What is Nervous Poodle Poetry and who are you?
NPP is a blog created by me, Noor Hindi, to help promote small presses and poetry collections I love.
I’m a University of Akron student who is majoring in English and minoring in Creative Writing. After graduation, I hope to pursue an MFA in poetry. Aside from being a student, I work at the library, and read poetry for BOAAT Journal and Rubbertop Review. My poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Jet Fuel Review, Sea Foam Magazine, Diode Poetry Journal, Whiskey Island Magazine, Polaris Literary Magazine, Ashbelt Literary Magazine, and Allegheny review.
Check out my interview with Roxanna Coldiron by clicking here.
Okay, cool. Tell me more about NPP.
One of the many reasons I created NPP is to help people find great poetry collections from today’s voices. I try to review collections that are friendly and accessible to a wide range of people, meaning that anyone can pick up the collection, read it, understand it, and love it.
Also, if you’re not living next to an indie bookstore, and you’re relying on large bookstores, you’re probably limited to a small shelf of collections from big-name poets of the past. I want NPP to be a quick way people can browse great reads through a small review, and then order a collection from the press itself. Hopefully, this gets poetry collections into the hands of people who don’t typically read poetry, and it also connects them to a press they’ll hopefully order from again in the future.
How often do you post a review?
You can expect a review to be posted every Sunday.
Where did the name Nervous Poodle Poetry come from?
The name Nervous Poodle Poetry is the brainchild of my editor Chris (The Devil Strip), who frequently compares me to a poodle because of my curly hair and anxious personality.
How do I contact you?
If you’d like to guest blog, or you have a suggestion for NPP, or you just want to say “hi” send me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow me on Twitter @MyNrhindi, or message me using the official Nervous Poodle Poetry Facebook page.