Watch Face

1. Dowsing the rain crow,I walked late of old habit. Black strap molassesnight strolls—sweetwith a bite of bonemarrow at the center. I was chasing upmountain,out hunting the margins— Scarce Creekabsconding downthe north face of Siwhere I once sniffeda sorrel colt’s birth drop. The turquoise watchI walked in wearingswapped with garishplastic bangles signalingrisk of fall and...
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Laura Da’

Laura Da’ is a poet and teacher. A lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Da’ studied creative writing at the University of Washington and The Institute of American Indian Arts. Da’ is Eastern Shawnee. She is the author of Tributaries, winner of the American Book Award, and Instruments of the True Measure, winner of the Washington State Book Award. Da’ lives near Seattle with her husband and son and is a writer-in-residence at Richard Hugo House.

Hailey Renee Brown

Hailey Renee Brown is a freelance illustrator born and raised in Mid Michigan. With a bachelor’s in Zoology, she spent years formerly working as a field biologist. Moving across the country to the east coast, she also moved from science to art and graduated from The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. Hailey works as a freelance colorist and illustrator for a wide assortment of clientele, including comic anthologies, fantasy authors, and Dynamite Entertainment.

First Featured In: No. 17, winter 2020

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