Features issue 31 poetry

.Evidence: She Said

by Jenny Molberg

Francis Among the Trilobites   12” x 18” acrylic and collage

Against a red background with lines and textures indicating geological strata, the figure of Saint Francis extends his hand to a deer. A large sunlit hand emerges from a rock holding a flower-like fossil, a crinoid. Fossils of trilobites, an ancient crab-like creature, are also seen as well as a modern camper and truck.
Francis Among the Trilobites by Mark McKain

Evidence: She Said

I wear
chartreuse. Under-
eye bags. People whisper.
I heard she made it up. See me,
then don’t.

Jenny Molberg is the author of three poetry collections: Marvels of the Invisible (Tupelo Press, 2017), Refusal (LSU Press, 2020), and The Court of No Record (forthcoming from LSU Press, 2023). An NEA fellow, her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in VIDA, Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, The Rumpus, The Adroit Journal, AGNI, Oprah Quarterly, and other publications. She is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Central Missouri, where she directs Pleiades Press and edits Pleiades magazine.

Mark McKain’s work has appeared in Agni, The Journal, Subtropics, Green Mountains Review, ISLE, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. His chapbook Blue Sun was published by Aldrich Press. He experiences global warming in St. Petersburg, Florida.