Pigeon Pages Interview
with Laura Sims

“Welcome rejection, or at least learn to live with it, because it is never-ending in the writer’s life. That sounds depressing, I know, but really if you can accept that rejection is simply part of the writing life, you can dilute the power it has over you.”

Read more of our interview with Laura Sims here.

“Things We Drowned In the Rain Barrel”

"You must be willing to sting and bite. You must carry a living victim down into the lair and make a sacrifice to love. This and many other things we could teach you, if we became your mothers."

Read more of Mary Haidri’s story here.

“Too Me Again”

"I don’t know how many years it took to stop hiding / behind the right way of saying, and just say, plant // the stick in the ground and claim this language / like land.”

Read Allison Albino’s poem here.

“Love Poem From A Small-Town Minnesota Gas Station”

"Praise, praise, to the great store clerk in the sky! // For I was hungry, and he said, 'try the cheese curds.’ ”

Read Josh Lefkowitz’s poem here.

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