there are times
you think of the child:
cruel and bloody,
not much bigger than a fist,
the one that abandoned you first.
Janeen Pergrin Rastall lives in Gordon, MI (population 2). She is the author of In the Yellowed House (dancing girl press 2014). Her work has appeared in several publications including: The Raleigh Review, Dunes Review, Prime Number Magazine, Atticus Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Heron Tree and The Fourth River. In 2015, she was a finalist for Poet Laureate of the Upper Peninsula. Wayne State University Press (2013) and Border Crossing (2014) nominated her poetry for the Pushcart Prize.
T.A. Noonan is the author of several books and chapbooks, most recently The Midway Iterations(Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015), Fall (Lucky Bastard Press, 2015), and The Ep[is]odes: a reformulation of Horace (Noctuary Press, 2016). Her work has appeared in Reunion: The Dallas Review, Menacing Hedge, LIT, West Wind Review, Ninth Letter, Phoebe, and others. A weightlifter, artist, teacher, priestess, and all-around woman of action, she is the Vice President and Associate Editor of Sundress Publications.