This selection comes from Hannah Dow’s book ROSARIUM, available from Acre Books. Purchase your copy here! Our curator for this selection is Hali Sofala-Jones.
Hannah Dow is the author of ROSARIUM (Acre Books, 2018). Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Southern Review, Pleiades, The Rumpus, and The Cincinnati Review, among others. She is the editor-in-chief of Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and she currently resides in Southern California. Hannah‘s Twitter handle is @HDpleasedefine.
Hali Sofala-Jones is a Samoan-American writer. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Her poetry appears in Nimrod International Journal, The Bitter Oleander, CALYX, and elsewhere. She lives and teaches in Milledgeville, Georgia.
This selection comes from Julie Marie Wade’s book Same-Sexy Marriage, available from A Midsummer Night’s Press. Purchase your copy here! Our curator for January is Rax King.
Julie Marie Wade (Seattle, 1979) completed a Master of Arts in English at Western Washington University in 2003, a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry at the University of Pittsburgh in 2006, and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities at the University of Louisville in 2012. She is the author of Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Colgate University Press, 2010; Bywater Books, 2014), winner of the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Memoir; Without: Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2010), selected for the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Series; Small Fires: Essays (Sarabande Books, 2011), selected for the Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature; Postage Due: Poems & Prose Poems (White Pine Press, 2013), winner of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series; Tremolo: An Essay (Bloom Books, 2013), winner of the Bloom Nonfiction Chapbook Prize; When I Was Straight: Poems (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014); Catechism: A Love Story (Noctuary Press, 2016), and SIX: Poems (Red Hen Press, 2016), winner of the AROHO/To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize selected by C.D. Wright. Wade is a member of the creative writing faculty at Florida International University in Miami and a regular book review for Lambda Literary Review and The Rumpus. She is married to Angie Griffin and lives on Hollywood Beach.
Rax King is a dog-loving, hedgehog-mothering, beer-swilling, gay and disabled sumbitch who occasionally writes poetry and works as assistant editor for Sundress Publications. She is the author of the collection ‘The People’s Elbow: Thirty Recitatives on Rape and Wrestling’ (Ursus Americanus, 2018). Her work can also be found in Barrelhouse, Glass Poetry, and Dream Pop.