"The long road from Illinois, four kids in a station wagon headed to / California. The way the pioneer wagons left tracks in the dirt, the way / the ruts are still visible a hundred years later — my uncle tells us all / of this and I believe nothing he says. A European Jesus observes me / from the ceiling, white as milk and a very good capitalist. Deal with it, / I tell White Jesus. This is your fault anyway." Collage inspired by Cait Powell's "Church of the Good Shephard" in our Summer 2018 issue. Link in Bio.
"...and the girl was eleven i think / when she disappeared / and this was fifteen years ago / my girlfriend was pregnant and the road went nowhere" Collage inspired by John Sweet's "the bleeding horse at the edge of the forest" in our Summer 2018 issue. Link in bio.
"My mother’s green shovel / struck dead a wren in the snow. / We do not know what it wanted / down here. She and I had no time / for the fantasies of tiny things." Collage inspired by Hannah Cohen's "During the Winter in Which My Father Leaves" in our Summer 2018 issue.
Ooiiiee the Summer 2018 issue of Pretty Owl Poetry is here and it's a real beaut. With work by: Katie Manning, Amy Lawless, Kasandra Larsen, Hannah Cohen, john sweet, Cait Powell, Susan Carlson, Ava Anne C. Cipri, louis gallo, Peter J. Stavros, and Audra Coleman. Plus, an interview with cover artist Jessica Earhart! Link in bio.
"A stranger on an escalator kissed me / bending down because she stood / on the step above. Strange as she was / to me, the feeling is always the same..." Read more of Cameron Morse's work in our Spring 2018 issue.
"...The mimosa glasses just kept / filling. Not too sweet. Re- / freshing. A just-right balance / of champagne to juice. / This is actual, real Champagne, / isn’t it, I ask. Mmmhmm, / you nod while taking / dainty bites off / a dripping pineapple ring." Read more of Sarah A. Chavez's work in our Spring 2018 issue.
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