Portland Review

Poetry, prose, and art since 1956.

He’s Worried by Lauren Consuelo Tussing

— Originally from southwestern Idaho, Lauren Consuelo Tussing earned an MFA in creative writing from Louisiana State University. You can find Lauren on Twitter at @LaurenConsuelo.


Perhaps, from my youth, the coal burning at Vernon will give me cancer.  Perhaps not.  Though today, not far from there, I woke to the rain burning the road and also   the chickens in their coop, on this little farm. More honestly, I woke to something   screaming in the woods, from the rain, and saw the road, the… Read more →