“The Penelope Metaphor” by Kyla Marshell, published in Summer 2012, CALYX Journal, Vol. 27.2.

Kyla Marshell is an alumna of Spelman College and Sarah Lawrence College. Her poetry and prose are published in Mythium, The November 3rd Club, Xhibit P, The Revivalist, and PMS: Poemmemoirstory, among others. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

2 notes (115 plays), August 7, 2012

“Ruminations After a Hysterectomy” by Mary Parham, published in Winter 2012, CALYX Journal, Vol. 27.1.

M.D. Parham holds a PhD in Romance Languages and has received two Fulbright grants. Her creative work has been published in Ventanas Abiertas, The Carribean Writer, The Atlanta Review, and other journals and anthologies in the US and abroad. She lives in Houston (TX).

1 note (50 plays), June 7, 2012

“My Brother Who Doesn’t Speak to Our Mother Comes to Visit” by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, published in Winter 2012, CALYX Journal, Vol. 27.1.

Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor is an Associate Professor in language and literacy education at the University of Georgia in Athens (GA). She is the winner of Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prizes and a Leeway Poetry Grant, and has co-authored two books, Teachers Act Up: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities Through Theatre and Arts-Based Research in Education.

0 notes (42 plays), May 27, 2012

“Reading Whitman in the Chemo Room” by Rochelle Hurt, published in Winter 2012, CALYX Journal, Vol. 27.1.

Rochelle Hurt lives in North Carolina. She is a graduate of the MFA program at UNC Wilmington, and a recipient of awards from Poetry International, Hunger Mountain, Arts & Letters, and the Jentel Artist Residency program. More of her poetry and prose can be found in recent or upcoming issues of Cincinnati Review, Versal, The Portland Review, and Bellingham Review.

1 note (36 plays), May 18, 2012

“Good Friday” by Sandra Kohler, published in Winter 2012, CALYX Journal, Vol. 27.1.

Sandra Kohler’s third collection of poems, Improbable Music, was published in May 2011. Earlier collections are The Country of Women and The Ceremonies of Longing. Born in New York City in 1940, Kohler attended Mount Holyoke College and holds a PhD from Bryn Mawr College. She’s taught literature in writing from elementary to university levels. She currently lives in Boston (MA).

0 notes (6 plays), May 10, 2012

Fiction excerpt from “The Museum of Analog Antiquities” by Wendy Brueur, published in Winter 2012, CALYX Journal, Vol. 27.1.

Wendy Breuer lives in Berkeley (CA) with her husband and four cats who don’t quite replace two grown daughters. She has an MPH from Berkeley and a late life MFA (2008) in creative writing from Mills College. Her prose and poetry have been published or are forthcoming in Inkwell Journal, Rattle, Pirene’s Fountain, Literary Mama, and other online sites.

0 notes (32 plays), May 2, 2012

“Night of Power” by Aisha Sharif, published in Winter 2012, CALYX Journal, Vol. 27.1.

Aisha Sharif is a Cave Canem fellow who resides in Merriam (KS). As an African American female Muslim, her work explores how racial, gender, and religious identities intersect. Aisha was selected as the Series Poet Center Feature for the 2011 Fall/Winter Issue of Tidal Basin Review for her poems on widowhood. She earned her MFA at Indiana University-Bloomington and teaches English at Johnson County Community College and Park University.

0 notes (9 plays), April 26, 2012

"The Air” by Sandra Kohler, published in Winter 2012, CALYX Journal, Vol. 27.1.

Sandra Kohler’s third collection of poems, Improbable Music, was published in May 2011. Earlier collections are The Country of Women and The Ceremonies of Longing. Born in New York City in 1940, Kohler attended Mount Holyoke College and holds a PhD from Bryn Mawr College. She’s taught literature in writing from elementary to university levels. She currently lives in Boston (MA).

0 notes (10 plays), April 19, 2012

"Women of a Certain Age” by Penelope La Montagne, published in Winter 2012, CALYX Journal, Vol. 27.1.

Penelope La Montagne is Poet Laureate Emerita of Healdsburg (CA). She is the author of River Shoes (Running Wolf Press). She lives on the banks of the Russian River east of Healdsburg and has learned most of what she knows from watching the river pass by.

0 notes (80 plays), April 18, 2012

“If This Looks Odd” by M.L. Brown, published in Winter 2012, CALYX Journal, Vol. 27.1.

M. L. Brown’s poems have been published in numerous journals, most recently Blackbird, Eclipse, and Chicago Quarterly Review. Her manuscript, Disassembling the Body, was a finalist in the 2010 Gertrude Press chapbook contest. When not working on her poetry, she devotes her time raising funds for Planned Parenthood. She has an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles and currently lives in Santa Barbara (CA).

0 notes (20 plays), March 21, 2012