TWEER by Hiram Larew

TWEER by Hiram Larew

Engagement. Resistance. Witness. Lately, poets have been getting out of their own small confessional towns. In “A Haunting,” Patricia Spears Jones imagines, or carves up, a president deranged by the ghost of John McCain. The president puts wax in his ear so he can’t...

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Plates by Linette Marie Allen

Plates by Linette Marie Allen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-lKWuf6xp8 Linette Marie Allen is earning an MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts at the University of Baltimore. Recipient of the 2018 Turner Research and Travel Award for Poetry, she has been commissioned to initiate a...

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My Sagging Breasts by Emily Mohn-Slate

My Sagging Breasts by Emily Mohn-Slate

I’m in the gym locker room drying off with a tiny, scratchy towel when I catch sight of my profile in the mirror. My breasts look even more wilted and vacant than usual in the industrial light. I think of my friend’s grandma, who said, “Honey, once you’ve had a baby,...

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Because by Michael Salçman

Because by Michael Salçman

I tell her more often now because she is ageless and I am over seventy. Because it’s the same girl’s face I first got to know fifty years ago with the same sunburst of energy. Because starting out together was predictable but the end of either one of us now may come...

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THIS IS NOT A CONTEST

Our publisher Galileo Press has opened its reading period for book submissions. Selected authors will receive a standard book contract. Most press runs are 400 copies. Note, manuscripts need not be press ready, but please have them complete enough for us to give you a...

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