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Poetry: How to Play Dead (Again) by Brittny Ray Crowell

By Brittny Ray Crowell | August 14, 2020

A poem for your body, Brittny Ray Crowell’s “How to Play Dead (Again)” invites you to perform power over the power of death itself (employed as it is by the racial caste system to kill in infinite ways and leave…

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Poetry: Swallow by Lynn Wang

By Lynn Wang | August 7, 2020

Lynn Wang’s new poem menaces your faith, your homebound security—”Swallow” is a tight work of sincere doubt, angling in its accusations and tight little lines for some fair and true sense of “inviolability.”   SWALLOW It is not the prey…

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Poetry: Twenty One by Jazelle Jajeh

By Jazelle Jajeh | July 31, 2020

“Twenty One” by Jazelle Jajeh is a rich, associative exploration of self—of mirrors reaching into the “corridor of me.” The prose poem form holds so well the desire, the obsession, as each rubber-banding leap of conscious loops across the right…

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Types of Burns: Antigone in the Bluegrass by Marissa Davis

By Marissa Davis | July 29, 2020

Black Lives Matter. We must all do what we can, one individual choice at a time, to dismantle white supremacy—in our selves, our relationships, our communities, and our institutions. Frontier stands in unrelenting support of the protestors demanding change—we send…

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Poetry: The Fungus, the Fruit, and the Apex Predator by Audra Puchalski

By Audra Puchalski | July 24, 2020

Audra Puchalski’s new poem aims direct at an ultimate concern: who is coming to save us? For “The Fungus, the Fruit, and the Apex Predator,” the answer is not what you expect—more toothy than merciful.   The Fungus, the Fruit,…

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Types of Burns: RuPaul is Fracking by Kyle Carrero Lopez

By Kyle Carrero Lopez | July 22, 2020

Black Lives Matter. We must all do what we can, one individual choice at a time, to dismantle white supremacy—in our selves, our relationships, our communities, and our institutions. Frontier stands in unrelenting support of the protestors demanding change—we send…

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Poetry: Arrangement in Red and Gold, Number One by David Mohan

By David Mohan | July 17, 2020

David Mohan’s “Arrangement in Red and Gold” explores the art of remembering, of what remains in elegy for the parent “horizontal” and now gone. “lush by light,” the speaker declares—or at least, hopes—in reflection. Arrangement in Red and Gold, Number…

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Types of Burns: an open letter to our white friends and supposed allies by MEH

By MEH | July 15, 2020

Black Lives Matter. We must all do what we can, one individual choice at a time, to dismantle white supremacy—in our selves, our relationships, our communities, and our institutions. Frontier stands in unrelenting support of the protestors demanding change—we send…

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Poetry: Two Poems by Kristen Holt-Browning

By Kristen Holt-Browning | July 10, 2020

Through tonally complex and innovative language, deftness of line, and vivid, intimate imagery, Kisten Holt-Browning’s two poems push the reader into a liminal space between the familiar and the unknown: “Shifted… toward mysteries”—an essential work of poetry which aims to…

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Types of Burns: Echoes (or, Omissions of the Truth) by henry 7. reneau, jr

By henry 7. reneau, jr. | July 8, 2020

Black Lives Matter. We must all do what we can, one individual choice at a time, to dismantle white supremacy—in our selves, our relationships, our communities, and our institutions. Frontier stands in unrelenting support of the protestors demanding change—we send…

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