[Dis]Connected Volume 1

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What happens when…
Poets connect with readers?
Poets connect with each other?
Poetry connects with short fiction?

Combining the forces of some of today’s most popular and confessional poets, this book presents poems and short stories about connection wrapped up in a most unique exercise in creative writing. Follow along as your favorite poets connect with each other; offering their work to the next poet who tells a story based on the concept presented to them.

With poetry, stories, and art, [Dis]Connected is a mixed media presentation of connection and collaboration.


By bringing together some of the most popular contemporary poets, Michelle Halket, managing editor and publisher of Central Avenue Publishing, has created a compilation in [Dis]Connected which exemplifies the reasons behind the popularity of poetry and short fiction.

[Dis]Connected Volume 1 contributing authors:

  • Sara Bond
  • Nikita Gill
  • Pierre Alex Jeanty
  • Amanda Lovelace
  • Canisia Lubrin
  • Trista Mateer
  • Cyrus Parker
  • Yena Sharma Purmasir
  • Liam Ryan
  • R. H. Swaney
  • Iain S. Thomas