Morgan Thomas · University of Florida
With practice, two people can sleep in a single bed without touching. New-car-scented candles only cost two dollars a pop if you buy in bulk from the manufacturer.
Samuel Diener · University of California, Berkeley
That car hasn’t moved since the day he left.
Mary Alice Stewart · Bennington College
Once the ground. Once the ground, I opened. O Sillies, once the ground & its metal beast of quick light.
Carolyn Decker · Wheaton College
New love came early this year a skunk cabbage in the snow
Caroline Klidonas · Elon University
My sister is small, painting her arms with washable tattoos when she tells me a fish’s body is slick to the touch, that some eat parasites, dead skin
Jessica Fuquay · Rice University · Poetry Prize Winner
All our children learn. The uprooted will sing of the root’s tearing.
Varun Nayar · Grinnell College
Now of course, it is the fractured, roadside music you remember most.
Michaela Cowgill · American University
A boy falls into the Northwood lake.
Liz Purvis · Elon University
My father taught me how to level a pool cue across the bridge of my hand
Ian Burnette · Adroit Journal
We used to play pirates in an empty field