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New Jimmie Smith, Jr. Poem @ TheSkinnyPoetryJournal.com 4/2022

Just take a literary stroll in the Featured Poetry section.
Jimmie. Smith. Jr. Chicago. Strong.
A Skinny for the CRT Call and Response

https://www.theskinnypoetryjournal.com/featured-poetry

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New Ingrid Bruck Poem @ TheSkinnyPoetryJournal.com 4/2022

Just take a literary stroll in the Featured Poetry section.
Beautiful. Ingrid. Bruck. Poetry.
https://www.theskinnypoetryjournal.com/featured-poetry

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A New Site: A New Call

Dear Poetry Family:
The new version of The Skinny Poetry Journal now lives online
at http://www.theskinnypoetryjournal.com. Start spreading the news. ‘)
Blessings and gratitude always,
truth

The Skinny Poetry Journal is pleased to announce both its new website (https://www.theskinnypoetryjournal.com/) and its new “CRT and Me” Call for Submissions. We are looking for great poetry that documents Critical Race Theory (CRT) as it is Krazy glued to American history and the American present.

Submissions on the subject of “CRT and Me” will be accepted until May 5, 2022. TSPJ seeks your finest, most authentic, work. To submit your Skinnys for publishing consideration, please email them to: theskinnypoetryjournal@gmail.com with your poem, or poems, copied into the body of your email. Full submission fee guidelines and rules of the form are available on the website.

TSPJ is edited by Truth Thomas and a team of other D.C.– based poets. Feel free to share the attached/embedded flyer broadly and help us spread the word about this healing-aimed, very needed call.

The Skinny Poetry Journal
Twitter: @TheSkinnyPJ
https://www.theskinnypoetryjournal.com/

“Seagull” by Em Hollern

Seagull

i call my family for dinner, and
eat
an
unattended
fry,
eat
a
child’s
sandwich;
eat,
and i call my family for dinner.

Em Hollern
1/2022

Em Hollern is a junior at Arrowhead Union High School. Hollern has been writing fiction as a hobby for three years. She enjoys composing poetry as either a serious creative outlet, or just for fun.

“Paper Thin” by Max Rebella

Paper Thin

Paper thin kids.
Plain.
Not
hungry
but
Plain
and
lacking
depth.
Plain
kids, paper thin.

Max Rebella
1/2022

Max Rebella is a junior at Arrowhead Union High School. He enjoys skiing, track, reading, and hanging out with friends. This was Rebella’s first attempt at composing a Skinny and, like TSPJ, he is extremely happy with how it turned out.

The Poetry of Brishanna Malysa

A Child I was
Child
Crayons
Drawing
Laughing
Child
No
Don’t
Touch

Child,
I was a Child.

Brishanna Malysa
1/2022

Brishanna Malysa, whose nickname is “Bri,” is a junior at Arrowhead Union High School. She likes to write in her free time and she enjoyed composing a Skinny. Malysa likes to write about more serious topics and this poem is powerful evidence of that fact.

The Poetry of Caitlyn Klopp

The man in the moon
Smiles,
watching
bats
fly,
Smiles,
stars
crossing
him,
Smiles,
The man in the moon.

Caitlyn Klopp
1/2022

Caitlyn Klopp is a junior at Arrowhead Union High School. She enjoys baking, reading, and cheerleading. Klopp had never tried writing a Skinny before this, but she immensely enjoyed the process. TSPJ immensely enjoys the confection of her composition.

The Poetry of Riley Rogers

The bodies drop.
Falling
bodies,
bullets
flying,
Falling
bombs,
exploding
corpses,
Falling
The bodies drop.

Riley Rogers
1/2022

Riley Rogers is a junior at Arrowhead Union High School. He enjoys getting out and driving around with friends and family, along with playing some tennis in the summer. Rogers had never written a Skinny before, but found it an interesting challenge. TSPJ greatly appreciates his creative efforts.

“February 12th” by Nathan Goodreau

February 12th

Gone too fast
Dad
breathe
no
screams
Dad
gasps
death
gone
Dad
gone too fast

Nathan Goodreau
1/2022
______________________

Nathan Goodreau is a senior at Arrowhead Union High School. This poem is about his dad’s passing (about which, TSPJ extends its sincere condolences). Goodreau enjoys working on diesel trucks for recreation, as well as in the automotive industry. This was his “first go” at a Skinny and, like him, all of us at the journal are very impressed with how it turned out.

The Poetry of Chandler Maniscalco

Clocking into work
Long
Sauce
Cheese
Toppings
Long
Wrap
Cashier
Dishes
Long
Clocking into work

Chandler Maniscalco
1/2022
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Chandler Maniscalco is a senior at Arrowhead Union High School. In his free time, he likes to lift weights, play guitar and cook. He wrote this poem simply about his regular work shift and it was my first time writing a Skinny. TSPJ is happy to share this authentic picture, one noble slice of his life.