May 9-15, 2016: Poetry from Corey D. Cook and Ryan Quinn Flanagan

​Corey D. Cook and ⁣Ryan Quinn Flanagan

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​Corey D. Cook
corey.douglas.cook@gmail.com

Bio (auto)

Corey D. Cook’s fourth chapbook, White Flag Raised, was recently released by Kattywompus Press and is available for purchase online (http://kattywompuspress.com/). He edits Red Eft Review and lives in Thetford Center, Vermont.

The following work is Copyright © 2016, and owned by ​Corey D. Cook and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

Second Grader

The day before
she drew a picture
of her house
and family.

Her.
Her sister.
Their mother
and father;
a blaze of red hair
above his scowling face.

The neighbors said
it was the shrieking
that woke them.

That his car
was missing
from the driveway.

The next day
at recess
a classmate
shoveling pea stone
into a bucket
paused,
announced:

I smell fire.


Previously published in
Columbia College Literary Review

 



⁣Ryan Quinn Flanagan
cyanogen_rqf@hotmail.com

Bio (auto)

Ryan Quinn Flanagan presently resides in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada under ten feet of snow. His work can be found both in print and online. He has authored the books The Blue of Every Flame (eptember 2015) and Bildungsroman, No! (June, 2015) He has an affinity for dragonflies, discount tequila, and all things sarcastic.

The following work is Copyright © 2016, and owned by ⁣Ryan Quinn Flanagan and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.


Ewok

I like to watch those space movies
from the late 1970s
and early 80s
because they seem so
far away.
And it is good to know
that everyone has problems.

Even those hairy little bastards
on Endor.