The first lines of poetry from issue 19: the unpublished authors issue. Available online, at Barnes and Noble, and at independent booksellers nationwide.
From Mackenzie Schubert’s “If in the Early Most Years of Our Marriage”
Our home and her windows will let in rainwater, then we will have
From Claire Morgan’s “Pluto Lifts His Skirts”
If you need recognition,
From Mylo Lam’s “林”
I go into the forest
to meet the spirits of my ancestors
They look at the trees
instead of me
From Steph Sorensen’s “My Strobe to Yours for Ten Minutes, At Least”
When why after why
carves a hitch in the hump
at the back of my skull
I think sickly of the lies I could tell
you my little son and get away with.