Jeffrey Morgan
Autumn Mannerism

Jeffrey Morgan - Autumn Mannerism

Poetry
Jeffrey Morgan is the author of Crying Shame. A 2017 National Poetry Series Finalist, his poems appear in Copper Nickel, The Kenyon Review Online, Poetry Northwest, Rattle, and West Branch, among… Read more »
Myronn Hardy
No Longer

Myronn Hardy - No Longer

Poetry
Myronn Hardy is the author of five books of poems: Approaching the Center, The Headless Saints, Catastrophic Bliss, Kingdom, and most recently, Radioactive Starlings. His poems have appeared in… Read more »
Kathryn Merwin
Sucker Punch

Kathryn Merwin - Sucker Punch

Poetry
Kathryn Merwin’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Cutbank, Quiddity, Sugar House Review, Prairie Schooner, and Blackbird. She has read or reviewed for publications such as… Read more »
Rebecca Starks
The More Things Change

Rebecca Starks - The More Things Change

Poetry
Rebecca Starks has poems and short fiction appearing in Crab Orchard Review, Rattle, Stonecoast Review, Ocean State Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Slice, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of… Read more »
Teresa Dzieglewicz
To the abstinence-only educator at my high school:

Teresa Dzieglewicz - To the abstinence-only educator at my high school:

Poetry
Teresa Dzieglewicz is an educator and Pushcart Prize-winning poet. She received her MFA from Southern Illinois University, where she received the Academy of American Poets Prize. She has received… Read more »
Tasia M. Hane-Devore
What We Play Here

Tasia M. Hane-Devore - What We Play Here

Poetry
Tasia M. Hane-Devore has been a writer, sculptor, poet, ceramicist, academic, teacher, picture framer, editor, and overall fixer of things. You can find her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in Tar… Read more »
Rage Hezekiah
You Watch Me Wishing I Were Twice as Good

Rage Hezekiah - You Watch Me Wishing I Were Twice as Good

Poetry
Rage Hezekiah is a MacDowell and Cave Canem Fellow who earned her MFA from Emerson College. She is the recipient of the Saint Botolph Emerging Artist Award in Literature and was nominated for Best New… Read more »

Sucker Punch

Kathryn Merwin

There is clear light in the violet hour, when everything grows purple: crocuses split by starlight, your amethyst necklace, bright as a beautiful slit throat. Cobra-faced lilacs. The memory of a wound on your arm, blood blooming into strange flowers. Cobwebs of capillaries, your sweetest Malbec. Even the birds are purple here, balancing on the invisible trapeze of west wind. This is a skeletal love. The dark fig between your legs, split at the soft core. Look at me across the massacre. Your skin purples with memory.
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