Melanie Tague

The Flag Series: Fingers tracing Places of Aspiration

Enduring Wealth Golden Direction Touched Shift Home When Courage Meets Wisdom Sukenya's work is currently in an exhibition titled "The Flag Series: Fingers Tracing Places of Aspiration" at the Elegba Folklore Society (Richmond, VA). It ends Sept. 30th, 2016. ARTIST STATEMENT: My work often involves the human figure, ...

Two Poems by Sarah Bates

LITTLE PRESQUE   I vanish off the highway into golden with all my poppy-neck. I take summer raw down the halls of academics and unplug wild grass. I bend down at every fallen tree and watch men build thirty-five-foot fog with missing boats. I didn’t always ...

Two Poems by Dorinda Wegener

If Your Family Owned a Mausoleum, then This Poem Would Make More Sense   Your sisters have found corpses: beautiful one in the bath, the other hell bent on their driving wheel, you say your corpse has not yet been behind cabinet door, scythed between the smooth ...

Three Poems by Michelle Lewis

Animul/Flame   Animul owned the sun that beat the back of the gavel-nosed deer. Around us, sweetbread mountains with their anatomical stone stone stone. I was Flame, a fig wasp hunched in her own sky. Sunrise tasted of red gums and spittle. I stood at the bars of ...

Rat’s Nest

My mother said, my hair was like a rat’s nest, a rat’s nest plucked by a black capped chickadee for another nest or the start of the tiniest scarf because on occasion my hair is too much like leaves it sticks to every ...