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Poetry: Something in the Air Wants us too Much by Anthony Okpunor

By Anthony Okpunor | September 4, 2020

Anthony Okpunor faithfully leaps into the wellspring of trauma with “Something in the Air Wants us too Much”—a wellspring where the rules of reality break down. Yet, from that trauma, from that disorder, Okpunor has gathered a surreal web of…

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Poetry: Ode to Jogging, A Spotify Playlist & All My Friends Who Can’t Greet the Dawn With Ease by J.B. Stone

By JB Stone | August 28, 2020

“Lately,” JB Stone writes, joy “can be a chore to maintain.” Stone’s new poem meets us all where we are today, an Ode to the precipice of an unexpected reality and our anxious struggle to jog the new path.  …

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Types of Burns: Architecture by Prince Bush

By Prince Bush | August 26, 2020

Black lives matter. Jacob Blake’s life matters. Types of Burns has been a space for Black voices who have something to say about this moment. The series began with Prince Bush’s poem, “Types of Burns.” With gratitude, we finish the summer…

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Poetry: Faith is Tonal by Maya Mahmud

By Maya Mahmud | August 21, 2020

Maya Mahmud’s “Faith is Tonal” is an epic miniaturized: a mystical performance of music in language, in our bodies, in the flights of birds shining like facets of one great gem. Loosen your grip and fall into the spinning sound—let…

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Types of Burns: Love Letter on the Eve of Revolution by Jasmine Smith

By Jasmine Smith | August 19, 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: 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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