autumn/winter 2012-2013

The latest issue of Chaparral features a knock-out lineup of vital new voices. These young writers are exploring all the ways the sacred makes itself known in the details of each day. Skin color and menstruation, slick black streets, an orphan “held tight by wind.” The speaker in “Dress” is sweeping “broken glass, gorgeous arguments” and “hair” from a marble floor–and we, too, are compelled by these poems to collect all the beautiful shards of living.

I.S. Jonesautumn/winter 2014-15
Palms Open Love Fading
Angels Made of Charcoal Outlines

I.S. Jones

Jermaine SimpsonA Holy Surrender

Jermaine Simpson

Robin SmithThe Kind of Blue
Capes and Comics

Robin Smith

Lisa MechamJetsam

Lisa Mecham

Nicole DunasLoving Ampersand Marooning In The Frozen Dawn

Nicole Dunas

Jessica PatapoffSecret Underskin of Families
Listening to Italian Music When You Only Speak English

Jessica Patapoff

Cody DeitzMy Favorite Gods
Story for Night

Cody Deitz

Gayane HaroutyunyanDress

Gayane Haroutyunyan

Jordan GuevaraTreachery of Images

Jordan Guevara