Volume Eleven

released July 2018 | poems by Ellen Boyette, Imani Elizabeth Jackson, Keith Jones, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Jessica Lawson, and Teresa K. Miller

ELLEN BOYETTE is an MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she is a Teaching-Writing Fellow and an editorial assistant for The Iowa Review. Her work appears at LEVELER, poets.org, Tagvverk, and The Iowa Review blog.

IMANI ELIZABETH JACKSON is a writer, arts worker, and friend. She is from and based in Chicago.

KEITH JONES is the author of the chapbooks shorn ellipses (Morning House, forthcoming), the lucid upward ladder (Verse 2016), Fugue Meadow (Ricochet Editions 2015), and Surface to Air, Residuals of Basquiat (Pressed Wafer 2012). My manuscript echo’s errand was a finalist for the 2016 Numinous Orisons, Luminous Origins Literary Award (Agape Editions) and the 1913 Prize for 1st Books (1913 Press). My chapbook the lucid upward ladder was a finalist for the 2015 Tomaž Šalamun Prize (Verse Magazine). Recent poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Flag + Void, Let The Bucket Down, No Infinite, Positive Magnets, The Winter Anthology, and Verse. Recent prose has appeared in Consequence Magazine and Stylus, the blog of the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University. I live in Jamaica Plain and teach at the University of Massachusetts, Boston in the American Studies and Africana Studies Departments. 

JOAN NAVIYUK KANE is Inupiaq with family from King Island (Ugiuvak) and Mary’s Igloo, Alaska. She was raised in and attended public school in Anchorage, Alaska, where she currently raises her sons as a single mother. A 2018 Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry, she has authored five collections of poems and one book of prose, A Few Lines in the Manifest, now available from Albion Books. Her next poetry collection, Sublingual, will be available for pre-order in July. Please drop in at thejoankane.com for links and no scarcity of context.

JESSICA LAWSON’s poetry has appeared in The Fanzine; Yes, Poetry; Cosmonauts Avenue; The Wanderer; Dream Pop; and elsewhere, and her reviews have appeared in Jacket2. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and an MFA from CU-Boulder, where she served as an editor for Timber Journal. She is a 2017 Pushcart nominee and her chapbook Rot Contracts was a finalist for the New Delta Review 2017-2018 Chapbook Contest. Her current manuscript maps the downfalls of trying to power bottom the patriarchy.

A graduate of the Mills College MFA program and two-time National Poetry Series finalist, TERESA K. MILLER is the author of sped (Sidebrow) and Forever No Lo (Tarpaulin Sky) as well as co-editor of Food First: Selected Writings from 40 Years of Movement Building (Food First Books). Her poems and essays have appeared in ZYZZYVA, DIAGRAM, Alternet, Common Dreams, Berfrois, and elsewhere. More info is available at teresakmiller.net.