Features issue 31 poetry

Evidence: She Said

by Jenny Molberg

Lesson 1   12” x 18” acrylic and collage

Renaissance and contemporary images (baby, bicycle, phone, cyclotron, butterfly), and text emerge from a typewriter keyboard on a watery blue background.
Lesson 1 by Mark McKain

Evidence: She Said

The cops?
When he chased me
down an alley, they stood
blue, unmoved. He can spin a badge.
Turn them.

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.