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“Plagues of Egypt” by Jennifer Ruth Jackson

She sustained the boils without a whimper Slept next to rotting, bloated frog bodies Consumed flies and locusts in her dreams Rinsing her mouth with muddy water When the Nile turned as red As the welts raised by clomping hail But three days of fiery darkness Lit fear like a Read More

“A Beginner’s Guide to Tear Gas” by Joanna Chen

  Joanna Chen’s poetry, essays and literary translations have been published most recently in Guernica, Asymptote, Radar Poetry, and Poetry International. She is author of “The View From Here” in The Los Angeles Review of Books. Find her on Twitter.

“First Girl Kiss” by Robin Sams

For the entire month of June RESTLESS is celebrating Pride by featuring work exclusively by LGBTQ writers. Check out the “Pride2015” tag for more The school bell had rung, and we fled to the bus line-up. I searched you out your short, bleached-blonde hair shining, my own personal sun, my Read More

“Penelope Waiting” by Robin Sams

For the entire month of June RESTLESS is celebrating Pride by featuring work exclusively by LGBTQ writers. Check out the “Pride2015” tag for more tired of longing, she pulled out the hairs one by one a callous nod to beauty it wouldn’t do her much good alone in the tub, Read More

“Hi.” by Robin Sams

For the entire month of June RESTLESS is celebrating Pride by featuring work exclusively by LGBTQ writers. Check out the “Pride2015” tag for more   Robin A. Sams is a writer living on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. She has a B.A. in English with a concentration in creative writing and Read More