Community No. 49

JAMAL ANTHONIE MICHEL

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

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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

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

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Title: 13
First Line(s):

Thirteen is a teen

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

 


PAVLE RADONIC

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

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

 

 

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