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Kelly Magee and Carol Guess on With Animal

 – WITH ANIMAL is a collaborative book of short stories, written by Kelly Magee and Carol Guess, that imagines the implications of humans who become pregnant with animals. Pregnancy and childbirth are times when surreal and sometimes unexplainable things really…

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Tania Pryputniewicz on November Butterfly

“Pryputniewicz does not flinch from the challenges of the labyrinth—pathways that might lead equally, or randomly, to betrayal or desire.”—Bhanu Kapil, The Vertical Interrogration of Strangers Author Tania Pryputniewicz on November Butterfly – Writing the poems of November Butterfly gave me…

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Kelly Ann Jacobson on Cairo in White

Author’s Note: Kelly Ann Jacobson on Cairo in White What I Know about Birth – In creative writing classes, we are often told, “write what you know.” I amend that in my own writing to “write something inspired by what you…

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Margie Shaheed on Mosaic

Author’s Note: Margie Shaheed on Mosaic – “These are the poems of a storyteller clearly connected to her African ancestry, oral tradition, and the history of Black people in America.” Dr. Mary E. Weems, Ohioana Quarterly, Summer/Fall 2013 Mosaic is…

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Nicelle Davis on Becoming Judas

Author’s Note:  Nicelle Davis on Becoming Judas  – It could be said that Becoming Judas is a book about teeth. Many of the poems incorporate mouth images, and these images are constantly devouring each other.…