The man in the first row says, Gimme a girl who smokes red cigarettes while asking us occupational questions. So I ash into his hat brim & say, What do you do, sir? Do you like being profiled by the entertainment police? The man hands me his bowler and says, Gimme Liza in a backless vest perched on top of… [Read More]
Karyna McGlynn is the author of Hothouse (Sarabande 2017), I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl (Sarabande 2009), and three chapbooks. Her poems have recently appeared in The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Black Warrior Review, AGNI, and the Academy of American Poet’s Poem-A-Day. Her honors include the Hopwood Award, the Verlaine Prize, and the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry. She recently received her PhD from the University of Houston, where she was the managing editor of Gulf Coast. She is currently the Diane Middlebrook Fellow in Poetry at the University of Wisconsin, where she serves as the senior poetry editor for Devil’s Lake.