Margaret is the author of six award-winning adult and young adult novels including Sources of Light. She received a Fulbright to research and teach at the University of Pécs in Pécs, Hungary, which she wrote about in her forthcoming memoir, and has recently edited Every Father’s Daughter, an anthology of essays by women writing about their fathers with an introduction by Phillip Lopate, due out in Spring 2015. Her novel-in-stories Aftermath Lounge is also due in Spring 2015. Visit her here.
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By Robert McDonald
I touch my wallet in my front pocket, I could do it, purchase // them all, leave the overflowing suitcase on a bus stop bench/ for you, oh stranger, you oh person or persons unknown ...
down a washboard roadside through an old forest, / departing the copse of a quiet village, / we spy a youth dangling protein by the tail,
By Henry Walters
We followed her in, a stray, the fattest & first, the temple cat./ In a niche by the altar she crouches, watches them come: the/ mad parade we’d wanted, this troupe of heretics — the ass,/ alpaca, gyrfalcon — unbroken line of celebrants, creatures ...
By Ksenia Rychtycka
Mother comes to me as I’m making honey cake, / measuring out sugar then whipping eggs. / Never mind that Mother left this earth / eighteen months earlier...
The trolley bus won’t go. / Its reins have fallen / from society's hands.
By Maryann Corbett
I miss things: swooping, diving, passionate voices/ in several African tongues, so far beyond me/ they might as well have beamed from the constellations.