fiction, poetry & more

2019
POETRY OPEN
Honorable Mention
$25 Award

WANT

by Shirley Jones-Luke

A hunger, but there is only dust.

Our brown fingers make figure eights

on the pantry’s shelves.

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Shirley Jones-Luke lives in Boston, Mass. She has an MA in English from UMass Boston and an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. Her work focuses on memoir and poetry. She has attended workshops at Colgate University, Hurston/Wright, Tin House, Breadloaf and VONA. Shirley is a Graduate Fellow at The Watering Hole Poetry Retreat. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled “Em/body.”