For love of these works and in hopes of securing their authors a broader readership, we’ve selected the following texts as SPRA‘s salvos into Pushcart’s storied arena:

Michelle Chen’s poem “Homeless Man with Bird on the Train”
Lee Colin Thomas’ poem “Here and Hiding”
Sean Mahoney’s poem “Highland Park”
Robert D. Kirvel’s short fiction piece “Carry-On Violation”

—best of luck, friends.