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Abecedarian for Those Who Believe Birth Control Goes Against Nature (poem & audio)

Grace MacNair is a poet, teacher, and healthcare professional. A 2023 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Poetry, her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Threepenny Review, Poetry Northwest, The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. Grace’s micro-chapbook, Even As They Curse Us, is available from Bull City Press. IG: @ecarg_enna_m. Twitter@GraceMacNair.

bronchitis : haiku

Kimberly Hall (she/her) is a queer and neurodivergent poet based in Southeast Texas, with a master’s degree in behavioral science. Her work has appeared in publications such as Sappho’s Torque, Equinox, and The Ekphrastic Review.

A Sonnet for Autoinflammatory Arthritis

The winner of the 2022 Cider Press Review Book Award for Inheritance with a High Error Rate (January 2024), Jen Karetnick is the author of 10 additional poetry collections. She lives with Ankylosing Spondylitis and other co-morbidities in Miami, where she is the co-founder and managing editor of SWWIM Every Day. See jkaretnick.com.

Two Poems by F.M. Lupinetti

Flavian Mark Lupinetti, a poet, fiction writer, and cardiac surgeon, received his MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. His work has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, december, Redivider, Sheila-Na-Gig, and ZYZZYVA. Mark lives in New Mexico.

Threadbare

Annette Sisson’s poems are published in Valparaiso PR, Birmingham PR, Rust+Moth, Lascaux Review, Cider PR, Glassworks, Aeolian Harp Anthology, and others. Her first book Small Fish in High Branches was published by Glass Lyre (5/22), and she is finishing her second, Winter Sharp with Apples. Her poems have placed in Frontier New Voices, The Fish Anthology, and others; in 2023, two have been nominated for The Pushcart and one for Best of the Net.

February 14

Kim Addonizio is the author of seven poetry collections, two novels, two story collections, and two books on writing poetry. Her poetry has been translated into several languages including Spanish, Arabic, Italian, and Hungarian. Collections have been published in China, Spain, Mexico, Lebanon, and the UK. Addonizio’s awards include two fellowships from the NEA, a Guggenheim, two Pushcart Prizes, and other honors.

Sick Day

Donna Harlan resides in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Her poetry collection Bench by the Pond was published in 2019, and her works have been featured in several publications.

Ohio Night

Patricia Cannon has been a Registered Nurse at UCSF since 2001. Her passions are her faith, photography, and the written word in all its forms.

Artwork by Autumn Foote.

Hallelujah

By Jayesh Sharma I’ve gotten used to the scene I walk into: softened light illuminating a twin sized bed filled to the brim with stuffed