Two Poems by Alexis Pope and Joshua Young

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Alexis Pope is the author of Soft Threat (2014), as well as three chapbooks. Poetry and nonfiction work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, cream city review, Hobart, Poor Claudia, Prelude, The Volta, and West Branch, among others. Pope lives in Chicago with her daughter.

Joshua Young is the author of THE HOLY GHOST PEOPLE (2014) and Psalms for the Wreckage (forthcoming 2017), both from Plays Inverse Press, as well as three other collections and a split-chapbook, Sedro-Woolley Days: A Damien Jurado Mixtape, alongside Talin Tahajian. His work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Puerto del Sol, Salt Hill, Fugue, cream city review, Public Pool, and Court Green, among others. He is Editor-in-Chief for The Lettered Streets Press and works at the University of Chicago. He lives in the Albany Park neighborhood with two humans.