2017 Fall Poetry Winner “Deployed” by David Colodney

Before becoming a writer, David Colodney was a fetus and, prior to that, an embryo. David realized at an early age that he had no athletic ability whatsoever, so he turned his attention to writing about sports instead of playing them, covering everything from high school flag football to major league baseball for The Tampa … Continue reading 2017 Fall Poetry Winner “Deployed” by David Colodney

Spring Fiction Winner: “A Wartime Guide to Confession” by Michael Pesant

A Wartime Guide to Confession   “May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and ineffable Name of God be forever praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified…” The Golden Arrow Prayer     Daddy! The girls call in their father like an air strike. Their voices are girly, ear-bleedingly high-pitched, but the word … Continue reading Spring Fiction Winner: “A Wartime Guide to Confession” by Michael Pesant

2017 Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention: “Ornithology Lessons” by Rob Carney

We're pleased to announce "Orinthology Lessons" as an Honorable Mention in our 2017 Poetry Contest! A very special thank you to our poetry staff for their hard work! ORNITHOLOGY LESSONS Because she loves a good rock slide, a little geologic fanfare, the blue jay taps at boulders with her beak, quick chisels to get things … Continue reading 2017 Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention: “Ornithology Lessons” by Rob Carney

2017 Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention: “Trillium” by Melissa Jean

We're excited to announce "Trillium" by Melissa Jean as an Honorable Mention in our 2017 Poetry Contest! A special thank you to our hard-working poetry staff! Trillium In the woods there are velvety black flowers; someone calls them trillium. I thought trillium was a white flower. This one is elegant and dark as a shroud. … Continue reading 2017 Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention: “Trillium” by Melissa Jean

2017 Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention: “My Ancestors” by Ron Reikki

We're happy to announce "My Ancestors" by Ron Riekki as an Honorable Mention in our 2017 Poetry Contest! A special shout-out to our hard-working poetry staff for this round! .                My Ancestors My grandmother’s grandmother hid, buried herself under handfuls of history, and now I am discovering—through the … Continue reading 2017 Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention: “My Ancestors” by Ron Reikki

2017 Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention: “Rorschach Test” by Charles Kell

We're excited to announce "Rorschach Test" by Charles Kell as an Honorable Mention in our 2017 Poetry Contest! A special thank you to our hard-working poetry staff for their work this time around! Rorschach Test Blink if you see a pain-devil. Make a left fist if you notice your ma slicing bread. Wipe the wet … Continue reading 2017 Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention: “Rorschach Test” by Charles Kell

2017 Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention: “A Sailor’s Language” by Taunja Thomson

We're proud to announce "A Sailor's Language" by Taunja Thomson as an honorable mention for a 2017 Spring Poetry Contest! A specials thanks to our poetry staff for all of their hard work! A Sailor's Language I am a music box only I can wind up— no pirouetting but a sharp unfolding. I don pink … Continue reading 2017 Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention: “A Sailor’s Language” by Taunja Thomson

Poetry Spring 2017, Honorable Mention: “How to Talk to the Dying” by Jessica Mehta

We received an extraordinary number of wonderful submissions for our 2017 Poetry content, and have a number of honorable mentions to name thanks to the diligent work of our poetry staff. We're proud to announce "How to Talk to the Dying" by Jessica Mehta as an honorable mention! How to Talk to the Dying I … Continue reading Poetry Spring 2017, Honorable Mention: “How to Talk to the Dying” by Jessica Mehta