FEATURED POEM: MEE OK ICARO, Winner of the Prufer Poetry Prize

July 23, 2022

otherland Mee Ok Icaro reads "otherland" they find her shivering stained t-shirt over wild bare legs in an alley my mother’s body in the shape of unknown food chewed by a scatter of teeth I never saw her mud-matted fishing-wire hair but my brother offers to send me the picture he took of her when he showed up like a heart attack that day that gathered into years when she ...

FEATURED POEM: MATTHEW TUCKNER

June 27, 2022

Livestream Yellowstone National Park I watch schools of salmon lend themselves with pleasure to the mouths of grizzly bears when everything that's supposed to sit circled quietly around me starts shouting, the fat brick of hash I told my friend not to let me keep, not even if I kowtow at the knees for it, the pair of garish rotisserie chickens peppered with rosemary gossiping in the fridge, the little ...

FEATURED POEM: AMY BEEDER

June 09, 2022

It Could Also Whisper A Guide to Bird Songs, Aretas A. Saunders: 1935 Dear Reader―There are dimples on the flyleaf where you signedso hard you nearly tore it & a tiny ochre beetlesealed evermore beside a Towhee’s tank yo tee hee tee.In that Braille I thought Disaffection. In the spine’sgrit Blackstorm Dust― You ask, Aretas,if the watcher’s right in counting on the list a bird they’ve heardbut ...

CONGRATULATIONS to Vickie Fang, Winner of the Kinder/Crump Award for Short Fiction!

June 02, 2022

Pleiades congratulates Vickie Fang, winner of the 2022 Kinder/Crump Award for Short Fiction, judged by Trudy Lewis. She will receive an award of $1,000 and her winning story, “Eleven Things I Have Left Now That My Daughter is Gone,” will be published in a forthcoming issue of Pleiades. Of the winning story, Trudy Lewis writes: “Eleven Things I Have Left Now That My Daughter is Gone” works, like the best of ...