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Marty McConnel

The dust in my lungs, Knock it out of me. — Marty McConnell, from “elegy,” Court Green. Court Green was an online poetry journal published annually in association with the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago. It was named after a property in North Tawton, Devon, England, which was the home of poets… Continue reading Marty McConnel

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Uche Nduka

somewhere behind the napes, armorial backbone. ripeness that goes on and on. a kayak, waist-deep. in blood is where the acorn grows. which means the world is ravenous. i want to eat my cake and have it. lover, am i not your invention? — Uche Nduka, “Somewhere Behind the Napes,” Overpassbooks January 15, 2013

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Safia Elhillo

i press my body to a man that i find beautiful      & sway to a song that knows us                i live forever with my feet in my grandmother’s lap &                                                        i live forever by the water with the sun spilled over me       remember me this way & when they come for me            play the song… Continue reading Safia Elhillo

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Michelle Nguyen

sometimes when I’m not paying attention, I am brought to a moment, passed when my legs ran against beach sand racing towards waves, relentless a memory just barely out of grasp of being young and being free from obligation, rising rent prices career leaps and bounds I’m getting farther and farther from the shoreline I’m… Continue reading Michelle Nguyen

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Rebecca Givens Rolland

Leaving is a thing you’re always doing and can’t forget. Leaving is a kind of pact you make with yourself, when you tell yourself you’ll be fine wherever you are, whether it’s the beach with tiny white shells or the carousel with the funny green train or the window you like to climb up on… Continue reading Rebecca Givens Rolland

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