Matthew Pitt grew up in St. Louis, lived in NYC, LA, the Mississippi Coast, and other various ports of entry, and is now Associate Professor of English at TCU, in Ft. Worth. He is author of two fiction collections: These Are Our Demands (Engine Books), a Midwest Book Award winner, and Attention Please Now (Autumn House Prize Winner). Individual stories…

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John Dorsey lived for several years in Toledo, Ohio. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Teaching the Dead to Sing: The Outlaw’s Prayer (Rose of Sharon Press, 2006), Sodomy is a City in New Jersey (American Mettle Books, 2010), Tombstone Factory, (Epic Rites Press, 2013), Appalachian Frankenstein (GTK Press, 2015) Being…

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Dan Collins is an artist and poet grateful for the creative community of Dallas, Texas where he also works in the printing industry. His poetry has been published in Blue Mesa Review, Naugatuck River Review, The Boiler, Entropy, [Out of Nothing], Redivider, The New Guard volume VII, Thimble Lit Mag, White Rock Zine Machine, The…

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Nadia Arioli (nee Wolnisty) is the founder and editor in chief of Thimble Literary Magazine. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Spry, SWWIM, Apogee, Penn Review, McNeese Review, Kissing Dynamite, Bateau, SOFTBLOW, and others. They have chapbooks from Cringe-Worthy Poetry Collective, Dancing Girl Press, and a full-length from Spartan. On “Unicorns Came Down…

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Reverie Koniecki is an African American writer and educator living in Dallas, Texas. She is working towards her MFA in Poetry at New England College. Her poems and prose have appeared in Entropy, Thimble Magazine, and Off the Margins. Moses Christmas morningshe takes the promised children to FAO Schwarz and ushersthem through twin nutcrackers Walking…

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Emerge shining, misshapen.No more can they confine you. Rise and stretchthe figure once buried, obscure, stinking under history. Escapethe shadow of decency that bound you, open the huge mouth we muted in payment for terror. These details have faded; the young abandon old scrolls, a forgotten fieldof study. In this present, you glory in gray…

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thoughts emerge aloud, unintended, launching like a hunting dog set free, with field bound abandon, formerly muted details escape, mystify other patrons in this grocery store check-out line  what item can I buy to reveal the difference between how i see myselfand how others figure me? i look for obscure totems, seek what light or…

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The crush bound admired the scoring organ. Shift would render details of carve fettle, but stretch could mystify muted escape. As shadow present might confine terror obscure, sustaining gorge field could emerge and abandon figure brook. Aloud, softly, “Source … Reveal…” pierced the shining. Sherry Lou Mills is an award-winning writer and retired filmmaker who…

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[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.3.1″] About Drema and The Writer’s Garret [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_text admin_label=”About Drema” _builder_version=”3.3.1″] The Writer’s Garret mourns the passing of a writer dear to the heart of our community: Drema Hall Berkheimer. A beloved long-time member of our Community and Membership Program (CAMP) and our Stone Soup Peer Critique Groups, Drema arrived at…

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