The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: “There Should Be Flowers” by Joshua Jennifer Espinoza



This selection comes from the poetry collection There Should Be Flowers, available from Civil Coping Mechanisms. Order your copy here.

Joshua Jennifer Espinoza is a trans woman poet living in California. She has been featured in The Offing, PEN America, The Feminist Wire, and elsewhere; in addition, she was awarded a Pushcart Prize for her poem I DREAM OF HORSES EATING COPS. She is the author of two poetry collections—i’m alive / it hurts / i love it (released by boost house in 2014), and THERE SHOULD BE FLOWERS (released by Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2016).

Fox Frazier-Foley is author of two prize-winning poetry collections, Exodus in X Minor (Sundress Publications, 2014) and The Hydromantic Histories (Bright Hill Press, 2015), and editor of two anthologies, Political Punch (Sundress Publications, 2016) and Among Margins (Ricochet Editions, 2016). Her newest collection of poems, Like Ash in the Air After Something Has Burned, is forthcoming from Hyacinth Girl Press in early 2017. Fox is founding EIC of the indie-lit press Agape Editions, which is an imprint of Sundress Publications (a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization) dedicated to publishing literary works that engage with concepts of the mystical, ecstatic, interfaith/intercultural, and the Numinous. Fox was graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Binghamton University, was honored with merit-based fellowships at Columbia University, where she earned an MFA, and was a Provost’s Fellow at the University of Southern California, where she was a founding member of the small press Ricochet Editions and earned a PhD in Literature & Creative Writing.


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