from "flannery o’connor and i go bowling"
by Maria Zoccola
a lane is also an aisle. a ball is also a weight. / i bought her a ninety-cent fountain drink / that in her hands morphed into a pitcher of light,
from "Self Portrait"
by Samantha Samakande
December coming out the rear / of the worst blizzard to drop / by the east coast in years the yawning / door a snare of a mouth collecting / lookers like the white gunks
from "On the Drive Down"
by Jeremy Rock
I’ve resolved never / to meet these houses away from the road for fear // they’d try to keep me, so I hold an even sixty-two / in a fifty-five and watch the pawn shops fade
from "Portrait of my brother with his habit"
by Kiyoko Reidy
like a cartoon / he traced his wants onto air / and they solidified, he drew windows / on his arms and they filled in with stars, / black holes the size of a needle’s / point,
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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).