"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

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If We Could Know Our Bones <3 Throwing Back to a Older Poem

Feeling the need to share the title poem from my 2013 book, If We Could Know Our Bones–if we saw how much we’re alike, could we be kinder?

If We Could Know Our Bones

But if you do not know yourselves, then you live in poverty.~Gospel of Thomas

If we could know our bones the way we know our skin, perhaps we’d not dig graves, but build rooms, havens, shrines, for even our enemies, their bodies rescued from the ditch and battlefield, no longer pitched into holes, safe and out of sight, but standing, eloquent and equal in their lines: tines of rib, cradle of skull, clavicle like a little key, memories of movement in femur and fluted tibia, their jaws, hinged and singing, angel light pouring through the basin of each pelvis. Free of water, fat and muscle, perhaps they’d claim us, tell us of sharing even what can’t be known–Os innominatum– those nameless bones.

-Mary Carroll-Hackett, 2013

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Call for Submissions! K’in! Seeking Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, & Work from Young Writers

We’re reading for our November issue! 

Experimental, traditional, playful, prayerful, celebratory, challenging: human—try us. Show us a new way to tell one of the millions of stories under that glorious sun.

Visit K’in Here! 

Complete Submission Guidelines Here! 

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Where You Came From

20 July 2019

If you live in the United States, unless you’re Native American, your people came here from somewhere else.

Make art about your immigrant ancestors. 

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Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 Willawaw

Willawaw Journal Fall Submission Window: August 1 through September 1

Deadline: September 1, 2019

The current prompt is from Poet Laureate Joanne Townsend, “Somewhere near Odessa, 1900.” The editor invites you to explore your departure(s) to points unknown, whether as an immigrant, asylum seeker, climate refugee, or perhaps a college student or “empty-nester.” We are a planet of moving populations, now more than ever. Please share your story. (General Submissions are always welcome.) 

See guidelines HERE. 

Send your submissions to submissions@willawawjournal.com

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Time for Change

18 July 2019 

“Human beings *do* metamorphose. They change their identity constantly. However, each new identity thrives on the delusion that it was always in possession of the body it has just conquered.” ― Orson Scott Card

Make art about metamorphosis.

Daily Prompt Love <3 Bigotry

18 July 2019 

“Bigotry dwarfs the soul by shutting out the truth.” ― Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Make art about the damage of bigotry, about fighting back against bigots. 

Some MidWeek Call for Submissions Love <3 Hoxie Gorge

Hoxie Gorge Review seeks Submissions of Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Hoxie Gorge Review is a new online literary journal, committed to publishing innovative poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by both emerging and established contemporary writers.

“We seek poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction for our first issue. We seek work that compels us, that challenges us, that breaks us open. Send us your best. No fee to submit.”

For more information, visit hoxiegorgereview.com.

To submit, visit hoxiegorgereview.submittable.com/submit 

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