Place by Alexis Ivy

Place by Alexis Ivy

Spent three years with a viewof the reservoir, the train wakingme and the sun waking me, nakedand no one sees. I’ll missthe brass-gate do-it-yourselfelevator. Fifth floor, end of the hall,my door, crooked somehow,I added a lock to that door.Just one bolt...
Amy Bagwell’s Ode to 2020

Amy Bagwell’s Ode to 2020

are these early bumblebees mating? no. they’re dyingof thirst I learn when I forget not to look anything upuntil this long year of universal hallucination is donewith us. ready with eggs these queens wake from winterwith the first flowers. they must find nectar and...
Book Launch!

Book Launch!

We’re back to readings! If you’re in Philly, check out the witchy launch of Christina Rosso’s short story collection CREOLE CONJURE (Maudlin House). Featuring readings by Nick Gregorio, Rachel O-Hanlon-Rodriguez, & Galileo Press author Tara...
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...
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...