Bar Flies – the monthly live reading series curated by PHOENIX columnist Amy Silverman and Valley advertising professional Katie Bravo – is typically held at Valley Bar in downtown Phoenix. COVID-19 chucked a wrench right through the rest of their fifth season, so the duo decided to create a virtual Bar Flies show with illustrated stories. They’re all still true, and as always there’s a theme. This month’s is HOME. For more information about Bar Flies – both live and virtual – visit barflies.org.
Our fifth and final installment is “Listening to What the World Needs Now” by Rebecca Fish Ewan, a poet/cartoonist who’s published hybrid-form work in After the Art, Brevity, Crab Fat, Hip Mama, Mutha, Not Very Quiet, TNB, Punctuate and Under the Gum Tree. Books and chapbooks include A Land Between, By the Forces of Gravity and Water Marks. Rebecca teaches landscape design at Arizona State University, focusing on place-based hybrid form.