queen of underworlds

HADES kiss her freckles, chart them against the constellations that have never been seen. lips on hair laced with roses. was the journey to hell worth it? PERSEPHONE fingertips against skin, map out the whole blueprint of the underworld lay a wreath of flowers on the dark crown of his head. can you see me […]

the martian and the ohioan

The Martian and the Ohioan sit side by side on a piece of wood, looking at little things that buzz around. The Martian has never seen anything like it. “What’s that?” The Martian asks. The Ohioan casually shrugs. “Meatballs.” The Martian and the Ohioan sit side by side on a comfortable object that looks like […]

cracks in the mirror

the face in the thin reflective pane stares back at her. there is a crack, and she cannot help but think that she lives in it. lives in between the words of (i love you) and (please kill me). between (stop) and (start). and after a few shots of vodka (one-two-three-four-five-six-seven – ) and after […]

a confession

i hold two pieces together; 2. at the same time i tear them apart how did you think that you could heal his woulds when you haven’t stopped bleeding?   he: is a lightning rod just waiting for bad weather; rumble of thunder.   she: rumble of thunder just waiting for the flash that struck […]

Dodge Poetry Festival

SESSION I: Billy Collins and Ricky deLaurentiis This session set a great foundation of what to expect at the poetry festival. It was exciting to see the sheer number of people attending this festival with me; the sheer number of people who had a love for creative writing as much as me. It gave me […]

Austin Bunn

Austin Bunn has a great way of showing, not telling. His storytelling style leaves a mystery. Although it is told in third person, it is third person limited, so we get to experience only what Graham is experiencing. The shock of seeing the baby there instead of drugs was shocking, and I read on because […]

Jonterri Gadson

Dodge Poetry says:  Jonterri Gadson previously served as the Herbert W. Martin Post-Graduate Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Dayton and has also received scholarships and fellowships from Cave Canem, Bread Loaf, and the University of Virginia where she received her MFA in Creative Writing. She is a graduate of the Callaloo Creative Writing […]