Three Poems

If you asked, Io would say that first winter, with its crows,lumped clouds, sifting snow, frantic finches, and its jaywho screamed thief, thief as the glazed saplings fellalong the buckled asphalt, seemed never ending. In that far, far country, the sky stretched to the color of wet steel,water pooled in cows’ tracks, and footstepsechoed across…

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Judy Jordan

Judy has published two books of poetry with LSU press: Sixty Cent Coffee and a Quarter to Dance and Carolina Ghost Woods which won the 1999 Walt Whitman Award and the 2000 National Book Critics Circle Award. Her third book, Hunger, is forthcoming from Tinderbox Editions in 2017. She recently completed a fourth book of poetry, Children of Salt. Jordan built her own environmentally friendly earthbag house and lives off-grid surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest and teaches creative writing at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Arthur Asa

Arthur Asa was born in Monterrey, Mexico. He studied graphic design and industrial design but decided to leave everything behind and become a construction worker. During this time he discovered all he ever wanted to do was draw and tell stories. He is now an illustrator by afternoon and a comic artist by night—sometimes both by night. He has a comic called Where the Heart Is that you can find online.

First Featured In: No. 5, summer 2016

F(r)iction #5

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