Anna Maria Hong

Anna Maria Hong is the author of the novella H & G, from Sidebrow Books, winner of the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Clarissa Dalloway Prize, and Age of Glass, winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s First Book Poetry Competition and the Poetry Society of America’s 2019 Norma Farber First Book Award. Her second poetry collection, Fablesque, won Tupelo Press’s Berkshire Prize and is forthcoming in June 2020.

Queue Ball

In the mode of Simone Muench and Jackie K. White’s “Queue,” draft your own feminist collaborative sonnet. Have one person write the first and third stanzas, and the other person compose the second and fourth stanzas,…


Blissed with the notion of forbidden lust, lothario
of forever-mantled satisfaction, prolong
this unreal engagement—senses multiplied and shunted
in constant theme and variation—prolapse, my wandering

Bref Double

Attune and attenuate,
love’s a minor magistrate
strapping a wand to her
inner moon, a pearled mound

Brute Blood

The poem begins with a literal bang, reminiscent of an airstrike—“A sudden blow: . . . ” That first phrase of William Butler Yeats’s “Leda and the Swan” is followed by a quatrain-long sentence describing how Zeus, in the form of a swan,