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40.1 SNEAK PEEK: SHITTY FRIDA KAHLO POEM by JESSICA LANAY

SP_Lanay_Shitty Frida Kahlo Poem

 

Jessica Lanay is a poet, short fiction, and art writer. Her work focuses on architectures of interiority, escapism, history of psychoanalysis, and southern culture. Her poetry has appeared in Sugar House Review, Crab Fat Literary Magazine, Acentos Review, Fugue, and others. She has work forthcoming in A Bad Penny Review, The Normal School, and Prairie Schooner. Her short fiction was most recently published in Tahoma Literary Review and Black Candies. A short autobiographical essay was also published in Salt Hill Journal. Her art writing can be found in BOMB and ArtSlant. She is a Callaloo, Cave Canem, and Kimbilio Fellow; she is also a Millay Colony Residency recipient.

 

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Announcing the 2018 Poetry Prize Winner!

 

We are excited to announce that the winner of the 2018 Poetry Prize is Jan Verberkmoes for her poem “Elegy as Conditionality: Hornets Building.” Many thanks to everyone who submitted their work and made this year’s prize possible. The winning poem and a few finalists will appear in our Winter 2018 issue.

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Blue Room: “Landscape with my father and a dead man’s harmonica,” by Canese Jarboe

Canese Jarboe reads from “Landscape with my father and a dead man’s harmonica,” and we interview Poetry Editor, Anni Liu, on why she chose the piece. Listen here for an glimpse of our latest issue and insight into our selection process.

“Landscape with my father and a dead man’s harmonica” was originally published in Indiana Review 39.2, Fall 2017.

Thanks to Youtube Audio Library, Will Rosati for “Sulking,” and Puddle of Infinity for “Dream Yourself Smooth.”

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Favorite Debut Poetry Collections: National Poetry Month 2018

For each day in April, we Tweeted a debut poetry collection that we love. Here’s the full list, with links where you can purchase the books. Read and enjoy!

1) Rummage by Ife-Chudeni Oputa (Little A, 2017)

“Her poems explore the eternal themes of the human condition—nature, origin, shame, identity, desire, mortality—with sensitivity and specificity. They illuminate and interrogate the ways that her characters inflict and experience pain, ultimately revealing how we must all face our shame in order to grow.”

2) I Know Your Kind by William Brewer (Milkweed Editions, 2017)

“Uncanny, heartbreaking, and often surreal, I Know Your Kind is an unforgettable elegy for the people and places that have been lost to opioids.”

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