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Kelly Fordon’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review (KRO), Rattle, The Florida Review, The Windsor Review, The Montreal Review and various other journals. Her poetry chapbook, On the Street Where We Live, won the 2011 Standing Rock Chapbook Contest. Her poetry chapbook, Tell Me When It Starts to Hurt, was published by Kattywompus Press in April 2013 and her third poetry chapbook, The Witness, was published by Kattywompus Press in 2016 and won the Eric Hoffer Award for the chapbook. It was also shortlisted for the Grand Prize. Her novel-in-stories, Garden for the Blind, was published by Wayne State University Press in 2015. It has been chosen as a Michigan Notable Book, an IPPY finalist for the short story, a Foreword Rev ...more

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My Personal Favorite: TDwella

At this moment in time, which of your own poems is your personal favorite, and why?





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INNER CITY OUTCRY





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fibrous
fungus, a skinny wormy infestation of life





a hate
seeker, death-dealer. They are dark black





murderous
souls who





bruise
bones, make thick crimes





fake
their fears then speak quiet lies for





sluggish
judgements of favor. Their lives





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