"/ 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."
It is neither strange/ nor fun/ when they knock on the door.
Columbia Journal is excited to announce the winners and finalists of our inaugural Womxn's History Month Special Issue, in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. We...