Cooper’s nod to Poe here is thick with tension, mystery, and visceral descriptions of the protagonist’s creepy predicament. She gives you a frightening blend of details and questions, leaving you to wonder exactly what is going on, just like the young woman in the story.
Category: 7 Reads We Recommend
Monthly staff picks of our favorite online reads.
7 Reads We Recommend for September: Fall/ing by Laurel Dowswell & Emily Ramser
“But you can see me under this green mesh” by Renée Francoeur in Squawk Back:
Francoeur covers her tenacious heroine with objects throughout this direct and hearty first person narrative, creating a highly charged set of cohesive scenes filled with symbolism and emotion…
7 Reads We Recommend: August by Laurel Dowswell & Emily Ramser
Lillian Ha’s poetry sings bittersweet melodies. Such insistent verbs move through me like gypsies, unbound and propelled forward.
7 Reads We Recommend for July: HEAT by Laurel Dowswell & Emily Ramser
The poem captures you, bringing you into this intimate moment, this intimate kingdom. Jones’ poem is one of the best pieces I have read in months, maybe even years.
7 Reads We Recommend: PRIDE Month by Laurel Dowswell and Emily Ramser
Reading this piece reminded me of having someone whisper in my ear to tell me an intimate secret. The words are quiet and soft, each sound running into the next.
7 Reads We Recommend: MAY by Laurel Dowswell & Emily Ramser
The cadence traveling throughout this poem made me feel like I was in her shoes, a fellow traveler, nearly hearing the footfalls. Mosher’s tale of love lost, love found…