For our daughter’s sake, I’ll remember       sweat
like an hour glass on the back of your       shirt
as you axed the felled branches for      winter.


Danielle Sellers’ first book, Bone Key Elegies, was a finalist for Main Street Rag’s poetry award in 2009. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Cimarron Review, River Styx, Subtropic, 32 Poems, Cold Mountain Review, and many other journals and anthologies. She holds an MA from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from Ole Miss. She’s currently a lecturer of poetry and composition at the University of Mississippi and is visiting assistant professor at Rhodes College. She edits The Country Dog Review and lives in Oxford, Mississippi with her toddler, three dogs, and six cats.

'The Night After He Says Her Name in Bed', Casey Thayer

'Childhood Home', Stephanie Palumbo

'Twilight Field', Gabriel Fried