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Michael Torres

MICHAEL TORRES was born and brought up in Pomona, California where he spent his adolescence as a graffiti artist. His debut collection of poems, An Incomplete List of Names (Beacon Press, 2020) was selected by Raquel Salas Rivera for the National Poetry Series and named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2020. His honors include …

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“In my all-boys school they’re all dumber than me./ I sit in the back and read André Gide” | by Armen Davoudian, co-winner 2021 PI Prize

Woolf’s Hair

“…she’s gone—/ like the hairpin Virginia Woolf stuck into her unruly bun” | by Eva Heisler, co-winner 2021 PI Prize

Frances Cannon

            FRANCES CANNON is the Managing Director of Sundog Poetry, as well as a writer, artist, and instructor, currently teaching creative writing and literature courses at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and art and English courses at the Vermont Commons School. She has previously taught at Champlain College, as …

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John Briscoe

            JOHN BRISCOE is a poet, author and lawyer who has practiced international law in San Francisco for 50 years. Of Yaqui descent, he is a Distinguished Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. His work has been praised by Robert Hass, Dana Gioia, and by reviews such as Foreword, …

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I loved how the green stone shone in the light like water./ I’ll tread to the jail and offer myself | by AKaiser, finalist 2021 PI Prize


              AKAISER, PhD, is a translator and Pushcart Prize-nominated poet of glint, co-winner of the Milk & Cake Press Book Prize. Work from manuscript trace has won the Women’s National Book Association Poetry Prize and placed as finalist in the Rialto Nature & Place Prize, chosen by Shonda Buchanan …

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The War Works Hard

“The war works hard, day and night. / It is a muse for the tyrant’s / long speeches, / it hangs medals around generals, / it blesses poets with themes, / it makes the makers busy—” | by Dunya Mikhail

Alonso Llerena

ALONSO LLERENA  is a Peruvian poet, visual artist, educator, and MFA candidate at the Bard: Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. His current work, which merges interpretations of historical events and personal history, documents and honors the victims of the Internal Armed Conflict that fractured Peru from 1980 through the year 2000. He is …

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