if the curved part of the D doesn’t sweep under the stick part like a scarf blowing in fall wind i tear up the cardboard and start over i worry whether to underline “free” before “pre-school” (will that alienate conservatives?) (and does that make “free” look like it’s lying on a stretcher?) i break the line after “an economy that works” because who wouldn’t want that and i’ve written “justice” with a closed loop “j” as if it’s screwing shut its eyes can’t look what i mean, Valued Voter is that actually i am trying to imagine your eyes as they trundle up and down the peaks and valleys of my letters dragging the red wagon of understanding behind them and the wagon is full of apples and really if you count them there are enough apples to share
Doritt Carroll is a native of Washington, DC. She received her undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University. Doritt is the winner of Harbor Review’s The Washburn Chapbook Prize. In addition, she was a finalist for the Julia Darling poetry prize. Her poems have appeared in Main Street Rag, North American Review, Coal City Review, Eunoia Review, and Cherry Tree, among others. Her collection GLTTL STP was published by Brickhouse Books in 2013. Her chapbook Sorry You Are Not An Instant Winner was published in 2017 by Kattywompus.
Editor-in-Chief Laura Lee Washburn is a University Professor, the Director of Creative Writing at Pittsburg State University in Kansas, and the author of This Good Warm Place: 10thAnniversary Expanded Edition (March Street) and Watching the Contortionists (Palanquin Chapbook Prize). Her poetry has appeared in such journals as Carolina Quarterly, Ninth Letter, The Sun, Red Rock Review, and Valparaiso Review. Harbor Review‘s micro-chap prize is named in her honor.