JANUARY 2018. Cover Art: Self-Portrait As A Nun by Chelsea America.

INTRODUCTION

Rachel Marie Patterson and Dara-Lyn Shrager

Camel Meditation

by Amie Whittemore; artwork by Aaron Olson-Reiners

I Cannot Shed Entirely The Shapes I Have Assumed

by Robert Campbell; artwork by Resa Blatman

ars poetica :: hibernaculum

by Valerie Wallace; artwork by Resa Blatman

Speaking of the Coal Bed My Father’s Father Fed to Keep the Old World Lit

by John Sibley Williams; artwork by Matthew Bergey

Portrait Of My Father as a Junk Bond

by Ross White; artwork by Jenny Blazing

BLUR SPARROW

by T.H. Carter; artwork by Matthew Bergey

Intention

by Shenandoah Sowash; artwork by Aaron Olson-Reiners

When My Father Was A Private Investigator

by Dana Koster; artwork by Chelsea America

Patron Saint of the Savings & Loan

by Ross White; artwork by Jenny Blazing

And Now, Everyone Is Married

by Margaret Cipriano; artwork by Zoë Sturges

Aubade with  Almonds and Oranges

by Valerie Wallace; artwork by Resa Blatman

THE TRANSLUCENT BELL

by T.H. Carter; artwork by Angela Kwon

Why Women Write Poems For Their Sons

by Abby E. Murray; artwork by Matthew Bergey

How I Continue To Fail At Parenting

by Abby E. Murray; artwork by Chelsea America

Butterfly-Shaped Organ

by Emilia Phillips; artwork by Iman Serag

 

 

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