collaborative work by

Danielle Badra & E. Rhodes Thompson


Mother Once Told

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*left-hand column is from E. Rhodes Thompson


Danielle Badra received her BA in creative writing from Kalamazoo College (2008) and her MFA in Poetry at George Mason University (2017). Her poems have appeared in Outlook Springs, 45th Parallel, The California Journal of Poetics, Bourgeon Online Journal, The Greensboro Review, and Rabbit Catastrophe Press (forthcoming). Dialogue with the Dead (Finishing Line Press, 2015) is her first chapbook, a collection of contrapuntal poems in dialogue with her deceased sister. Her manuscript, Child of the Universe, was a finalist for the 2017 Berkshire Prize for Poetry from Tupelo Press.

E. Rhodes Thompson is an MFA graduate student at George Mason University. They are the co editor-in-chief of Hellscape & the current poetry editor of So to Speak, a feminist literary journal. A few of their honors include the 2017 Mark Craver Poetry Award & finalist of the 2016 Jane Lumley Prize. Their current work has been featured or is forthcoming in Juked, DELUGE, Hermeneutic Chaos, Spy Kids Review, Bad Pony, & elsewhere.