Community No. 27

In this week’s community, we feature works by Danielle Mitchell and Jim Ross.


Danielle Mitchell is the author of Makes the Daughter-in-Law Cry (Tebot Bach 2017), selected by Gail Wronsky for the Clockwise Chapbook Prize. Her poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Eleven Eleven, Harpur Palate, Animal, Four Way Review, Nailed, and others. She is a member of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the founding director of The Poetry Lab in Long Beach, California.
Author’s Website:

Title: Google Ghazal
First Line(s):

Results: Danielle Mitchell is an actress known for
Cold Squad & Genie in the House known for


Genre: Poetry
Publication Date: August 12, 2018
Journal: Vinyl – 

Title: Interview with Girlhood Fears
First Line(s):

Railroad tracks. Boys & spit. Teacher saying come to the board.
These are the things you fear, girl. Mouth spinning like a top.


Genre: Poetry
Publication Date: Spring 2018
Journal: Baltimore Review –


Jim Ross resumed creative pursuits in 2015 after retiring from a 40-year-career in public health research. He’s since published 60 pieces of nonfiction, several poems, and 180 photos in 70 journals in North America, Europe, and Asia. His publications include Bombay Gin, Columbia Journal, Gravel, Ilanot Review, Lunch Ticket, MAKE, and The Atlantic. He and his wife–parents to two health professionals and grandparents of four toddlers–split their time between Maryland and West Virginia.

Title: Heart in My Hands
First Line(s): 

“Wake up! Michael’s stopped breathing. We gotta go.”


Genre: Nonfiction
Publication Date: February 22, 2018
Journal: The Wild Word –


Title: Getting Dangerous
First Line(s):

This is a story about a t-shirt and a kid and how that t-shirt and kid got older together and how the t-shirt turned dangerous.


Genre: Nonfiction
Publication Date: March 9, 2018
Journal: Entropy –


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