Ritika Pansare, oh my, what gorgeous and artsy encouragements, thank you for reminding us the importance of self.
Lara Katz, I read "I may have a sweet tooth but no need for Papa to
Be a black lung" and a moan arose.
Alia Shaukat, yours ends in a beautiful personification which gives your already atypical but honest piece an edge.
Nadja Farjami, wow, yes. I found your poem heartfelt and intense even whilst being so concise.
Ugonna Owoh, your piece embodies such tremendous strentght through such a well-thought and well-articulated content.