What We Make

NATASHA HAJO

Response Essay: Major Jackson Reading

EARL HACKETT

Another Empty Building on Another Commercial Space / My Time / I Write Whatever I Think Because I Am a Chosen Vessel

CARIN SPOTTED EAGLE

What Are Cowboys... Made Of? / The Invisible Man

ALINA MACNEAL

I Write Trite Things Because I Am Tired

ALEXA JOSAPHOUITCH

Describing My Sister

Emily Phillips

Harry / Two: An Erasure Poem / Valda

Rahkinah Laurel

In February / Misty, Murky Days / Black: A Poem / Drexel Dreamhouse

Jordan McCullough

I Am a Artist / Like a Star / Anais Nin- Hollywood, 1959 / Journeys, Part 1 / The End of the Road / Anatomical City / Untitled

Ebony Drummond

To All the Boys I Used To Love / Queen Me a Color

Rosalyn Cliett

THE STAGES OF MY LIFE / Time / I HAVE NOT DISAPPEARED / I WRITE WHATEVER I THINK BECAUSE I AM A CHOSEN VESSEL / IN FEBRUARY / Zora and Me / The Long and The Short

Yonique Myrie

SHINJUKU STATION / PHILADELPHIA / DEAR SUN / WHY I WRITE / Wish / The Vow

Patricia Burton

The Game

Victoria Huggins Peurifoy

GOD’S HEART MUST BE CRYING / The Lady / NURSE ANGELINE / A Quiet Storm / TURQUOISE IS A MOOD / I Write Lists / The Yellow Door / What I Want / Dear Son

Jen Jolles

It is Yours/Before I Die

Lauren Lowe

I WRITE TRITE THINGS BECAUSE I AM TIRED / TRAIN RIDE / DRESS UP / Oi-Ling / Before I Die

Norman Cain

DAYDREAMS INSIDE DAYDREAMS / HIGHWAY OF RUINATION / DRESS-UP / FROM SPARK TO INFERNO / ODUNDE / I WRITE OUT BUDGETS THAT NEVER MATERIALIZE BECAUSE I AM HUMAN / Confession / From Spark To Inferno / Sissy / The Great Neighborhood Debate of 1955

Brenda Bailey

THIS IS THE PLACE I GO TO / DRESS UP / DEAR ZORA / THE HAIKU / Z is 4 Zora / "BFF"

RuNett Ebo Gray

The Horizon

Margurite Hollander

Frank / Profile of the Sky

Chanda Rice

THE HAUNTED CARNIVAL / DRESS UP / THERAPIST / AUNT HAZEL’S STEAK AND NOODLES / Marriage and Husbands: An Excerpt / Twenty Five Sentence Autobiography / Mother's Day / I Exist / Before I Die

Carol Richardson McCullough

BECAUSE I AM THREE-QUARTERS GONE / SHADOW AND LIGHT / FACES AT THE PERELMAN/ ZORA, I ADORE YA / Implosion / My Theory of Historical Change / Transplant / Family: A Mural / Snapshots / Not Just Whistlin' Dixie / Write My Block / Dusty Rose Colored Rocking Chair

Sylvia Elias

My Mother is Dying

Roger Converse

River Journey on the Black Tiger

Lauren Altman

Burning Desire / The Pursuit of Mindfulness

C.P. Rogers

Pool/Swim Club: A Pencil Illustration

Michael Kay

The Gray Area: An Excerpt

Victoria Daughen

Visionary

Valerie Fox

In February / In a Dream That Points Back and Moves Forward

English 360: Philadelphia Stories

A Fan Letter to Yolanda Wisher / Response To: A Love Letter to Philadelphia by Yolanda Wisher / Mr. Jollie and His Posse / Elements / Essence of Zadie Smith / On Zadie

Jill Moses

Diane Arbus Speaks

Cynthia Ann Schemmer

Like You Look Like Her

Kirsten Kaschock

BECAUSE I AM THREE-QUARTERS GONE / City Date

Michael Shelmet

The Golf Club Incident

Johngeline Ferguson

Sun / Grass / Why I Write Who I Am / Before I Die

Stephanie Mualim

Before I Die

Tiffany Liao

Before I Die

English 360: War Stories

War Stories / Going Back / Killer Compassion / You Don't Need to Understand Everything / Dear mom / Dear Scott, The Therapist that Disappeared / Washington DC Trip 2015- An Excerpt

Chris Kennedy

Untitled 1 / Untitled 2 / Before I Die