Learning to Let Go by Bombadil
Think of a House by Okla Elliott
_____ The father doesn’t drink, but he used to./The mother isn’t happy, but she was
Artoons by Rolli
If Only I’d Thought of It by Christopher Citro
_____ Did they sit around the dinner table/ taking turns saying: “It’s a nasty habit.”
Spring by Brooks Long & the Mad Dog No Good
_____ There is a man inside/the house, teaching/the living room how to burn.
Woodley Park by Sarah Mollie Silberman
_____We joke about conventional and unconventional uses for duct tape
On the Flood, Grown More Perilous by Brianna Noll
_____ We think/we want to feel/the sparks—/dive in and glow.
Georgia by Channing Showalter
_____ My skin stretches,/holding all these pieces in
Smile4Waxy by Anthony Walner
_____Some of the following is a lie. I worry I am beginning to believe it true.
Everett by Ann Pelletier
_____ We come to the place where my son is/ and his name.
An Interview with Nikky Finney by Cara Dees
_____I want to save a moment. I want to save what a sunset looks like from seat 8A on a plane.
Go Like This by Dara-Lyn Shrager
_____ Somebody with ill intentions/ has come to my door.
don’t be cruel by Ashley Anderson
Bystander’s Lament by Katy Miller
_____ I am a witness to the wars,/ a witness to the witnesses of wars,
A Savior, Belief, Tupac, and Balloons by Venita Blackburn
_____Water balloon wars are primal, vicious productions.
Only For You by Heartless Bastards
_____ Through the door broken open: smoke,/ honeysuckle, ashed-over daffodils.
Lesbian Cattle Dogs by Lydia Conklin
Cover Art by Athena Melton