“Melanin Sun (–) Blind Spots” by Danae Younge Out Now!

Past contributor Danae Younge’s poetry chapbook is here! Micro-collection Melanin Sun (–) Blind Spots received the 2022 Florence Kahn Memorial Award from the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. In this micro-collection, Younge explores the ambiguities of biracialism after the early passing of her African American father—representing blurred racial identification with moments of redaction, strikethrough, … Continue reading “Melanin Sun (–) Blind Spots” by Danae Younge Out Now!

Danae Younge’s Chapbook “Melanin Sun (–) Blind Spots” Awarded the Florence Kahn Memorial Award

Former contributor Danae Younge's poetry chapbook, Melanin Sun (–) Blind Spots, was given the Florence Kahn Memorial Award by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies and will be published as a print book on July 1st! NFSPS is a conglomerate of the state poetry societies involved in the institution of Poet Laureate, and they host what are considered … Continue reading Danae Younge’s Chapbook “Melanin Sun (–) Blind Spots” Awarded the Florence Kahn Memorial Award

May Flowers Contest Poetry Winner: “Wildflowers” by Stacie Eirich

Lay me in a field of wildflowers, that I may bask in the honeyed scent of many-colored blossoms, bright canary yellows, gentle lilacs, smooth ivories, pale pinks and vivid oranges, deep indigos and ravishing reds, wet with fresh dew they glisten against my skin, that I may dream of a place where Spring is everlasting, … Continue reading May Flowers Contest Poetry Winner: “Wildflowers” by Stacie Eirich

May Flower Contest Fiction Winner: “The Phases of the Moon: One Sentence Story” by Mehreen Ahmed

It was in the afternoon when the poet looked out of the window, sitting against a pillow, he saw a perfectly rounded moon of a still shadow in the summer’s late noon, the moon was white, embryonic, waiting to replete which was the first phase of the moon, however, the poet also saw a beautiful … Continue reading May Flower Contest Fiction Winner: “The Phases of the Moon: One Sentence Story” by Mehreen Ahmed

Ranjit Kulkarni’s Two New Story Collections Out Now

Ranjit Kulkarni, who has shared his work in our journal throughout 2021, has two new story collections, Tough Love and Other Stories and Mind Games and Other Stories, published by Athena Creations in November and December of 2021. Details about these collections are below: Tough Love and Other Stories contains fourteen stories about people who … Continue reading Ranjit Kulkarni’s Two New Story Collections Out Now

Marianne Brems’ New Chapbook Out Now

Marianne Brems, who shared her work in our journal throughout 2019 and 2020, has a new chapbook Unsung Offerings that was published by Finishing Line Press in September 2021. Some of the poems in the chapbook include pieces published in this journal including “Seven Seconds” (October 30, 2019), “A Treelike Shape” (January 2019), and “Their … Continue reading Marianne Brems’ New Chapbook Out Now