Medmic: Poetry

3 Poems by Lane Falcon

Lane Falcon’s poems have been published in American Poetry Journal, Rhino, Rust & Moth, Spoon River Poetry Review, and many others. Her manuscript “Deep, Blue Odds” was selected as a finalist for the Black Lawrence Press Hudson Prize and the Lightscatter Press Prize, and semi-finalist for the 2022 Tupelo Press Berkshire Prize and the Inaugural Laura Boss Narrative Poetry Prize. She lives in Alexandria, VA with her two children and dog.


Rosalie Moffett is the author of the poetry collections Making a
Living (Milkweed, 2025), Nervous System (Ecco), which was chosen by
Monica Youn for the National Poetry Series Prize and listed by the New
York Times as a New and Notable book, and June in Eden (OSU Press). She is an assistant professor at the University of Southern Indiana.

Yellow Paint

Zainab Jamshaid is a 1st year medical student at KEMU, Pakistan. She is 19 years old and a photographer, poet and essayist. A bibliophile, she describes herself as “an artist who paints with words.”


Jessica Goodfellow’s poetry books are Whiteout (University of Alaska Press, 2017), Mendeleev’s Mandala, and The Insomniac’s Weather Report. A former writer-in-residence at Denali National Park and Preserve, she’s had poems in The Southern Review, Ploughshares,
Scientific American, Verse Daily, Motionpoems, and Best American
Poetry. Jessica lives and works in Japan.


Poetry Interview by Jane Newkirk: Featuring Poet Cate Lycurgus

Cate Lycurgus’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Poetry, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She has also received scholarships from Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences and 2nd place in Narrative’s Annual Poetry Contest for 2022. Cate lives in San Jose, California, where she interviews for 32 Poems and teaches professional writing.

Ms. Newkirk has worked as a cook, bread baker, stained glass artist, and art gallery owner. Her poems have appeared in Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine, The Night Heron Barks, The Shore, and are forthcoming in Empty House Press and Naugatuck River Review. Her creative nonfiction was a 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee. She is an occupational therapist in Jackson, Mississippi.


Jennifer Blackledge is a Detroit-area poet who works in the automotive industry. She has a B.A. from Michigan State University and an M.F.A. from Brown University. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in JAMA, I-70 Review, Red Cedar Review, and the Impercipient.

Avoiding Rapid Position Changes

Kelly R. Samuels is the author of the full-length collection All the Time in the World (Kelsay Books) and three chapbooks: To Marie Antoinette, from, Words Some of Us Rarely Use and Zeena/Zenobia Speaks. She is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee with work appearing in The Massachusetts Review, Court Green and RHINO. She lives in the Upper Midwest.

Poetry Interview with Stefanie Lee

Stefanie Lee is an ambitious 18-year-old computer science student from Montréal, Canada. Living with a rare neuromuscular disease called Nemaline Myopathy, she is passionate about literature and finds comfort in writing poetry. Overcoming challenges such as multiple surgeries, chronic fatigue, and countless hospital visits, she hopes to share her unique worldview as a young disabled woman who continually seeks the beauty in every difficult situation.