Editor Ken Harmon Speaks with Poet Nancy Lynée Woo About Owning the Title "Poet"
Nancy Lynée Woo spends her free time hitching a ride to the other side of maybe. She is an MFA candidate at Antioch University, the recipient of fellowships from PEN America, Arts Council for Long Beach, and Idyllwild Writers Week, and the author of two chapbooks. Find her cavorting around Long Beach, California, and online at nancylyneewoo.com.
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We are looking for poems that perform Olympian feats with language that leave a reader in wonder while still referring back to the basic things that make us human. We want powerful imagery and enjoy the juxtaposition of images in interesting and unexpected ways.
We want poems, stories, and creative nonfiction that make the reader think and feel, work that humbles us with its joy, humor, embarrassment, anger, hope, grief, or all of the above. We gravitate toward exquisitely crafted writing that has something important to teach us--something that readers really need to know, but might not have understood this was a need until the last word of the work.
This issue features fiction by June Caldwell, Seth Clabough, B. Bell-Gurwitz, David Obuchowski, Kayla Kavanaugh, & Sophie Nau among others; poetry by Joanna Acevedo, Despy Boutris, Claire Jussel, Yvonne Nguyen, Kirstin Allio, Tesa Floes, Nancy Woo, Kyle Ferguson, & Asia Calcagno among others; Visual Art by Jamea Richmond-Edwards; interviews with Kirstin Allio & Jamea Richmond-Edwards
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