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Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature
Issue 9: Spring 2018
Ekphrastic Tanka: 22 words

(Montana twilight)

by Ellaraine Lockie

Montana twilight
Eventide in San Pedro
The same sun setting
You and I the free spirits
who always see the same star


Photograph: Sunset Over Montana Homestead, by Ellaraine Lockie

Sunset Over Montana Homestead
Photograph by Ellaraine Lockie
Copyright © by the author. All rights reserved.


Photograph: Sunset Over San Pedro, by Alexis Rhone Fancher

Sunset Over San Pedro
Photograph by Alexis Rhone Fancher
Copyright © by the artist. All rights reserved.


Ellaraine Lockie
Issue 9, Spring 2018

is widely published and awarded as a poet, nonfiction book author, and essayist. Tripping with the Top Down is her thirteenth chapbook. Earlier collections have won Poetry Forum’s Chapbook Contest Prize, the 2013 Women’s National Book Association’s Poetry Prize, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival Chapbook Competition, Encircle Publications Chapbook Contest, Best Individual Poetry Collection Award from Purple Patch magazine in England, and the Aurorean’s Chapbook Choice Award. Ellaraine teaches writing workshops and serves as poetry editor for the lifestyles magazine Lilipoh.


Alexis Rhone Fancher
Issue 9, Spring 2018

is the author of How I Lost My Virginity To Michael Cohen and other heart stab poems (2014), State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies (2015), and Enter Here (2017). Her photos are published worldwide, including a spread in River Styx and on the covers of Witness, Heyday, The Chiron Review, The Mas Tequila Review, and Nerve Cowboy. A multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, Alexis is poetry editor of Cultural Weekly.

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