Northern Spy,

Measuring Distance

Under the Covers

Down Here

Women are told what to do with their mouths


Anne Livingston

Grand Valley State University

These six poems by Anne Livingston begin with the surprising line “Crack     the geode / with your teeth…” and ends with “You were born to swallow the sky and sing it back out.” What lies in between the cracking and swallowing? “A swollen pink prune,” a sky that collects holes, “spooned milky submission, and force-fed silence.”






Cassandra Zimmerman

Young Harris College

A story depicting a common experience among children that examines the themes of theft, childhood innocence, and inevitable maturation.

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