Three to Read #12 with April Michelle Bratten


You Probably think This Poem is about You
by Tovah Leah Green in cahoodaloodaling.

Tovah Leah Green’s poem had me wow’ed over at cahoodaloodaling. This piece was bare knuckles to a wall with a surprising twist at the end. I found myself appropriately stunned.


No System for Grief
by Kimberly Grey in Linebreak.

Claudia Cortese does a nice job reading Kimberly Grey’s poem, “No System for Grief,” recently published by Linebreak. The pauses, strategically placed, perfectly illustrate feelings of loss and mourning. You will be tempted to read it out loud as well.


How Mike Weston Died
by Janet Hagelgans in THRUSH Poetry Journal.

Hagelgans’ “How Mike Weston Died” is loud and quiet, hard and soft, cold and warm, foreign yet familiar. Do not miss out on this heart breaking and powerful poem.

Contributing Editor

April Michelle Bratten lives in Minot, North Dakota. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Gargoyle, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Southeast Review, Stirring, decomP, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and others. Her Anne of Green Gables inspired chapbook, Anne with an E, is due to be published in the fall of 2015 by dancing girl press. She is the editor of Up the Staircase Quarterly.