5 Poems by Todd Osborne

Todd Osbourne’s work has previously appeared or is forthcoming at The Missouri Review, The Collapsar, Hobart, Storm Cellar, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA in poetry from Oklahoma State University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in poetry at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Unburdening

e were outside under the covered walkway because Thomas wanted to smoke and I didn’t want to be alone. I had been with our mother at the hospital for seven days and nights. And all that time I had been alone. “You want one, Dee?” He tilted the pack toward me. I didn’t. He hadn’t…

2 Poems by Jeff Weddle

Jeff Weddle won the Eudora Welty Prize for his first book, Bohemian New Orleans: The Story of the Outsider and Loujon Press (University Press of Mississippi, 2007). His latest book is an award-winning short story collection, When Giraffes Flew (Southern Yellow Pine, 2015). Other books include a poetry collection, Betray the Invisible (OEOCO, 2010), and…

4 Poems by Kailey Tedesco

Kailey Tedesco‘s chapbook, These Ghosts of Mine, Siamese, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press in 2017. She is the co-founding editor-in-chief of Rag Queen Periodical and a performing member of the NYC Poetry Brothel. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. You can find some of her work in Bellevue Literary Review, Prick…

To Exist

I yearn to exist in a space where the stars all but blaze Where “stars” aren’t celebrities their plaster faces plastered on magazine covers lining the shopping aisles But where they bask in the night sky unpolluted And exist radiantly Where the culture ceases to revolve around the newest latest fashion or video And instead…

Peace to You

 by Moriah Claud Full Moon Introduction It seems that quite a lot of my writing lately can be filed under “fits of anger,” but where I would usually drag and drop it to the untitled folder where I keep all of my emotionally reactive ramblings, now is time for me to speak up. We all…