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At the Corner of 6th and Pine by WLS

There, in someone’s front yard I saw a glass bowl, turned over on a hole, with a red-brown brick on top. In that airless chamber, a small swarm of desperate wasps swirled. I did nothing to end this small cruelty. I went on walking, not knowing what my business was. — WLS (Wendy Lee Spacek) earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University Bloomington….

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SOMA: Bloody Mouth by Yunkyo Moon Kim

Bloody Mouth, You immure me. Mouth is holding an ocean of blood. Seething with jealousy, I tuck the tropical fishes and tinfoil seaweeds safely into cheek to taste saltwater without casualty. I am swollen with wisdom, though I am a celibate. I am told that I am. Venus nurtured from foam and molar from a man’s apparatus ascended to dismal immortality — I am sulfuric…

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Northern Atlantic: Poetry and Photos by Romane Bladou

the futility of geography                     the distances that write themselves and                   the drifting belongings if I am not one or the other, maybe I am in the middle citizen of the Northern Atlantic                     of the Celtic seas and             the Arctic waters I found shelter on a slippery rock a word that sounds familiar in this language that I do not understand that is spoken…

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Weather Patterns By Kathryn McMahon

This Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, we will be featuring the winners from last month’s flash contest, held in conjunction with the AWP festival in Portland. Entries were received in paper form during the three days of the book fair, and selected by our editorial team.  My father and I are museuming in Tacoma at the Foss Waterway Seaport. It is one of the few scattered times…

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