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  April 2014
volume 11 number 1
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  Scott Jacobson
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  Craig Kurtz
  Phillip Larrea
  N.M. Leepsa
  Anthony Magistrale
  Brendan McCormack
  Christopher Mulrooney
  Philip ONeil
  Ebi Robert
  Walter Ruhlmann
  April Salzano
  Jake Sheff
  Rishan Singh
  Julia Stein
  Allen Taylor
  Paul Tristram
  Wanda Vanhoy Smith
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April Salzano
April 2014
   

 

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    April Salzano is currently working on a memoir on raising a child with autism and several collections of poetry. Her work has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Award and has appeared in journals such as The Camel Saloon, Centrifugal Eye, Deadsnakes, Visceral Uterus, Salome, Poetry Quarterly, Writing Tomorrow and Rattle. Her first chapbook, The Girl of My Dreams, is forthcoming in spring 2015 from Dancing Girl Press. The author serves as co-editor at Kind of a Hurricane Press.
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I Know but for the Morning

the night would never end, the birds
would go on nesting, beaks nuzzled
into feathered wingpits. The television
would††not crack into being, electric
blue practicing the art of interruption.
The frozen mouse would never be found
buried deep inside the dog food,
too easy to climb into, impossible to escape.
The snow would never melt, and December
would remain suspended in thanksgiving.

copyright 2014 April Salzano