About

Kyla Houbolt occupies Catawba territory, rather unwillingly, in so-called Gastonia, North Carolina. She writes poems and sometimes puts them on…
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Reviews

Review of Tuned by Brad Richard Excerpt: “My favorite thing in a poem is surprise. My other favorite thing in…
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Donate

If you like my work and appreciate what I do, and find a few extra bucks in your pocket from…
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Photo for “Poems” provided by Ankh Spice and used with permission. Photo for “About” by Joe DePriest, used with permission. Photo for “Donate” by Rakicevic Nenad, used under Pexels license.


Latest Posts…

  • Is Truth Friendly?
    The Bob Dylan line, “to live outside the law you must be honest” is one that comes to mind often–a favorite. For one thing, it scans beautifully, so it’s a pleasure to run the mental fingers over. The sonics are satisfying. But more than that it’s evocative of that space outside the bounds of the …

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  • “You don’t know how far you’re going to have to go to be.” — Ashok Karra
    Here’s a thing. This fine person wrote an entire blog post reflecting on his experience of reading my poem, ‘Mirror’. He read that poem in a review of Tuned, not in the book itself, as he didn’t have a copy (we have since sent him one.) I can’t tell you how delighted I was to …

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  • Facing Down Love
    kissing the differencebetween the ride and the wishboneis called “crossing the road” I get motion sicknessjust thinking aboutstarting over some days I runlike a stupid athletein the teeth of evil weather lying down feels betterif you don’t thinkabout those whirligigs brain cells have issueswith the skull boneof no escape it is so hardto imagine anythingcolorless …

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  • In Your (My) Pocket
    A Twitter mutual, @emilyfmaloney, recently tweeted this: “…writing is a lifetime, not one book, or essay, or review. It’s almost a relief: you will always have it, even if you think you don’t. It’ll be there. You can fold it up in your pocket and take it with you, forever, I swear.” As hard as …

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  • Everybody Try Flying
    I had a blog once before, for a while. It was called “Everybody Try Flying” and the tagline was “Spending this life getting free.” I started that blog at a time when my life had exploded into little pieces and I hoped to chronicle my “overcoming” in a way that would support and entertain my …

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