In this week’s community, we feature works by Abigail Carl-Klassen and Henry Goldkamp.
Abigail Carl-Klassen’s work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Cimarron Review, Willow Springs, Guernica, Aster(ix) and Kweli, among others. She was shortlisted for the Society for Humanistic Anthropology’s 2016 Ethnographic Poetry Prize and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets 2015. She is a staff writer for Poets Reading the News and her chapbook Shelter Management will be released in 2017 with dancing girl press. She earned an MFA from the University of Texas-El Paso’s Bilingual Creative Writing Program and taught at El Paso Community College and the University of Texas-El Paso. https://abigailcarlklassen.wordpress.com
Title: Doble Sentido: Tips for Travelling While Central American
Which name do you want? I travel with a Mexican name, but I can give you my Guatemalan name if you want.
Publication Date: October 2017
Journal: Hinchas de Poesía – http://www.hinchasdepoesia.com/wp/submit/
Title: I’ve Been Deported Ten Times: A Honduran Seeks Refugee Status in Mexico
60 pesos for my immigration picture. There is a woman who does it for 50, but sometimes she cuts off too much and immigration won’t take it. Then you have to pay and take it again.
Publication Date: April 21, 2017
Journal: Catapult – https://catapult.submittable.com/submit
HENRY GOLDKAMP has lived along the Mississippi River his entire life. Recent work appears in CutBank, SLANT, Blood Orange Review, Swamp Ape Review, Pretty Owl, Permafrost, and others. His work has been nominated twice for 2017’s Best of the Net. His public art projects have been covered by Time and NPR. Instagram.com/thisbadbeach
Title: Denim Fig Leaf (Innocent Version)
The apple’s crunch is a work-song now on Spotify.
We follow the artist; we dance to a rave, a rager.
The spirit’s only uniform is some bit of sticky flesh.
Publication Date: January 2018
Journal: glitterMOB – http://www.glittermobmag.com/submit.html
Title: American DIY (Innocent Version)
As an alternative method of distressing your denim, boil them in extravagance, cayenne, and heaps of bay leaf for about twenty minutes.
Publication Date: March 2018
Journal: CRAG – http://www.crag.dog/submit/
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