Looking for the Owl by Scott King

Looking for the Owl by Scott King

It’s the sky above me in the branches,the suspending, run-on branches,holding the moment still.There is no face, only breath and fog.I look up. It’s almost morning.There are no sounds except the sounds of the city waking–car doors, engines, a distant...

Wolf

n.1. The rope in your chest that time pulls so slowly it tickles on the way out.2. That water always flows downhill until it’s heat.3. Any automaton. The mechanism creaks along, its parts soft. Metal strips must be procured, their conductivity rounded, their corners...

Drain

v., aux 1. You get it; your arms, even, know the dance. It’s so ingrained that the hoop they form looks good even in the shadow-scraped stucco walls of a southern dwelling. You dance like electrons pulled through the conduits of addiction—a horrible and boring...
Issue 14 Cover Reveal

Issue 14 Cover Reveal

We are tickled to announce the cover for Issue 14 of Free State Review, now available for pre-order! The featured art, “A Song for My Dog,” is by artist and writer Saraiya Kanning. You can check out more of Saraiya’s art at her website. Artist Bio...