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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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Poetry: One hundred little deaths by Rachel Mann Smith

By Rachel Mann Smith | July 3, 2020

Rachel Mann Smith wants to see, wants us to see, the women whose value is so often treated as a joke: “the joke is us dying / in art like we do in life.” In tight, energetic couplets, the poem…

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Poetry: Cherry Blossoms by Daniel Duffy

By Daniel Duffy | June 26, 2020

Daniel Duffy’s “Cherry Blossoms” reveals the power of a single scene: how one moment, shared between two individuals, can carry so much the weight of love, despair, disgust, and the way we so often hide the most normal means of…

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Poetry: Daughters by Alexis Sears

By Alexis Sears | June 19, 2020

“Daughters” seeks to ask of happiness its place, its time, its purpose—Alexis Sears rides her poem through a cascade of softly touching subjects with the ease of a long downhill road, coming to rest in an a field of evergreen.…

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Poetry: Bad Aesthetic by Max Lasky

By Max Lasky | May 29, 2020

Max Lasky’s new poem, “Bad Aesthetic,”  lands like granite, like stone. “for the fifteen minutes you were dead,” the poem explains—it’s all burning, the funeral is near, but still the fireflies go.   Bad Aesthetic Helpless on the carpet, harmed…

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2019 Antioch Fellowship, 1st Place Winner: Haematology #1 by Momtaza Mehri

By Momtaza Mehri | May 27, 2020

So excited, we can barely hold it! Here it is: Momtaza Mehri’s wonderful, supremely evocative poem that convinced us she deserved the fellowship prize and an all expenses paid trip to AULA’s MFA residency in Los Angeles this winter.  …

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