Community No. 47

LINDAANN LOSCHIAVO

Native New Yorker LindaAnn LoSchiavo, who is completing her 2nd documentary film on Texas Guinan, enjoys writing fiction, poems, plays, and essays set in the Big Apple.

Title: Spring Blooms in Brooklyn
First Line(s):

Wind-skinned March, dragon-clawed, maintains its rein
With spiteful shifts of bitter blasts like slaps,
Pretending winter’s staying to raid joints,

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Genre: Poetry
Publication Date: March 2019
Journal: The Flatbush Review

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Title: Two Poems: Footprints In the Snow
First Line(s):

It’s the same dream. It wakes me up each time.
Could it be some ghost family returned?

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Genre: Poetry
Publication Date: Spring 2019
Journal: Panoply, a literary zine

 


DIMITRI REYES

Dimitri Reyes is a Puerto-Vegan educator, writer, artist, and community organizer from Newark, New Jersey. He is the recipient of the SLICE Magazine’s 2017 Bridging the Gap Award for Emerging Poets and a finalist for the Arcturus Poetry Prize by the Chicago Review of Books. Dimitri is a candidate in the Rutgers-Newark MFA program and his poetry is published or forthcoming in EntropyHawai’i ReviewAcentos ReviewAnomalyKweli, and others. He is also expanding the poetry community through his YouTube channel.

Title: Kyrie 4’s™

First Line(s):

I couldn’t tell what it was
at first

my sister and I thought
turtle-myth

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Genre: Poetry
Publication Date: April 2019
Journal: Poemquest

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Title: Papi Pichón
First Line(s):

papi pichón flies out of my library book and no one
hears him because he chirps at spanish-to-english

dictionary speed. all dismiss papi’s beautiful
wings    a sabre, a grindstone attached to his gold

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Genre: Poetry
Publication Date: March 13, 2018
Journal: Verity LA

 


ALEX WELLS SHAPIRO

Alex Wells Shapiro is a poet and artist from New York, living in Chicago. He received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. A former athlete, much of Alex’s work physicalizes interpersonal and environmental relationships. He has recently published or forthcoming work in Storm Cellar, unstamatic, Genre: Urban Arts, and Digging Through the Fat. More of his work may be found at www.alexwellsshapiro.com.

Title: Disintegration
First Line(s):

When time instructs the tide
to swell, and foam blurs

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Genre: Poetry
Publication Date: Feb 2019
Journal: unstamatic

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Title: Atmosphere
First Line(s):

Atmosphere pops temples like balloons, using
just pressure.

These seas of air outlining the seen
are as reactionary as any
body,

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Genre: Poetry
Publication Date: September 12, 2019
Journal: Tiny Seed Literary Journal

 

 

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