The Slowdown w/ Tracy K. Smith 🔊– “There’s no one left to see his hands/lifting from the engine bay…”
NEA Writers' Corner – "He has state-sponsored cell phone minutes/and a camo jacket hung on the sideview to dry."
+ 🔊 via New England Review // Bread Loaf Writers' Conference here.
New England Review – "Mike pins me to the sink, forearm/levered against my throat..."
Sewanee Review – “Most days the same/with minor variations. Flat blue//of the 5am kitchen.”
Narrative – "The details always the same./Salt wind tearing at his jacket./Bootheels dug deep//in the chainlink."
Gulf Coast – "The receptionist holds up/a small paper bag/stapled shut. Whatever/you had worth saving."
Blackbird – "Mornings I'd take back what was mine/and each night more would go missing..."
Adroit 🔊 – "I mean/when I lift Noah, half-asleep,/to my chest and turn//for home."