Susan Lerner holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Butler University. She reads for Creative Nonfiction and for Booth: A Journal which published her interview with Jonathan Franzen. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, The Believer Logger, Literary Mama, Front Porch Journal, and elsewhere.
Here’s one way to write about the father dying: A woman sits on the edge of an old man’s bed and holds his hand. She stares at his face and waits for him to inhale. He doesn’t. Her face contorts, she convulses with sobs. This is a true scene. This scene is a cliché. This […]
ABORTION POEM If a bird landed in my palm I could either crush it or set it free. –Nick Flynn For a while I thought of it like that. It: the hand and its […]
John-Michael Bloomquist lives in Poland with his wife and their imaginary pet cats. He has taught poetry at the Monroe County Jail, and he co-edited Poems from the Jail Dorm, a collection of poetry by incarcerated men published by Monster House Press. He founded Poetryfortrash.com, a gift economy in which poetry is exchanged for trash. His […]
Denise Duhamel and Julie Marie Wade have published collaborative essays in many literary journals, including Arts & Letters, The Bellingham Review, The Cincinnati Review, The Common, Fourth Genre, Green Mountains Review, The Louisville Review, Nimrod, No Tokens, PoemMemoirStory, Prairie Schooner, Quarter After Eight, So to Speak, Story Quarterly, and Tupelo Quarterly. Their first co-authored book, […]
Carol McMahon is a teacher and poet whose work has been published in various journals (IthacaLit, The Wild Word, The Ekphrastic Review, Prodigal, Claudius Speaks, Clockhouse) and has a chapbook, On Any Given Day, published by FootHills Press. McMahon received an MFA in Poetry from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University and, when she is not with 11-year-olds, […]