Brad Rose
A Girl Like You

Brad Rose - A Girl Like You

Poetry
Brad Rose was born and raised in southern California, and lives in Boston. His poetry and fiction have appeared at:… Read more »
Sally Rosen Kindred
At the Altar of My Fifth Year

Sally Rosen Kindred - At the Altar of My Fifth Year

Poetry
Sally Rosen Kindred’s first poetry collection is No Eden (Mayapple Press, 2011). Her chapbook, Darling Hands, Darling Tongue, is due… Read more »
Priyatam Mudivarti
Blue Flame

Priyatam Mudivarti - Blue Flame

Fiction
Priyatam Mudivarti grew up in India and the Middle East and now calls Cambridge his home, where he works as… Read more »
Patrick Milian
Boy,

Patrick Milian - Boy,

Poetry
Patrick Milian lives in Seattle, Washington where he is pursuing an MFA in Poetry from the University of Washington. He… Read more »
Angie Macri
Carat, Cut, Color, Clarity

Angie Macri - Carat, Cut, Color, Clarity

Poetry
Angie Macri’s recent work appears in New Plains Review, Tar River Poetry, and 2River View, among other journals. An Arkansas… Read more »
Le Hinton
Epidemic

Le Hinton - Epidemic

Contest - 1st Place
Le Hinton is the author of four poetry collections including, Black on Most Days (Iris G. Press, 2008) and The… Read more »
Michael Whalen
Landing

Michael Whalen - Landing

Visual
This shot was taken out the window of a tiny plane as it descended toward Aitutaki (Cook Islands), with the… Read more »
Helen Degen Cohen
Midnight in Paris

Helen Degen Cohen - Midnight in Paris

Poetry
Helen Degen Cohen is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, First Prize in British… Read more »
Kristin Camitta Zimet
New Year's Trip

Kristin Camitta Zimet - New Year's Trip

Poetry
Kristin Camitta Zimet is the Editor of The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review and the author of the full length poetry… Read more »
Reginald Harris
Self-Portrait as My Father’s Son

Reginald Harris - Self-Portrait as My Father’s Son

Poetry
Winner of the 2012 Cave Canem / Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize for Autogeography, Reginald Harris is Poetry in The… Read more »
Shenan Prestwich
Settling

Shenan Prestwich - Settling

Contest - 2nd Place
Shenan Prestwich is a Washington, DC-based poet and graduate of the Johns Hopkins University MA in Writing program. Her poems… Read more »
D.M. Armstrong
Take Care

D.M. Armstrong - Take Care

Contest - 3rd Place
D. M. Armstrong is the fiction editor of Witness Magazine and recipient of the Black Mountain Institute fellowship at UNLV,… Read more »
Michael Ugulini
The Cardinals of Avery Street

Michael Ugulini - The Cardinals of Avery Street

Fiction
Michael Ugulini is a full-time freelance writer from the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. He is a published writer of newsletter… Read more »
Brandel France de Bravo
The Chemistry of Distance

Brandel France de Bravo - The Chemistry of Distance

Poetry
Brandel France de Bravo’s poetry collection, Provenance, won the Washington Writers’ Publishing House prize in 2008. She is co-author of… Read more »
Joanna Pearson
The Moon Children

Joanna Pearson - The Moon Children

Poetry
Joanna Pearson’s first book of poetry, Oldest Mortal Myth, was chosen by Marilyn Nelson for the 2012 Donald Justice Poetry… Read more »
Amanda Leigh Rogers
The Safest Sex Is Absence

Amanda Leigh Rogers - The Safest Sex Is Absence

Poetry
Amanda Leigh Rogers lives in Abington, Pennsylvania with her husband and three sons and teaches at Bryn Athyn College. She… Read more »
Grace Curtis
The Shape of a Box as Appearing

Grace Curtis - The Shape of a Box as Appearing

Creative Nonfiction
Grace Curtis has lived her entire life in southern Ohio and has finally come to appreciate how interwoven she is… Read more »
Jon Udelson
The Twelfth Remember

Jon Udelson - The Twelfth Remember

Fiction
Jon Udelson is a graduate of City College’s MFA program in Creative Writing. His fiction has appeared in [sic] literary… Read more »
Jen Hirt
Too Many Questions About Strawberries

Jen Hirt - Too Many Questions About Strawberries

Poetry
Jen Hirt’s memoir, Under Glass: The Girl With a Thousand Christmas Trees, won the Drake University Emerging Writer Award for… Read more »
Gregory Wolos
Tweetsie Railroad

Gregory Wolos - Tweetsie Railroad

Fiction
Gregory Wolos’s short fiction has recently appeared in Grey Sparrow Journal, LITnIMAGE, The Baltimore Review, The Los Angeles Review, PANK… Read more »
Noreen McAuliffe
Under the Locust Tree

Noreen McAuliffe - Under the Locust Tree

Creative Nonfiction
Noreen McAuliffe earned an MA in English literature and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She… Read more »
Megan Grumbling
Vapors

Megan Grumbling - Vapors

Poetry
Megan Grumbling’s work has appeared in Poetry, The Iowa Review, Crazyhorse, The Southern Review, and other journals; and she has… Read more »
Andrew Abbott
We Did Not Return

Andrew Abbott - We Did Not Return

Visual
Andrew Abbott (born 1979) currently lives in Madrid Spain. He attended the University of North Carolina (Wilmington) where he failed… Read more »
Linda Pastan
Weeping Cherry

Linda Pastan - Weeping Cherry

Poetry
Linda Pastan’s latest book is Traveling Light. She received the Ruth Lilly Prize in 2003, and was twice a finalist… Read more »
Elizabeth Wetmore
Women & Horses
(1976)

Elizabeth Wetmore - Women & Horses
(1976)

Fiction
A native of West Texas, Elizabeth Wetmore is writing a novel set in the oil patch and a collection of… Read more »

Carat, Cut, Color, Clarity

Angie Macri

In a morning of one-hundred suns,
in the long song of a mockingbird,
I changed from spring to fall.
I followed the lullaby: if not
a song, then a ring; if no shine,
then little baby, not a word.
I started in a diamond mine.
I gave the blood no mind
until I saw the oaks cleave
light between their lobes,
a ring no substitute for song,
and he never once sang to me.
Mama, no one can tell me hush.
Papa, I broke the looking glass. Read more »