Jeremy Casabella

August 17, 2016

Last October half the wind grew refrigerate.
We left the door open and a fog

wandered its condensate on our walls. […]

Nabila Lovelace

August 14, 2016

I want,
after waking to the news
that is always the news
& changing the Facebook
autoplay settings as to not
see the blood out
of where it is meant to be in
of the black / brown him / her / they, […]

Rickey Laurentiis receives 2016 Levis Reading Prize

August 11, 2016

Rickey Laurentiis is the winner of the 2016 Levis Reading Prize awarded by the Department of English and its MFA in Creative Writing program at Virginia Commonwealth University for his first poetry collection, “Boy with Thorn” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015). […]

Yalie Kamara

August 10, 2016

I. If you see me praying in the living room, never sit in front of me. You are not God.
II. When we go to a restaurant and I don’t know any foods on the menu, never order me a meal that is spelled with silent letters. I came to eat, not to explore. […]

Kelle Groom

August 10, 2016

The first time I couldn’t save myself in that clamor seized by the hair
Even now the evening panic ensues
below my heart just there in the center of my body anthem of no […]

Lisa Hiton

August 10, 2016

There are no orchards. The air is water. Everywhere, curves.
I was meant to serve as a warrior, but here […]

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