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Issue 11: January 2022
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By Jackie Chou



He’s not meant for me. My sister says. He’s meant to be wild. Apparently she has given up trying to capture this extremely deft backyard kitten, whom she considered bringing into her home.

the cat 

says it best 
with his eyes 

why you 
talking to me 
do I know you 


Jackie Chou
Issue 11, January 2022

writes free verses, rhyming poems, and Japanese short-form poetry. Her work has been published in, among others, Lummox and Highland Park Poetry (the latter of which nominated one of her poems for a Pushcart Prize). In 2018, Hidden Constellation nominated her poem “Father, father” for the Best of the Net Anthology. Her poems have been anthologized in Dear Mr. President (Journal of American Poetry 21; published by Chicago Poetry Press, 2018), Naughty Nuts & Bolts (Creative Talents Unleashed, 2019), and Mollyhouse: Issue 3 (Handtype Press, 2021).

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