2018 GNU Poetry


• 100 Billion Views by Clyde Always

• Something You Can Do by Jonathan Bracker

• Pennies for Survival by Clifford Browder

• Dance with God by Clifford Browder

• Motif by Dana Brown

• Eulogy for the Absurd by Anthony Chalk

• Motherless by Michael DeMaranville

• Of Two Caverns by Dom Fonce

• The Abandoned Megaplex On Gourzon by John Grey

• A Bar on Oxydene by John Grey

• Desiderium by Samantha Jacobs

• Eclipse by Samantha Jacobs

• German Lessons by Jen Karetnick

• On His Rosy Pads by Sandra Kolankiewicz

• Instructions on How to Draw a Human Heart by Calvina Liebig

• I Dropped My Phone on the Goddamn Sidewalk and I Think My Dignity Went With It Too by Keli MacDonald

• thetigerandthestate by John “Pigpen” Madigan

• Bald by Melanie Meyer

• My Soaring Boy by Sergio Ortiz

• An Evocation of Cinders by Richard King Perkins II

• Other Ragged Things by Richard King Perkins II

• Green by Timothy Tarkelly

• Infection by Chase Troxell



A Letter from the GNU Staff:

We would like to thank the writers who sent in their piece(s) to the GNU Staff for the Winter 2018 Publication. Writing is a solitary endeavor, and it takes a whole lot of sweat, tears, and angst to put one’s words on paper—let alone the self-talk and confidence required to share and/or submit completed work for publication consideration.

The dedication and continued support of the GNU Staff made the creation of this body of work a reality. Without the assistance of the editors/readers, as well as the unwavering support and guidance of Professor Frank Montesonti, this publication would not have been possible.