H.O.W. Journal would like to welcome Catherine Pond as our new associate poetry editor. By way of introduction, she has curated a selection of younger poets. Here is the first part of that selection.
—Honor Moore, poetry editor
In her poems ‘To the Puget Sound’ and ‘Returning to New York City from Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i,’ Abel copes with memory and the transition between states, both physical and mental, with formidable grace. Kirsten Abel graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle. She lives in Connecticut with her husband.
P. Scott Cunningham:
In this new translation of ‘Exile,’ originally written in the Spanish by revolutionary Argentinian poet and feminist Alejandra Pizarnik, Cunningham elucidates the dreams and visions of one haunted, and haunting, female voice. P. Scott Cunningham lives in Miami, FL, where he is the director of the O, Miami Poetry Festival.
‘Nimble Cumulonimbus’ and ‘Bald and Wild’ resound with music, warbling forward on their own mysterious logic. Liz Dosta is a Teaching Fellow and MFA candidate in Poetry at Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn.
MK Foster’s tour-de-force ‘Nocturne for the Eleventh Hour’ is a recursive nocturne that explores the phenomenology of the elements in relation to psychological trauma and personal identity. Foster currently lives in Washington D.C. and studies poetry in the M.F.A. program at the University of Maryland at College Park.
With curious verve and deeply felt longing, Galeo exposes the darker side of devotion in her poem ‘Hibernaculum.’ Amber Galeo is an MFA candidate in Poetry at Columbia University and works at the Academy of American Poets.