Month: May 2016

The Apex of Friendzone

The Apex of Friendzone

The world has been taken over by aliens. The aliens destroyed all human cities, and worked very hard to kill and obliterate all humans on the planet. They succeeded, sort of. They found two survivors, so they decided to put them in an enclosure, half 

Inheritance

Inheritance

In Memory of Sandra Bland CHARACTERS: MAYA – A Latina CHORUS – of Latina   MAYA: This is my family history. As my mother told me As her mother told her. Repeated As Mexicans do At the table CHORUS: Truth bled In red chile Slathered 

Evening Meditation

Evening Meditation

Evening MeditationEvening Meditation

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Francine Rubin has poetry appearing in the chapbook Geometries (Finishing Line Press), the pamphlet The Last Ballet Class (Neon), and the David Mikow Art Gallery. Online, she is at http://francinerubin.tumblr.com.

Mirror Test

Mirror Test

______________________________________________ Jessica Cogar is a master’s student in Ohio University’s creative writing program, where she teachers rhetoric and writing, and reads for New Ohio Review. Poems have appeared in Switchback, scapegoat review, The Boiler, small po[r]tions, and elsewhere. 

16 Swallows

16 Swallows

______________________________________________ Isabel Acevedo is an MFA candidate at Georgia College and State University. She is the Assistant Managing Editor of Arts & Letters.

Greenbottle: Tessellation

Greenbottle: Tessellation

Greenbottle: Tessellation

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F. Daniel Rzicznek is the author of two poetry collections, Divination Machine (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, 2009) and Neck of the World (Utah State University Press, 2007), as well as four chapbooks, most recently Live Feeds(Epiphany Editions, 2015). His recent poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in VoltKenyon ReviewMassachusetts ReviewThe Pinch, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere. Also coeditor of The Metal Rose Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice (Rose Metal Press, 2010), Rzicznek teaches writing at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Weapons

Weapons

______________________________________________ John Repp is a native of the Pine Barrens region of southern New Jersey. He has lived for many years in northwestern Pennsylvania. His most recent collection of poetry is Fat Jersey Blues, winner of the 2013 Akron Poetry Prize from the University of 

At the Window

At the Window

______________________________________________ Ben Gunsberg is an Assistant Professor of English at Utah State University. His poetry appears in CutBank, The Southeast Review, and The South Carolina Review, among other magazines. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the University of Alabama and the University of 

The injured Harry Houdini is struck repeatedly in his stomach, in a dressing room at the Princess Theatre — October 18, 1926.

The injured Harry Houdini is struck repeatedly in his stomach, in a dressing room at the Princess Theatre — October 18, 1926.

The injured Harry Houdini is struck repeatedly in his stomach, in a dressing room at the Princess Theatre -- October 18, 1926.The injured Harry Houdini is struck repeatedly in his stomach, in a dressing room at the Princess Theatre -- October 18, 1926.

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Cameron Quan Louie is from Tucson, Arizona and lives in Seattle where he’s pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Washington. Cameron’s work has appeared in Persona and Rainy Day and in 2011, he received the Hattie-Lockett Award for Poetry from the UA Poetry Center. His most recent work is a Morse Code inspired chapbook called Dit Dah.

Shining

Shining

______________________________________________ Shelby Dale DeWeese grew up on a farm in the southeast United States but currently lives and writes in California. She is an MFA candidate at the University of San Francisco, a poetry reader for Switchback and Teen Ink, and an educational program intern