Jennifer Hanks


gar child was born spotted and small / translucent with lips like thrice-chewed taffy / from her mother / from an egg / Who knows these things / Who knows how the skeleton made its concessions / so she was barely fish / only her legs covered with sawtooth scales / only her ankles blessed with fins

Jennifer Hanks is the author of two forthcoming chapbooks, Prophet Fever (Hyacinth Girl Press) and The Unsteady Planet (Instar Books), a collaboration with illustrator Julie Herndon. Her work has appeared in Arcadia, Ghost Ocean, Menacing Hedge, Muzzle, [PANK], and Word Riot, among other journals. She is an assistant editor for Sundress Publications and an MFA candidate at the University of New Orleans.

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