"His body, the closest place to home that I can go"
Columbia Journal is excited to announce the winners and finalists of our annual Spring Contest, which was judged by Melissa Febos in nonfiction, Analicia Sotelo...
"/ I give you / the air / of my lungs / may it be / the aperture / your memory needs"
"Loved like the moon tied to the sky, / sometimes full, / other times fallen-"
"cutting memories of Papa, lined-up / history..."
"she wrote poems / they’re trapped in Valencia / in a cabinet with avon samples // she did write poems / i said to her...
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"its / note / a / common name."
"Red goes on / in my cavernous eyes."
"My mother knows how / to choose the best: the ones / with smooth pale skin. / She presses a honeydew / to her cheek,...
"The poem wants to try on her voice, / saying I did this work...."
"oh what if / I / will be the reason / you are re- / membered."