MORE GROWL than girl
after coming back home (under duress)
i'm not asking for much
fantasy (with mid-august heat)
More Growl Than Girl
After Coming Back Home (Under Duress)
I'm Not Asking for Much
Fantasy (with Mid-August Heat)
DESPY BOUTRIS's writing has been published in Copper Nickel, Guernica, Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, Agni, American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, and elsewhere. She serves as Editor-in-Chief of The West Review.
To give witness to and recognize value of the facets of the self in all their prismatic glory.
These hand-cut collages—created with found photos, printed text, and transparent tape—focus in on the GHOSTS aspect of this issue’s theme. In conjunction, they work together to weave a loose narrative exploring my move back to my hometown—an experience that left me reckoning with the specter of my past, and fumbling toward some sort of future.