Danielle Kessinger
Pry Apart a Single Pane

Danielle Kessinger - Pry Apart a Single Pane

Poetry
Danielle Kessinger has work published or forthcoming in Bartleby Snopes, the Drunken Odyssey, Burrow Press, and the anthology Jack’s Porch. She has lived and written in the mountains of Colorado,… Read more »
Jackleen Holton Hookway
Happy Pills

Jackleen Holton Hookway - Happy Pills

Poetry
Jackleen Holton Hookway’s poems have been published in The Giant Book of Poetry, and Steve Kowit: This Unspeakably Marvelous Life, and have appeared or are forthcoming in American Literary Review,… Read more »
M. Ann Hull
I Know the Science of the Thing:

M. Ann Hull - I Know the Science of the Thing:

Poetry
M. Ann Hull has published work in 32 Poems, Barrow Street, BOXCAR Poetry Review, Fugue, Mid-American Review, Passages North, and Quarterly West, among others, and has been awarded the Academy of… Read more »
Sarah J. Sloat
Industry Lap Dog

Sarah J. Sloat - Industry Lap Dog

Poetry
Sarah J. Sloat lives in Germany, where she works in news. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Birdfeast, Beloit Poetry Journal and DMQ Review. She used to run every day and… Read more »
Mary Peelen
Interim

Mary Peelen - Interim

Poetry
Mary Peelen lives in San Francisco. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Bennington Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Gulf Coast, The… Read more »
Krysten Hill
Knives

Krysten Hill - Knives

Poetry
Krysten Hill is an educator, writer, and performer who has showcased her poetry on stage at The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Blacksmith House, Cantab Lounge, Merrimack College, and many others. She… Read more »
Avram Kline
Labor

Avram Kline - Labor

Poetry
Avram Kline lives in New York with his wife and son. His poems, stories, and essays can be found in jubilat, PANK, Fence, Big Big Wednesday, Transom Journal, The Common, Juked, and Spoke Too Soon,… Read more »
Jenna Le
Standing Between My Parents at Manatee Lagoon

Jenna Le - Standing Between My Parents at Manatee Lagoon

Poetry
Jenna Le is the author of Six Rivers (NYQ Books, 2011) and A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora (Anchor & Plume Press, 2016). Her poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and translations appear or are… Read more »
Lisa Rosinsky
That Dark Center

Lisa Rosinsky - That Dark Center

Poetry
Lisa Rosinsky is the 2016-2017 Associates of the Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence. Her poetry appears in Measure, Prairie Schooner, Hunger Mountain, Iron Horse Literary Review, and various… Read more »

That Dark Center

Lisa Rosinsky

At the end of the exhibit—past the pair
of stuffed cheetahs in mid-leap,
amputees jogging across a screen

on carbon-fiber legs in thirty-
second loops, past the fluttering edge
of the manta ray, dolphin flippers

with their ghosts of finger-bones—she lurks
beneath carnelian spotlights.
Another casting of the skull sits at ground-

level; I peer through it from behind,
standing where thick neck muscle
would’ve swiveled, find myself

face-to-face with a boy staring back at me
through stalagmite teeth. For a moment
I could swear it’s you, decades younger,

and the wanting hits me hard:
to carry, curled inside me… He races off toward
footprints spaced to show

the Rex’s thirty-foot stride,
the full set of bones, suspended,
xylophone tail aloft. I try to picture

the chaos of this beast being
mounted, the size of the eggs that slid
out of her into a mud nest. Eyeballs

big… Read more »