Tyranny of Transitions, Mary Rohrer-Dann

Mary Rohrer-Dann is a writer, painter, and long-time writing teacher.  Recent poems & stories have appeared (or are forthcoming) in The Drabble, San Antonio Review, Literary Heist, Flash Fiction Magazine, Flashes of Brilliance, and others.  Two narrative poem projects, La Scaffetta: Poems from the Foundling Drawer, and Accidents of Being, were adapted to stage by Tempest Productions, Inc. andContinue reading “Tyranny of Transitions, Mary Rohrer-Dann”

Last Sunday of Advent, Mary Rohrer-Dann

Mary Rohrer-Dann is a writer, painter, and long-time writing teacher.  Recent poems & stories have appeared (or are forthcoming) in The Drabble, San Antonio Review, Literary Heist, Flash Fiction Magazine, Flashes of Brilliance, and others.  Two narrative poem projects, La Scaffetta: Poems from the Foundling Drawer, and Accidents of Being, were adapted to stage by Tempest Productions, Inc. andContinue reading “Last Sunday of Advent, Mary Rohrer-Dann”

The Search, Katie Berger

Katie Berger holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama and lives in Nebraska. She is the author of Time Travel: Theory and Practice, and Swans, both from Dancing Girl Press, as well as a number of poems, stories, and essays that have appeared or are forthcoming in Cherry Tree, Thimble, TheContinue reading “The Search, Katie Berger”

Choir Lessons, Katie Berger

Katie Berger holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama and lives in Nebraska. She is the author of Time Travel: Theory and Practice, and Swans, both from Dancing Girl Press, as well as a number of poems, stories, and essays that have appeared or are forthcoming in Cherry Tree, Thimble, TheContinue reading “Choir Lessons, Katie Berger”

Traffic Light, Katie Berger

Katie Berger holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama and lives in Nebraska. She is the author of Time Travel: Theory and Practice, and Swans, both from Dancing Girl Press, as well as a number of poems, stories, and essays that have appeared or are forthcoming in Cherry Tree, Thimble, TheContinue reading “Traffic Light, Katie Berger”

Let It Ride, Cassie Hottenstein

* Cassie Hottenstein has a BA in English and a minor in Creative Writing from the University of North Florida. Her poetry and stories have been published in such places as The Talon Review, Every Pigeon, Inklette, Solid Mercury, and the Tampa Review Online. She was a lead editor for the collection Exothorpe as wellContinue reading “Let It Ride, Cassie Hottenstein”

Halite (NaCl), J. MacBain

a girl in leatherlays down in theclub bathroomhandle my side ribssoft andhail rock n rolla tiny fever dreamI cannot feel others carefullyessential for Saturday morningtear hangovershoverbut do not leaveshe’s an anchor addicther diet heavy with thewill to dissolveif cleansed by watermy nervous systemfalters, too muchdamage scrubbingdirty windowsteaching thewhys of pollution * J. MacBain-Stephens lives inContinue reading “Halite (NaCl), J. MacBain”

Taxonomy, Shaun Turner

My memaw was born in a community named Letterbox,because, for a time, the residents took their mailfrom wood or tin letterboxes they’d nailed to the trees.There was a Letterbox School.My memaw, for a time, learned her letters there.Now, they call the community Parrot, like the bird.In our neck of the Rockcastle, community names morph. Eventually,Continue reading “Taxonomy, Shaun Turner”

American Mother, Sarah Lilius

Doesn’t leave the house, the newest baby screams all night, all day. Colic thorns and her skin bleeds like a tattoo, the sound is a skull shape she slips into. Loses it over dirty dishes, remnants of dinner float like greasy body parts, corn kernels are the yellowed teeth of her husband, a wet breadContinue reading “American Mother, Sarah Lilius”

Blue, Purbasha Roy

I have seen more skiesthan what my eyesever could absorbso I know much bluei tie rain beads in my hairat end of thirsty braidshumming songs of oceansremembering shadows of skiesquiet blue of the noonstiptoes inside corridors of eyesdandelion seeds drift in maturing sunlightreinventing blue quiddity of pallettein grisaille canvas shards * Purbasha Roy is aContinue reading “Blue, Purbasha Roy”