The Future of America has big biceps. He wears tight shirts to show them off. He saves his money to buy steroids to keep them big. This matters. He wants people to stare at his arms. He is a he, when he’s not a she. When he’s a she, she cracks her gum and pads […]
NEIL CARPATHIOS is the author of three poetry collections—Playground of Flesh (MSR Press), At the Axis of Imponderables (winner of the Quercus Review Book Award), and Beyond the Bones (finalist for the 2009 FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize)—as well as several award-winning chapbooks and limited edition works. He is an English professor and Coordinator of Creative Writing at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Issue 5 Spring 2012 ALYSE BENSEL is currently pursuing her MFA in poetry at Penn State. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Cider Press Review, The Summerset Review, and Foothill Poetry, among others. When not engaged in her teaching and studies, she volunteers for a cat rescue and participates in a work-share program at a local CSA farm. […]
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