by Kim O’Connell
Art & typography by JS Graustein
Kim O’Connell’s articles, essays, and short fiction have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, National Geographic News, National Parks, Little Patuxent Review, and more.
I belong here, in this city—
this starred place on the map
where the Labrador gets skunked
and the doe skirts the edge of the highway
and the hawk lands on a nest of wires.
Where the airplanes circle like falcons
and the streetlights create the heavens.
Where everything is common and known
except the wildness in my heart.
©2016, Kim O’Connell
by Catherine Moore
Art & typography by JS Graustein
Catherine Moore, M.F.A., is the author of three chapbooks and tweetable @CatPoetic.
yellow mellowed Post-it note
behind doctor cards,
school dates, ads,
scribbled years ago:
“love is a decision”
© 2016, Catherine Moore
by Thom Young
Art & design by Kristine Slentz
Thom Young is a writer from Texas. His work has been in The Commonline Journal, 3am magazine, Crack the Spine, Word Riot, 48th Street Press, and many other places.
I loved her but
the thoughts come again
and soon everything is gone
and the other side of the city
is always darker
when you’re so far from home.
© 2016, Thom Young
Click through to zoom in on Flickr.
As promised, bonus graphic art by JS & Megan Graustein of Judy Bertelsen’s Honorable Mention poem, Interval.
Many thanks to our Poetry Editor, Rose Auslander for running the contest. Heaps of additional thanks go to our judge, Gian Lombardo.
31 March 2013 Contest Entry Deadline Fast Approaching
One example of our theme. What does “milestone” mean to you?
unFold, our poetry Twitter-zine, is about to post its 1000th tweet. To choose this tweet, we’re holding a poetry contest. The theme is “milestones.” Throughout the month of March, send in your tweet-sized poems that relate to the “milestones” theme. Our poetry editor, Rose Auslander, will select ten shortlist poems which will then be posted on the unFold blog mid-April. The winner will be selected by Matthew Lippman, author of The New Year of Yellow (winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Poetry Prize), American Chew (winner of the 2012 Burnside Review Book Prize), Monkey Bars, and a recipient of the 2010 Jerome J. Shestack Prize (by American Poetry Review). On 30 April 2013, the winning poem will be posted on the unFold Twitter stream, with illustrated versions made into a video on YouTube and printed on promotional postcards. The winning poet will receive 25 copies of the promotional postcard.
There is NO ENTRY FEE. To submit:
- Read at least ten of our published poems at unfoldmag.wordpress.com or twitter.com/unFold_mag to familiarize yourself with our editorial preferences.
- In the body of an email, send up to three “milestones” poems to firstname.lastname@example.org with “1000 tweets” in the subject line.
- Be sure to use your word processor’s word count tool to check your character count. We cannot accept poems over 140 characters (including spaces/line breaks – each line break takes three spaces).
- In your email, be sure to include:
- your name & pen name
- a link to your bio
- your Twitter handle, if applicable
- the title of an unFold poem or name of an unFold poet that you enjoy
Whether or not you enter the contest, we hope you’ll pop by the unFold Twitter stream at the end of April to see our 1000th tweet in all its multi-media glory.