore