Poetry | May 16, 2016

Rabbit of No Material Character by Jonathan Aprea

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Jonathan Aprea is an MFA candidate in poetry at Syracuse University, where he’s a poetry editor for Salt Hill Journal. You can find his work in Prelude Magazine, Western Beefs of North America, Atlas Review and elsewhere. He’s on the web at jonathanaprea.com

Poetry | May 16, 2016

Two Poems by Derek Graf

Derek Graf received his MFA from Oklahoma State University and will begin working on his PhD at the University of Kansas this fall. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Booth, Portland Review, Radar Poetry, Foothill, and other journals. His chapbook, What the Dying Man Asked Me, is available from ELJ Publications.

Poetry | May 16, 2016

As Before by Nkosi Nkululeko

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Nkosi Nkululeko, the 2016 NYC Youth Poet Laureate, is a Callaloo Fellow. He has been nominated for the Independent Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize. Nkosi’s work is currently published in VINYLpoetryandprose, No Token, decomP, and elsewhere. He lives in Harlem, New York. You can reach Nkosi at musicmannkosi@gmail.com

Poetry | May 16, 2016

South Beach by Siobhan Phillips

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Siobhan Phillips’s poems have appeared in The Yale Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Prelude, Ladowich, and other journals. She teaches at Dickinson College.

Poetry | May 16, 2016

MELISSA by Zoe Stoller

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Zoe Stoller is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is majoring in English & Creative Writing and minoring in Theatre Arts. She recently co-authored a book, The Philadelphia Museum of Art Handbook from Memory, with students from a year-long experimental writing intensive, taught by conceptual poet Kenneth Goldsmith. She is the Assistant Poetry Editor for Cleaver Magazine and the Web Editor for The Adroit Journal. Her writing has appeared in Cleaver Magazine, The Penn Review, and Penn Flux, as well as recognized by organizations such as the American Scholastic Press Association, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and Teen Art Gallery. In addition, one of her one act plays was produced in a theatre festival Off-Broadway.

Poetry | May 16, 2016

Ice Fishing by Natalie Wee

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Natalie Wee’s book, OUR BODIES & OTHER FINE MACHINES, will be published by Words Dance publishing this year. She is currently an Associate Fiction Editor at Broken Pencil Magazine, as well as a Cultural Studies & Critical Theory MA Candidate at McMaster University. You may find more works and a complete list of her publications at http://wondersmith.co.vu/.

Poetry | April 18, 2016

Two Poems by Julian Randall

Julian Randall is a Living Black poet from Chicago. A 2016 Callaloo fellow and two time national college slam competitor, he traveled to the 2015 National College Slam (CUPSI) earning the title of Best Poet. He currently works as a teaching artist with the Philly Youth Poetry Movement. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Offing, Winter Tangerine Review, The Killens Review, and Pluck! A Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture. He is a candidate for his MFA in Poetry at Ole Miss.

Poetry | April 18, 2016

Two Poems by Jenson Leonard

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I am a Pittsburgh, PA based poet engaged in exploration of the esoteric and liminal spaces of the marginalized, particularly via the black body within the context of the white literary establishment. My work has previously appeared in Off The Coast, Glasgow Review of Books, Uppagus, The Squawk Back, Rune Literary Magazine, and the APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience.

Poetry | April 18, 2016

Two Poems by Erin Jones

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Erin Jones is an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Florida. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Fourteen Hills, Passages North, Parcel, The Journal, Boxcar Poetry Review, and elsewhere.

Poetry | April 18, 2016

How to Tell You’re Still Alive by Ting Gou

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Ting Gou is an MD candidate at the University of Michigan Medical School. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Bellevue Literary Review, Best of the Net 2014, decomP, Ghost Ocean Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, r.kv.r.y., Superstition Review, and elsewhere.