Community No. 49


Jamal Anthonie Michel is an English Literature teacher in Durham. His work has appeared in Lunch Ticket, Apogee Journal, and Linden Avenue Literary Journal, to name a few. His future plans include pursuing an MFA in creative writing for film and television.

Title: Nino’s
First Line(s):

“Just picking up,” I say to the
woman at the counter, smiling.
She’s got flour on her cheeks
and mozzarella under her nails.

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Genre: Poetry
Publication Date: February 12, 2018
Journal: The Missouri Review


Title: Horticulturist
First Line(s):

She leapt into his lap,
tiny knees cutting into
his ribs, into his heart
where he knew she always was
And she said, “Daddy, my hair, daddy”

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Genre: Poetry
Publication Date: June 2017
Journal: Apogee Journal



Alex Andy Phuong earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University—Los Angeles in 2015. He was a former Statement Magazine editor who currently writes about literature, film, and culture. He has written film reviews for MovieBoozer, and is a regular contributor to Mindfray. His writing has appeared in The Bookends Review and The Society of Classical Poets.

Title: Resisting Arrest

First Line(s):

Uniting uniformed unity
You and I defy the sky
Team work and collaboration
Up to personal discretion

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Genre: Poetry
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
Journal: Moonstone Arts Center – Philadelphia Says: Haiku


Title: 13
First Line(s):

Thirteen is a teen

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Genre: Poetry
Publication Date: October 25, 2019
Journal: Spillwords



Australian by birth and Montenegrin origin, Pavle Radonic has lived in Southeast Asia for seven years. His previous work has appeared in a range of literary journals and magazines, most recently Entropy, Map Literary, Ambit, Big Bridge, Linnet’s Wings, Anti-Languorous Project, Citron Review and Orca Journal.

Title: Bread and Circus
First Line(s):

Briefly on Orchard picking up Paul olive & pomidoro, two small croissants with the dahl from Wadi fixing two vegetarian suppers. Up/down the escalators at Takashimaya, omitting Kinokuniya’s coloured piles, piped music and antiseptic. 

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Genre: Prose
Publication Date: August 7, 2019
Journal: San Antonio Review


Title: Game On
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Genre: Fiction
Publication Date: March 25, 2019
Journal: The Paragon Journal



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