12/September/2021

The Part-time Beekeper to The Honeybee
         or The Public School to the Student

by: Nathan Erwin

Photo by Tania P on Unsplash



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About the poet Nathan Erwin is a rural poet, educator, and food sovereignty advocate. With a family tree rooted in the North and South, Alabama moonshiners and Vermont dairy farmers, Erwin grew up in the hills of Newark Valley, New York. His poetry has most recently appeared in Willow Springs, Levee Magazine, and The Cardiff Review. His first book Hemp & Farm Justice (Mandel-Vilar Press) is forthcoming Fall 2021. He currently serves as a poetry editor for Barrelhouse Magazine, lecturer at George Mason University, and Community Engagement Facilitator at Boston Medical Center.








KONTRAKAN | VOL 1: KUMPUL KEBO

A PLAYTICLE by Fieni Aprilia and ego heriyanto CL: Is romance even necessary?
MC: Well… Surely it isn’t food? So I won’t die without it. But it does have something to do with maturity
MC: According to them,  ACCORDING TO THEM don’t @ me
CL: EXACTLY. I mean, if they think it’s necessary then whatever but it’s so unfair that they keep shoving their preferences as normalcy down our throat (Read More)

THE PART-TIME BEEKEEPER TO THE HONEYBEE OR THE PUBLIC SCHOOL TO THE STUDENT

SUBMISSION by Nathan Erwin
“little wedding crasher
salsa dancer on garden mint
can I drink you up?“ (Read More)

NANNYGATE

SUBMISSION by Jacob Laneria“A poppy also pinned in her chest, she never looks at the press. This day is not for her. Her widest smile only appears when following around the three beautiful children, much more experienced living under the public eye.“ (Read More)

SENTENCED TO DEATH BY THE MUSE

SUBMISSION by Mark Blickley and Amy Bassin“I have holistic orgasms of innovation that allow for me to achieve an altered state; men do not. Men have ejaculations of thoughts. The Olympian patriarchy calls ejaculations orgasms because they never want women to consider themselves superior in any way.“ (Read More)