From the Giraffe in the Lobby of a Metropolitan Hospital in Portland, Oregon

Carolyn Martin is blissfully retired in Clackamas, OR, where she gardens, writes, and plays with creative friends. Her poems have appeared in publications throughout the US and UK including Antiphon, Stirring, Naugatuck River Review and Persimmon Tree. Her second collection, The Way a Woman Knows, was released by The Poetry Box, Portland, OR, in February 2015. Carolyn served as […]

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The Aging Stuff

(spoilers ahead, on Netflix and in life) It’s early on Monday morning. I’m sitting in a coffee shop, staring into a blank screen, tasked with writing but not knowing where to start. It’s hard not to listen to the two women sitting at the table next to me, one of them having recently gone through […]

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Object Recognition

Mover, shaker & magic-maker, Tai Woodville is a Portland-based writer who authors a popular philosophy blog, Parallax—a resource for the modern dreamer, which she calls “a quester’s companion.” Her chapbook of poems (“Pollen,” issued under the name Tai Carmen) is available online, released by Finishing Line Press. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from UCSB’s […]

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A Coven in Essex County | Prologue

J.M. Yales is a queer identifying female writer currently living in Chicago, IL, but originally from Milwaukee, WI. Her start in feminist commentary came from personal blogging, but was expanded by FemPop Magazine between 2012 and 2014. Her writing and research interests include the representation of minority populations in Science Fiction genres and the Arts. Yales refers […]

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Compassion

Tricia Knoll is an Oregon poet whose work appears widely in journals and anthologies. Her poetry collections include her full-length book Ocean’s Laughter  (Aldrich Press, 2016) and her chapbook Urban Wild (Finishing Line Press, 2014). This poem appeared first on Visual Verse. Common advice – walk in his shoes. rub where his socks wrinkle, soles […]

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Pride

Erika Star was raised by a pack of Trekkies. Originally from Wisconsin, she decided to live out her womyn’s fest fantasies in the Lesbian Mecca, Portland, Oregon. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Entertainment Management and after studying at Second City Chicago, chose the glamorous profession of comedy writing. Most people wish she had her […]

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Song In Spite of HB2

    I am not           watching the news                  We are                the news the ones that break            and help break    laws A colleague warned me     before the protest      they’re taking names if you want to go quietly instead             and I see        job loss                    run rumored and rampant     but I am young     […]

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Welcome to Visitant

Hello! On this most auspicious of days, I am pleased to announce the launch of Visitant (www.visitantlit.com), an international online literary outlet for emerging and established writers. With this site, we have created a home for experimental forms of expression, which includes fiction, nonfiction, translations, multimedia essays, poetry, art, and interviews. Visitant is a new […]

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