Anthology for All Ages Poetry

Summer 2017


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Group 1: Natalie Scenters-Zapico
weightless by Aldric Ulep
ocean//faucet//sink by Alexis Diano Sikorski

Group 2: Melissa Lozada-Oliva
Drowning by Adi Gandhi
The Borrowing of Gul Mudin by Crn Contreras
Christiania by Danya Wang
I’M 10 YEARS OLD AND WEARING MY FIRST PAIR OF SHORT-SHORTS. by Lia Hagen
unravel by Yujane Chen

Group 3: Mahogany Browne
Pearl by Emily Schmidt
The body against the water; or to be full of dead things by Claudia Owusu
I Have Trust Issues with the Weather by Ben Otto Vock

Group 4: Luther Hughes
on the night that westbrook finally won mvp by Tim Melland
I SWEAR, I’M SUGAR by Kelsey May
HOSPITALS ARE WHERE THE HEART IS: A HISTORY by Kelsey May
This is the Church by Aurelia Reynolds
The Body Was Made to be Broken by Luther Hughes
Pistol and a Sheep Skin by Luther Hughes
Who’s to Blame for Sorrow by Luther Hughes
I Stand on the Peak, a Mountain of Bison Skulls by Luther Hughes

Group 5: Julian Randall
Michael Receives Advice from Marceline the Vampire, the Queen of the Dead Beat Daddy Issues, on How to Cope with an Absent Father by Michael Frazier
It Begins, January 20th (after Safia Elhillo) by Levi Todd
A Letter to Culture Appropriators by Dagga Samira Rodriguez
Family Planning by Brittany Rogers
“Flow” by Grace Li
Haiku “a” by Grace Li
On The Inescapability of the Wolf by Julian Randall

Group 6: Fatimah Ashgar
Mezcansancio by Crystal Salas
On Friendship by Jhorna Islam

Group 7: Danez Smith
First Try by Alex Neff
Mother’s Blood by Kelly Grace Thomas
Spilling by Isabel Quintero
juneteenth with cottonwood by Danez Smith

Group 8: Cynthia Dewi Oka
LA LLORONA RETIRES THE HOLLERING FROM HER EARS by Karla Cordero
somewhere no one can find my body by Dynas Johnson
case studies by donia salem harhoor
Legacy by Cynthia Dewi Oka

Group 9: Cynthia Cruz
a poem for saints by Noel Quiñones
I See You Only in Nightmares and All the Stars Are Out by Nadim Choufi
BLACK HOUR by Jarid McCarthy
Walking Past The Baby Pictures Of The Guy I Just Fucked, On The Way Out Of A House That I Will Never Enter Again, All I Can Hope Is That His Mom Isn’t Home And That The Girl That Leaves My House After Fucking My Son Also Stays The Fuck Away From Me by Hannah Schneider
a fickle thing by A.K. Afferez
I used to spend time wondering about her by A.K. Afferez
HOTEL LETTERS by Cynthia Cruz