Visiting the Columbine Memorial

Anna Leigh Knowles

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

Designed by Marielena Andre.


Anna Leigh Knowles is from Littleton, Colorado, & received an MFA from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Her work can be seen in Blackbird, Salt Hill (finalist for the Philip Booth Poetry Prize), Pleiades, Tin House Online, Indiana Review, The Missouri Review Online, storySouth, RHINO, Memorious, Poetry Northwest, Sou’wester, & Thrush Poetry Journal. She received scholarships from the Bear River Writer’s Conference, New Harmony Writer’s Workshop, the San Miguel de Allende Writers’ Conference, a Female Leadership Residency at Omega Institution, & two honorable mentions from the Academy of American Poets. She currently lives & teaches in Quito. 


Clap Your Hands

Nicholas Karavatos

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

Designed by Marielena Andre.

Nicholas Karavatos is a visiting lecturer in creative writing at Arab American University in Jenin, West Bank, Palestinian Authority. From 2006 to 2017, he was an assistant professor at American University of Sharjah in the UAE, & in 2018 an Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholar to Ethiopia. He taught inmates at Humboldt County Correctional Facility for College of the Redwoods in Eureka last year. David Meltzer wrote that his book NO ASYLUM (2009) “is an amazing collectanea of smart sharp political poetry … voiced with an impressive singularity.”

Mixtape for the End of All Cuntry

Noor Ibn Najam

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

Designed by Marielena Andre.

 

Noor Ibn Najam is a poet & physicist whose work teases, challenges, breaks, & creates lingual rules & structures. Noor is a fellow of the Callaloo creative writing workshop & a graduate fellow of the Watering Hole as well as a recent resident at the Vermont Studio Center. Their poems have been published with the Academy of American Poets, The Rumpus, & others, & anthologized in Bettering American Poetry, Best New Poets, & Breakbeat Poets vol. 3: Halal If You Hear Me, an anthology of writings by Muslim gender minorities. Noor’s chapbook, PRAISE TO LESSER GODS OF LOVE, was published by Glass poetry press in 2019.

 

Nonbinary || Ghazal

Noor Ibn Najam

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

Designed by Marielena Andre.

 

Noor Ibn Najam is a poet & physicist whose work teases, challenges, breaks, & creates lingual rules & structures. Noor is a fellow of the Callaloo creative writing workshop & a graduate fellow of the Watering Hole as well as a recent resident at the Vermont Studio Center. Their poems have been published with the Academy of American Poets, The Rumpus, & others, & anthologized in Bettering American Poetry, Best New Poets, & Breakbeat Poets vol. 3: Halal If You Hear Me, an anthology of writings by Muslim gender minorities. Noor’s chapbook, PRAISE TO LESSER GODS OF LOVE, was published by Glass poetry press in 2019.

 

Cityscape Zoomed All The Way In

Noor Ibn Najam

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

Designed by Marielena Andre.

 

Noor Ibn Najam is a poet & physicist whose work teases, challenges, breaks, & creates lingual rules & structures. Noor is a fellow of the Callaloo creative writing workshop & a graduate fellow of the Watering Hole as well as a recent resident at the Vermont Studio Center. Their poems have been published with the Academy of American Poets, The Rumpus, & others, & anthologized in Bettering American Poetry, Best New Poets, & Breakbeat Poets vol. 3: Halal If You Hear Me, an anthology of writings by Muslim gender minorities. Noor’s chapbook, PRAISE TO LESSER GODS OF LOVE, was published by Glass poetry press in 2019.

 

Untitled

Alán Peláez López

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

Designed by Marielena Andre.

 

 

Alán Peláez López is an Afro-Indigenous writer, visual artist, & a poet-in-residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora. Their debut collection, Intergalactic Travels: poems from a fugitive alien, is forthcoming from The Operating System Press (2020). More at @MigrantScribble & www.alanpelaez.com.

 

Schizo Reads Fig. 1

Jake Bailey

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

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Jake Bailey is a schizotypal experientialist with published or forthcoming work in Passages North, The American Journal of Poetry, Cream City Review, Constellations, Bear Review, The Laurel Review, & elsewhere. Jake received his MFA from Antioch University, Los Angeles, & lives in Aurora, Illinois, with his fiancée & their three dogs. Find him on Twitter & at saintjakeowitz.wordpress.com.

 

Primary Group

Jeremy Radin

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

Designed by Marielena Andre.

 

 

Jeremy Radin is a poet, actor, & teacher. His poems have appeared (or are forthcoming) in Ploughshares, The Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, The Journal, MUZZLE, Passages North, Wildness, & elsewhere. He is the author of two collections of poetry, SLOW DANCE WITH SASQUATCH (Write Bloody Publishing, 2012) & DEAR SAL (not a cult press, 2017). He lives in Los Angeles where he once sat next to Carly Rae Jepsen in a restaurant. Follow him @germyradin.

 

A History of Wrong Turns

Megan Merchant

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

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Megan Merchant lives in the tall pines of Prescott, AZ, & is the author of three full-length poetry collections with Glass Lyre Press: GRAVEL GHOSTS (2016), THE DARK’S HUMMING (2015 Lyrebird Award Winner, 2017), GRIEF FLOWERS (2018), four chapbooks, & a children’s book, THESE WORDS I SHAPED FOR YOU (Philomel Books). Her latest book, BEFORE THE FEVERED SNOW came into the world in April 2020 with Stillhouse Press. She is an Editor at Pirene’s Fountain & The Comstock Review. You can learn more at meganmerchant.wix.com/poet.

 

Tonight

Natalie Eleanor Patterson

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

Designed by Marielena Andre.

 

Natalie Eleanor Patterson is a half-Cuban femme lesbian poet from suburban Georgia currently working on her BA in English & Creative Writing at Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC, & working as an editor. She has work featured or forthcoming in Incunabula, Neologism, Sinister Wisdom, & Collision. In 2018 she received the Katherine B. Rondthaler Award in Poetry from Salem College, & her poem “blink” received a Best of the Net nomination.

 

Pioneer Plaque

Isaac Espósto

 

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

Designed by Marielena Andre.

 

Isaac Espósto is a current MFA candidate in Poetry at the University of Arizona.

 

For Those No Longer Coming

Isaac Espósto

 

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

Designed by Marielena Andre.

 

Isaac Espósto is a current MFA candidate in Poetry at the University of Arizona.

 

Watching a Cartel Snuff Film With My Brother

Aldo Amparán

 

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

Designed by Marielena Andre.

 

Aldo Amparán is a queer poet from the sister cities of El Paso, TX, & Ciudad Juárez, CHIH, MX. He is a CantoMundo Fellow & finalist for the Alice James Award. His work appears in or is forthcoming from Gulf Coast, The Journal, Kenyon Review Online, Ninth Letter, Washington Square Review & elsewhere.

 

I’ve Never Been Inside a Greenhouse

Michael Mlekoday

 

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

Designed by Marielena Andre.

 

Michael Mlekoday is a Midwesterner, a Capricorn, & the author of one collection of poems, THE DEAD EAT EVERYTHING (Kent State UP, 2014). They hold an MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington, & currently study plants & minds in American literature as a PhD candidate at the University of California, Davis. Their work has appeared in Ploughshares, Washington Square Review, Southern Indiana Review, The BreakBeat Poets, & other venues, & has been translated into Polish.

 

Portland, 1999

torrin a. greathouse

 

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

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torrin a. greathouse is a transgender cripple-punk & MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of boy/girl/ghost (TAR Chapbook Series, 2018) & assistant editor of The Shallow Ends. Their work is published/forthcoming in POETRY, The New York Times, & The Kenyon Review. She is the youngest ever winner of the Poetry Foundation’s J. Howard & Barbara M.J. Wood Prize.

 

Lithium

torrin a. greathouse

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

Designed by Marielena Andre.

 

torrin a. greathouse is a transgender cripple-punk & MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of boy/girl/ghost (TAR Chapbook Series, 2018) & assistant editor of The Shallow Ends. Their work is published/forthcoming in POETRY, The New York Times, & The Kenyon Review. She is the youngest ever winner of the Poetry Foundation’s J. Howard & Barbara M.J. Wood Prize.

 

The Bridge

Jennifer Tseng

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

Designed by Marielena Andre.

 

Jennifer Tseng is an award-winning poet & fiction writer. She & her sister, artist Amanda Tseng, collaborate on Instagram @tseng.sisters using the hashtag #sistersreadingsisters. Amanda’s images paired with Jennifer’s micro reviews celebrate books by women of color, queer women, & women in translation. 

 

Love

Jennifer Tseng

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

Designed by Marielena Andre.

 

Jennifer Tseng is an award-winning poet & fiction writer. She & her sister, artist Amanda Tseng, collaborate on Instagram @tseng.sisters using the hashtag #sistersreadingsisters. Amanda’s images paired with Jennifer’s micro reviews celebrate books by women of color, queer women, & women in translation. 

 

The Existence of the Cycle & Time’s Role in It

Jennifer Tseng

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

Designed by Marielena Andre.

 

Jennifer Tseng is an award-winning poet & fiction writer. She & her sister, artist Amanda Tseng, collaborate on Instagram @tseng.sisters using the hashtag #sistersreadingsisters. Amanda’s images paired with Jennifer’s micro reviews celebrate books by women of color, queer women, & women in translation. 

 

saguaro: trans forms

tanner menard

 

From Hunger Mountain Issue 24: Patterns, which you can purchase here.

Designed by Marielena Andre.

 

tanner menard is a Q2S, non-binary poet & composer whose work embodies their Creole/Acadian/NDN lineage. Poems are their method of survival, a linguistic medicine of ambiguity which is certain that love prevails. As a composer of experimental music, menard has been published & anthologized internationally on labels such as Rural Colours, Tokyo Droning, Install, Slow Flow Rec, H.L.M., Archaic Horizon, Kafua Records, & Milieu Music. Their recent album/chapbook collaboration with Andrew Weathers was published on Full Spectrum Records. menard’s poetry & essays have been published in The Squawkback, Rabbit & Rose, Cloudthroat, The University of Arizona Poetry Center Blog, Red Ink Magazine, The Mockingheart Review, American Indian Culture and Research Journal at UCLA, & The Wire Magazine. menard is a member of the Atakapa-Ishak Nation of Southwest Louisiana & Southeast Texas & resides in Tempe, AZ.