Poetry: For My Mother by Erin Mansur-Smith

Erin Mansur-Smith received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from Ohio University after working for the National Domestic Violence hotline and a literacy program with AmeriCorps. She started losing her hearing as a child and is now profoundly, and proudly, deaf.

Illustration by Yolanda Oreiro Lago aka Mitucami Mituca

Poem: The Itch by Kiyomi Dong

Kiyomi Dong is a Brooklyn-based poet and writer hailing from Oahu, Hawaii. Her poetry has appeared in Hanging Loose Magazine #98 and #105.

This is a story, Photo by Kate Edwards

A Poem About a Day, Musings on Perception

Does my experience of a thing have distinct characteristics, does it tap an essence universally understood? The taste of red wine, that is a typical example of qualia. What is the taste of red wine?

Maya by Elena Mudd

Poem: Harlem 2012
by Sara Fetherolf

Sara Fetherolfʼs work has been published in numerous journals and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Hunter College …

New Moon Over Wing Mountain

Poem: new moon over wing mountain

Poet, performer, and teacher Megan Buchanan lives in southern Vermont with her two children, where she teaches high school humanities to teen mothers.

Poem Alisha by Karla Lamb, Illustration by Shoshanna Weinberger

Poem: Alisha by Karla Lamb

Karla Lamb earned a B.A. in Creative Writing from GVSU, where she served as a poetry copy-editor for Fishladder and a contributor for INwriting newsletter. Her poetry has appeared in Pittsburgh City Paper, Neon Lung and two issues of Runaway Hotel. Her poem “Dear Father” was recently anthologized in Voices from the Attic Volume XIX. She is currently enrolled in Carlow University’s Creative Writing MFA program. She curates DOUBLE MIR OR Exhibit, while attending workshops, readings and collaborating with other artists and writers in Pittsburgh.

My Next Heart, poem by Janet McNally

Poem: My Next Heart by Janet McNally

Janet McNally’s poetry collection Some Girls won the 2014 White Pine Press Poetry Prize. Her young adult novel Girls in the Moon, about sisters, mothers, daughters and an iconic 90s rock band, is forthcoming from HarperCollins.