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Michael Robins

Michael Robins Michael Robins is the author of five collections of poetry, including The Bright Invisible (2022) and People You May Know (2020), both from Satunalia Books. His recent work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Bear Review, Braving the Body (Harbor Editions, 2024), Cimarron Review, Heavy Feather Review, Southern Indiana Review, Sprung Formal, and Trampoline. Born in Portland, Oregon,…

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Gwenyth Wheat

Gwenyth Wheat Gwenyth Wheat is a MFA/MA candidate at McNeese State University. She is the Assistant Poetry Editor for the McNeese Review and a writing tutor for MSU. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Great…

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Karris Rae

Karris Rae Karris Rae is a fiction MFA/MA candidate at McNeese State University. She is also a reader for The McNeese Review and an assistant editor for Boudin. Her chapbook, We Obedient Children, won the 2024 Etchings Press Chapbook Contest in prose, publication pending. Her short work has appeared in…

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Tonight

Tonight John Brantingham __________ It’s 2ambefore I noticethe snow in the streetlight coming downin fat wet flakes.It’s an inch thick on the road, and no one’sdriven this way yet.Sirens are whining and so far from methat they’re soft as birdsong.The blue light of my neighbor’s televisionis playingoff his curtains. I…

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A Typical day in the life of love

A Typical Day in the Life of Love JC Reilly __________ Love crawls from a holelike a mouse in the pantry;beware its droppings. Love seeks its shadow behind its back but can’t turn fast enough to see. Love hangs its sheet ona line in the morning sun.It snaps with the…

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Sixteen Rounds of Chemo

Sixteen Rounds of Chemo Sara Pirkle __________ After a nurse pluckedthe IV from my portlike a wasp stingerand the rubber-tire tasteof Taxol faded— After the victorypicture was snappedand posted onlinefor hundreds ofstrangers to like— After fake smilingwhile a chorusof nurses serenadedas I dutifully rangthe treatment bell— I sank into the…

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Sagittarius A*

Sagittarius A* Rohan Buettel __________ There is a hole in the heart of my galaxy;supermassive and black; no light emitsin any event from below the horizon.It sits in the snowy wastes of the Milky Way,dense with star clusters and interstellar nebulae.The absence keeps growing —no matter how much falls in,…

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Mayank Manchanda

Mayank Manchanda Mayank Manchanda is a writer based in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and is an MFA/MA candidate at McNeese State University. He originally hails from India and his work has appeared in ‘The Medley’ and ‘Riding the Summer Train’: a poetry anthology by Delhi Poetry Slam publications. More of him…

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is it too tender to kiss by Hannah Rousselot

Hannah Rousselot (she/her) is a queer French-American poet, writer, and educator. Her work revolves around her experiences with mental illness, love, loss, and her connection to the world. Her poetry has appeared in many publications, including Parentheses Magazine, The McNeese Review, The Blue Nib, and The Broadkill Review. Her first…

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Three Microfictions by Tyler Barton

Three Microfictions by Tyler Barton to patch Fletch and Gil and Sal and Del are stuck on the side of the highway in Kansas, waiting for Triple-A to come and fix the broken tire of their sprinter van. The hole in the tire is shaped like the hole in the center…

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