This selection comes from Noel Pabillo Mariano’s poetry collection Dispatches From the Mushroom Kingdom, available from Hyacinth Girl Press. Purchase your copy here! Our curator for this selection is Letitia Trent.
Noel Pabillo Mariano has poems published in Connotation Press, Redactions, Silverado Quarterly Review, & elsewhere. Their work has been anthologized in Kuwento for Lost Things (Carayan Press) and Here is a Pen (Achiote Press). An avid gamer, storyteller, teacher, and community arts activist, they worked as the assistant producer for The Moth: storySLAM in Milwaukee before their current position as the assistant director of LGBTQA+ Services at West Chester University.
Letitia Trent’s latest work includes the poetry collection Match Cut from Sundress Publications and the upcoming microchap the ghost comes with me, out summer of 2019 from Ghost City Press. Her work has appeared in Waxwing, Jellyfish, Thrush, and 32 Poems, among others. Trent works in the mental health field in a magical Ozark mountain town with her husband, son, and three black cats.