Poems for Blackout

Leaders in the technology and entertainment industry have organized an online event, happening today, to support protests against racially-motivated murder, oppression, and violence by police and others. The #Blackout protest, or #BlackOutTuesday, or #TheShowMustBePaused, asks black musicians and leaders to pause release of new content. While advice may vary, several have suggested that today is […]

Sean Murphy of 1455 selects manuscript by Laura McCarty for publication

Sean Murphy, founder of 1455, has selected a poetry manuscript by Laura McCarty for publication by Day Eight. The competition juried by Murphy invited past Poet Project finalists to submit a manuscript for consideration. “Laura McCarty’s Just One Swallow gracefully navigates the brutal and beautiful (sometimes in the same poem; occasionally the same line), often on the […]

Open Call for Panels and Workshops – Online Sept 2020 Arts Journalism Conference

Day Eight’s annual Arts Journalism Conference is designed to provide practical training and opportunities for arts writers and to increase the quality of public dialogue related to arts journalism. In 2018 the conference included keynote speakers Jamie Bennett (Art Place America) and Geoff Edgers (Washington Post), and in 2019 workshop leaders Kayla Randall (Washington City […]