"...my feet aching still from all those polyester dirges on streets covered in flower petals like byzantine tiles..."
Heather Napualani Hodges lives in Portland, Oregon where she offers small group workshops on writing through difficulty.
"On a bed of bastard nails, face down in the bristles, I can’t tell cut from eyelash. Both are black slashes, stubbly, silhouetted..."
Robert West's poems have most recently appeared in Alabama Literary Review, Light, Lighten Up Online, Still, and Snakeskin; his chapbook Convalescent appeared from Finishing Line Press in 2011.
Cassondra Bird Combs is a writer who currently lives in Portland, Oregon. She holds an MFA from Portland State University where she was the fiction editor for the Portland Review.