Young Poets, Part III

December 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

H.O.W. Journal is thrilled to publish the third part of our selection of poems by younger poets, curated by Catherine Pond. Enjoy!

Austen Rosenfeld:


Alienation finds a new form in ‘Codicil,’ a fastidious monologue which spirals into the surreal. Austen Rosenfeld is a poet and freelance writer from Los Angeles who works at a literary agency and lives in Brooklyn.

Amy Silbergeld:
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New England Gothic’ is at once fierce and timid, disturbing and lucid. In plain-spoken language, this narrative poem exposes the psychology of abuse. Amy Silbergeld’s work has appeared or is upcoming in Fence, NAP, The Rumpus, metazen, No, Dear, and elsewhere.

Heather Sommer:

With chilling control, ‘Black Box’ & ‘Eulogy’ embody the horrific and indescribable nature of trauma. Heather Sommer is an MFA candidate at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She grew up in Wisconsin.

Alexandra Zelman-Doring:
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Mythic and entrancing, ‘Hebrew Melody’ is an empathetic song of longing and of loss.
Alexandra Zelman-Doring is co-founder of Throes Theater.


Young Poets, Part II

December 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

H.O.W. Journal is thrilled to publish the second part of our selection of younger poets. Click on each name to read their poems. Enjoy!

EJ Koh:

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Beyoncé’s Quadruple Platinum Single’ explodes the scope of America’s most famous pop lyrics to encompass the darker, more complex sensations which pulse beneath the mundane.
EJ Koh blogs at and she tumbles poetry at


Dan Kraines:
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In the poems ‘Licht’ and ‘Next Door,’ Kraines creates, with frightening clarity and precision, an atmosphere which enacts the speaker’s fractured psychology.
Dan Kraines teaches in Maryland and is a Masters candidate in Social Thought and Modernism at NYU.

Julia Anna Morrison:
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With characteristic eloquence and startling emotional power, ‘Primary’ and ‘Normal-Sized Stars’ submerge the reader in Morrison’s realm of longing and loss, in which tragedies are mirrored by the natural world and time itself cannot be held accountable. Julia Anna Morrison is a second year MFA candidate at the University of Iowa. She is from Alpharetta, Georgia.

June Rockefeller:
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‘When the River Freezes’ is an oneiric vision in which Rockefeller’s gentle voice examines, with quietude, the mortality we all must come to terms with. June Rockefeller is pursuing an MFA at Emerson College where she serves as the Poetry Editor of Redivider. She is also the Editorial Assistant for the online journal Memorious.

Young Poets and Meet our New Editor: Catherine Pond

December 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

H.O.W. Journal would like to welcome Catherine Pond as our new associate poetry editor.  By way of introduction, she has curated a selection of younger poets.  Here is the first part of that selection.
Honor Moore, poetry editor

Kirsten Abel:

In her poems ‘To the Puget Sound’ and ‘Returning to New York City from Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i,’ Abel copes with memory and the transition between states, both physical and mental, with formidable grace. Kirsten Abel graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle. She lives in Connecticut with her husband.

P. Scott Cunningham:

In this new translation of ‘Exile,’ originally written in the Spanish by revolutionary Argentinian poet and feminist Alejandra Pizarnik, Cunningham elucidates the dreams and visions of one haunted, and haunting, female voice. P. Scott Cunningham lives in Miami, FL, where he is the director of the O, Miami Poetry Festival.

Liz Dosta:
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‘Nimble Cumulonimbus’ and ‘Bald and Wild’ resound with music, warbling forward on their own mysterious logic. Liz Dosta is a Teaching Fellow and MFA candidate in Poetry at Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn.

MK Foster:


MK Foster’s tour-de-force ‘Nocturne for the Eleventh Hour’ is a recursive nocturne that explores the phenomenology of the elements in relation to psychological trauma and personal identity. Foster currently lives in Washington D.C. and studies poetry in the M.F.A. program at the University of Maryland at College Park.

Amber Galeo:

With curious verve and deeply felt longing, Galeo exposes the darker side of devotion in her poem ‘Hibernaculum.’ Amber Galeo is an MFA candidate in Poetry at Columbia University and works at the Academy of American Poets.

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