Karen Holmberg is the author of two book of poems, most recently Axis Mundi (BkMk Press, winner of the John Card Prize), named one of the top ten poetry titles of 2013. Her work in poetry and creative nonfiction has appeared in magazines such as Black Warrior Review, […]
Michelle Phương Ting is a writer and community arts worker based in the Bay Area. She has received support from Tin House, Omnidawn, Kearny Street Workshop, and Yale University’s Jook Songs. Her work most recently appeared in Wildness.
a blow of sunrise in flowers leaves me intoxicated from lilac light and nothing drunk from paralysis and certainty -Alejandra Pizarnik Intoxicated, no, not from light, no. Drunk and singing psalms, no. The blackest birds of my mouth and the knives, no, from […]
Fruitpicking at a nearby farm, I saw white flowers among the blueberry bushes and wondered whether they were blueberry flowers, somehow having morphed from the blueberry cluster shapes. A kind of translation. That nature extrapolated grace this way quieted me. A sticking point was the nonblue of the flowers, […]
When my son Shane was three years old, maybe four, his father bought him a mini-motorcycle. The mini-motorcycle was green, and Shane, who then went by his middle name David, learned to drive it by circling a shopping center parking lot somewhere in North Texas. The first time Shane took […]
In Noa Noa, his diary of the South Seas, Paul Gauguin wrote that with the death of King Pomare of Tahiti the last vestiges of ancient tradition had disappeared. “A profound sadness took possession of me....It was the Tahiti of former times which I loved. That of the present […]
Darien Hsu Gee lives and writes from the island of Hawaii. In addition to her book publications, Darien’s most recent work appears in Columbia Review, Shanghai Literary Review (forthcoming winter 2018), and Delmarva Review (forthcoming winer 2018). She is currently an MFA candidate at Rainier Writing Workshop, […]
José Felipe Alvergue is a graduate of both the Cal Arts Writing and Buffalo Poetics programs. He is the author of gist : rift : drift : bloom (2015) and precis (2017). He lives and works in Wisconsin.
Merle L. Bachman is a poet, English professor (Spalding University in Louisville, KY) and a romantic who vacillates between 19th and 21st centuries.
Chloe Firetto-Toomey is an English-American-Poet-Essayist. She enjoys meatballs, cats, and jazz. Find her work in Crannog, Sundog, Cosmonauts Avenue, Origins, Burrow Street, Saw Palm, among others. Little Cauliflower, a chapbook of poems, will be published by Dancing Girl Press in the Fall of 2018.