From 10.2: I Slaughtered Your Horses by Marlena Bontas

Marlena Bontas's poetry appears in Rock & Sling 10.2. Of  "I Slaughtered Your Horses," she writes: "I believe there is a deep connection between faith and literature. The most obvious one is the Bible, as there is a great narrative built around the time before and after Christ. The Book of Revelation is closely related to … Continue reading From 10.2: I Slaughtered Your Horses by Marlena Bontas

Pushcart nominee, On Apophasis and a Bee, by Karen An-hwei Lee

our fourth nominee, from issue 10.2 On Apophasis and a Bee     A buttered roll and a dinner bee are not in this line. Orthography is a roll baked at a spelling contest. The spotlights on the spellers, I mean, burning at roll call. See, neither role-play nor dinner rolls. On apophasis, a translator … Continue reading Pushcart nominee, On Apophasis and a Bee, by Karen An-hwei Lee

Pushcart nominee: Seven Lessons from the Book of Sharks, by Rob Carney

our second nominee, from issue 10.1 Seven Lessons  from the Book of Sharks Before mountains rose from the ocean so clouds had somewhere to arrive, before ice carved canyons and brought the valleys soil, before seeds taught Color to everything and Color turned Quiet into birds, before people and singing and feathers ornamenting dancers there … Continue reading Pushcart nominee: Seven Lessons from the Book of Sharks, by Rob Carney

An Interview with R&S Contributor Susie Meserve

by Terra Ojeda Susie Meserve was born and raised outside of Boston, Massachusetts, but has lived on the West coast for most of her adult life. She is a poet, essayist, and memoirist whose essays have recently appeared in Salon, Elle, OffbeatMama.com, the journal of The Santa Fe Writers Project, and The New York Times … Continue reading An Interview with R&S Contributor Susie Meserve

An Interview with R&S Contributor Ashley Roach-Freiman

by Rebekah Bresee Ashley Roach-Freiman wrote “Red Bird Elegy” and "poem with a line by andrew freiman," which appear in Rock & Sling 9.2. She is pursuing an MFA in creative writing at the University of Memphis, where she is Poetry Editor of The Pinch. Her poems are also featured in Dunes Review and THRUSH Poetry Journal. … Continue reading An Interview with R&S Contributor Ashley Roach-Freiman