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Luther Hughes’ You Smell Like Outside: Hair Part 2

“You Smell Like Outside” is Luther Hughes’ wonderful column for Frontier where he seeks to answer the question every month: can poetry help us with our real, day-to-day life? For March, Lue is thinking about hair, and he’s got a…

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One Month Left to Submit to the 2019 Chapbook Contest

We are very excited to announce that our 2019 Frontier Digital Chapbook Contest is open for only one more month! Get in here! Jericho Brown is guest judging this year and will select the winning collection. The prize will be…

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Poetry: 3 Poems by Carlina Duan

These three poems by Carlina Duan, demanding to be published together, intimately reveal family: “Portrait with Bok Choy in Pan” animates the kitchen, the cook’s tender art; “The Older Sister” aches with sibling affection; while “On Mackinac Island, I Cast…

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How Often I Have Chosen Love

read and download our 2018 Chapbook Contest winner

// by Xiao Yue Shan //


the extreme limit of understanding or achievement in a particular area

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brink, boundary, borderland

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a line between different or opposed things

// frontier poetry //

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