KEVIN R. FARRELL, JR.
Kevin R. Farrell, Jr. is an artist, poet, and educator who observes the world from the backseat of a runaway car low on gas. His visions are a last-ditch effort at connecting before time runs out.
Title: Is Poetry Not Dead?
There’s a bottomless pit
where aspirations wreck like ships.
Tangled in safety nets,
wrapped up in a symbiotic milieu.
Journal: Visitant Lit
I pulled out a holy water gun
at a neighbors pool party
and pressed it to my temple
demanding to speak to god,
Journal: Yes, Poetry
Jasmine Ledesma is a twenty-year-old writer living in the gush of New York. Her poetry has been published in the Carson Review, Not Very Quiet, Typishly. She was chosen as poet of the week by Poetry Highway and recently interviewed by Cathexis Northwest Press.
Title: Someday, I Wanna Wear a Starry Crown.
I am lying on a gurney in the back of an ambulance on the way to an upstate psychiatric hospital. It stinks like the middle school nurse’s office I walked into once, bleeding across my arms. Like gauze and thermometers. My body has been strapped down because I’m a danger to myself, at least according to the doctors in the emergency room. I am propped up like an animal learning how to act human. Through the back door windows, I can see the sky. Blue as ash.
Publication Date: August 29, 2019
Journal: For Women Who Roar
Title: Amused, Ambushed
I shed myself twice a year.
I’m as big as I want to be.
Publication Date: October 25, 2019
Journal: Into The Void
Gabriel Mundo has been published in various online and print journals. He was raised in Illinois and is currently a student at Carroll University in Wisconsin. In 2019, he served as Poetry Editor for Portage Magazine. You can follow him on Instagram where he posts more poetry @gabrielmundo.
Title: (see: me)
I once heard a man (see: white)
say that when a beaner is born
Lady Liberty locks the door.
He was laughing until he saw me.
Publication Date: August 30, 2019
Journal: Tint Journal
Title: The Book Smuggler’s Den
we stole the fruit
from our neighbor’s
lemon tree and wished
they were oranges
Publication Date: November 27, 2019
Journal: The Book Smuggler’s Den
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