by Mia Herman


but then my lips quickly close

around a feathered apology


capturing the bird already

freed into the evening sky



Mia Herman is a writer and editor living in New York. Her work has appeared in Atticus ReviewBarren MagazineBellevue Literary ReviewF(r)ictionGhost City ReviewHunger MountainLiterary Mama[PANK]Potomac Review, and Third Coast, among others. Awards for her writing include an Honorable Mention in the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest, nomination for the Best of the Net, and finalist for the Frontier Poetry New Voices Fellowship. Mia holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Hofstra University and currently serves as the Nonfiction Editor for F(r)iction magazine. Follow her on Twitter @MiaMHerman.


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