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Emily Portillo

EMILY PORTILLO  is a queer poet, mother, and avid over-thinker from the Boston area. She was a poetry finalist in the 2020 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards and the winner of the 2022 Ellen Conroy Kennedy Poetry Contest. Her work has been published in Rattle Magazine and elsewhere. poems

Pack Your Bags

“In no time, he cannot/ see too far into himself, so full he is, so dull” | by Anna Leahy

Anna Leahy

ANNA LEAHY’s latest books are the poetry collections What Happened Was: and Aperture and the nonfiction book Tumor. Her work has appeared at Aeon, Atlanta Review, The Atlantic, Bennington Review, BuzzFeed, Poetry, Scientific American, The Southern Review, and elsewhere, and her essays have won top awards from Mississippi Review, Los Angeles Review, Ninth Letter, and …

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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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“feel the pod-throb/like your own pulse  and the vine bluing in your wrist” | by Jenny Grassl

Dear Survivor

“just a dayflower/dwarf in the blur-vast view/by won-heart ingress of loose strife” | by Jenny Grassl

Jenny Grassl

          JENNY GRASSL’s poems have appeared in The Boston Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Laurel Review, Green Mountains Review, The Massachusetts Review, Lana Turner, Bennington Review, Best American Poetry Blog, and other journals. Her work was published in a National Poetry Month feature of Iowa Review. Her manuscript DEER WOMAN IN THE DINING …

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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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