Everybody’s Everybody by Brady Achterberg

Everybody’s Everybody by Brady Achterberg  My friend Dan died the other day.  That’s fine by me apparently.  I don’t get sad for shit.  I am a dumb animal that only responds to physical pain.  I used to think it was because I was young but now I’m 31 and the same way.  I’m at the…

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Two Poems by Peter Hogan

Peter Hogan was born and raised in Memphis, TN, and is happy to call it home. He received his MFA in Poetry from the University of Memphis, where he also taught for two years. He currently works in marketing because bills are a thing. His poems can be found in Yemassee, The New Plains Review,…

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Double Sonnet in Race by Prince Bush

Prince Bush is a poet and current MFA student at Western Kentucky University. He has poetry in The Cincinnati Review, Diode Editions, Frontier Poetry, Hobart, Puerto del Sol, Pleiades, and etc. He was a 2019 Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets Fellow and a quarter-finalist for the 2018 Frontier OPEN (Frontier Poetry).

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Poem in which Darlington Emerges by AJ White

AJ White has served as coordinator of the Levis Reading Prize and as lead copy editor of Blackbird. He has taught English and creative writing to high school and university students, attended the Sewanee Writers Conference, and holds degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University, where his work was awarded the Thomas Gray Poetry Prize, and the…

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Four Poems by Dorsey Craft

Dorsey Craft’s debut collection, Plunder, won the 2019 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Massachusetts Review, Poetry Daily, Salt Hill, Shenandoah, Southern Indiana Review and elsewhere. She lives in Lake City, Florida and serves as Poetry Editor for Southeast Review.

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Two Poems by Jess Williard

Jess Williard is the author of Unmanly Grief (University of Arkansas Press, 2019). His poems have most recently appeared in DIAGRAM, The Gettysburg Review, Poetry Northwest, Cumberland River Review, and North American Review. He is from Wisconsin.

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Hash Marked by Jordan Escobar

Hash Marked By Jordan Escobar Toothless and hungry, he wakes in the back of his truck. The sky remains broken on grimy windows, as he rubs sensation back into his stubbled jaw. This day and this day again. The pops and aches of his discarded body remembering its own vulnerabilities. He sits on the tailgate,…

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The Last Frozen Tundra by Brian Chander Wiora

Brian Chander Wiora is a poet from Dallas, Texas. He was a Creative Writing Teaching Fellow at Columbia University, where he graduated with an MFA in Poetry in 2020. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Literary Review, The Florida Review, Gulf Stream Magazine, and other places. Besides poetry, he enjoys listening…

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Parable by J. Bruce Fuller

J. Bruce Fuller is a Louisiana native. His chapbooks include The Dissenter’s Ground, Lancelot, and Flood, and his poems have appeared at The Southern Review, Crab Orchard Review, McNeese Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, and Louisiana Literature, among others. He has received scholarships from Bread Loaf, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Stanford University, where he was…

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Christmas Eve, 2016 by Joshua Nguyen

Joshua Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American writer, a collegiate national poetry slam champion (CUPSI), and a native Houstonian. He has received fellowships from Kundiman, Sundress Academy For The Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. He has been published in The Offing, Wildness, Button Poetry, The Texas Review, Auburn Avenue, Crab Orchard Review, and Gulf Coast. He…

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