After Iowa flood:New shades of brown.First shade of brown: dead grassBrunettes giving upLying prone in parks.Second shade of brown:Outdoor metalsPrisoners of iron oxideAnd empty museums. Dark second skins grew and spreadInto scar tissue.Third shade of brown: the enemy itself-The Iowa River.Now the color ofEverything that wasn’t supposed to be there.A tree lay on its side: roots…
Print & Digital Issues
Featuring: Issue 101, published January 2022, features works of poetry, flash fiction, short nonfiction, and photography by Shannon L. Bowring, Ash Margaret Cheatham, Susan Michele Coronel, Doug Dabbs, Luciana Francis, Jeremiah Gilbert, Carol Hamilton, Peggy Hammond, Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon, Richard Holinger, Joanne Jagoda, Alicia Byrne Keane, Marina Klutse, S. Frederic Liss, Pete Madzelan, Tiffany Mi, George Moore, Stephanie Parent, Paul Rabinowitz, Lisa Rigge, Lori Rottenberg, Rikki Santer, Terry Sanville, Claire Scott, Patricia L. Scruggs, Jose Varghese, Richard Weaver, Sheryl L. White, Thomas Reed Willemain, B.J. Wilson, Sally Zakariya, Denise Zubizarreta.
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Receive monthly news and updates about upcoming deadlines, awards, and new publications.