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Howard Brown is a writer and poet who lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Lookout Mountain. His poetry has appeared in Burningword Literary Journal, Poetry Super Highway, Old Hickory Review and Blue Collar Review. In 2012, he published a collection of poems entitled “The Gossamer Nature of Random Things.” His poem “Pariah” placed first in the poetry division of the 2015 William Faulkner Literary competition sponsored by Mississippi’s Tallahatchie Riverfest. He has published short fiction in Louisiana Literature, F**k Fiction, Crack the Spine, Pulpwood Fiction, Extract(s), Gloom Cupboard and Full Of Crow.
The following work is Copyright © 2017, and owned by Howard Brown and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
A Rare Bit of Sunshine
Sitting on the back porch,
But I pay him
including both politics
(which at times are
life is still
Alyssa Trivett is a wandering soul from the Midwest. When not working two jobs, she listens to music and scrawls lines on the back of gas station receipts. Her work has recently appeared at In Between Hangovers, The Literary Yard and Poetry Breakfast.
The following work is Copyright © 2017, and owned by Alyssa Trivett and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
I reach into my bag,