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MY FAVE FIVE- APRIL 2021

April 2021 Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew April Selector: Minyoung Lee What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we catch up...

My Fave Five- March 2021

March 2021 Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew March Selector: Hannah Grieco What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we catch up...

Underwater Haibun Near Garraf

My wife says every poem must include a feather just as every season and state has a bird. I could list here but last night we swam a storm. Lifeguards beckoned, waves passed, a pigeon had eaten all our potato chips. I returned to peel, slice, change the fryer oil....

I’m Tough Enough

don’t need to be told I’m beautiful to know it don’t need to be force-fed your version of love to feel it don’t need a beast of burden to claim my freedom don’t need to be woke cause I’ve never had a yoke don’t need to be fixed cause I’ve never been broke  ...

Evolution of a Screen Shot

The exit stage right is a vacuum that sucks the performer into the black hole of artifice. Spirits are not sucked into it. For them, it is their entry into the present ongoing. For us, the viewer, it is on our left side, and exists as a nebulous space where scenery is...

From the Mouths

I've been unable to write anything new for months. I tried a few whimsical ones for this prompt, then decided to rework on old CNF draft (started in a previous BG workshop). I've worked apartheid into it, inspired by the redacted/censorship concept in the prompt....

Superhero Dialogue

The movie director yells cut. "Cut!" the movie director yells. "Popeye" is supposed to be dead in this scene," the director screams. "But Popeye can't die," Popeye replies. The director shoots him dead. Pink Panther steps away for a cigarette break and says nothing....

Geotraumas

Geotraumas Birdstorms and similar phenomena became known as geotraumas, closing airports and pedestrian zones and certain zip codes of consciousness. Avian clouds spirited through vast swathes of sky, heaving and shifting in dark amoebas, their screams razoring the...

The Past is Shingled

Fossilized Fused with a flat mental sky she charred hours with used, dead matches. All timid squalor, fussy haggling between impulse and intrusive clarity, wine doused her back into slatted mumble of day that drained her down the sink of another benign sunrise. A...

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