Issue 28 poetry

Pop Quiz: Antigone

by Grace Q. Song

Drawn and colored in Photoshop its colors are blue, pink, and green (though there’s white, grey, brown, and black, too). It is both linear and with sold areas of color. It has in it some abstracted faces and figures, including a line of green ‘mouse ears’ (as in Mickey Mouse-type ears).
Mouse Ears by Carol Radsprecher

When you are finished, you may retrieve your memory and belongings. 

In this poem the girl

1. ______ her uncle, 

asks how do I love

a body of law and who

is the 2. ______ now. 

Two desks across, 

the boy sits 

three 3. ______ short 

of lunch. I am 

the 4. ______ 

a teacher once said.

On the TV, people 

are 5. ______ in color.

The bell rings. 

Students leave

to 6. ______ the answer. 

What will you do 

with the 7. ______ in your coat?

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Grace Q. Song is a Chinese-American writer residing in New York. Her poetry and fiction have been published or are forthcoming in SmokeLong Quarterly, Monkeybicycle, Passages North, PANK, The Journal, and elsewhere. Her work has been selected for Best Microfiction and Best of the Net. A high school senior, she enjoys listening to ABBA and Joe Hisaishi.

Carol Radsprecher earned her MFA in painting from Hunter College, CUNY. A longtime painter, she discovered the wonders of digital image-making and found that media well suited to her need to make a succession of rapidly-evolving narrative images based on distorted representations of the human body, especially the female body. Her work has appeared in several solo shows and numerous group shows and has been published in print and/or online publications.