from "Portrait of a Small Town at Golden Hour"
by Eli Karren
Pruned hands / cupping the sunset, splashing it around, panning for what / lay at the bottom. What lay at the bottom of all this.
from "Your Fascination with Beyoncé, NASCAR, Crime and Death"
by Elizabeth Marie Young
Our skin, our spit, our sweat, our fireflies, our cousins, our gravitational pull, / Our primary care providers, our reusable plastic bags,
from "To the Man in Line for Tacos Who Isn't Brian"
by Kate Kearns
Brian-browed with eyes Brian-blue you were Brian for sure til you / spoke. Your voice its un-Brian baritone saved me. So glad to see you / him
from "Bad Habits on a National Level"
by Clara Trippe
The news declares the number of people dead every hour: / they had drowned in their own lungs. Meanwhile: / flowers across the deserts of the Southwest open
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Sugar was founded in 2009 by John Kippen, Nano Taggart, Jerry VanIeperen, and Natalie Young. At the time, it was the only independent, print poetry journal in Utah. Our name is based on both our location and desire to publish sticky, heart-racing, sweet, sweet addictive poetry. Sugar House is a neighborhood within Salt Lake City, named after the sugar beet factory of the Deseret Manufacturing Company (1851–1855).