79th letter to Mars

by Veronica Lupinacci

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Veronica Lupinacci has an MFA in poetry from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She has taught creative writing from the elementary to the university level. Veronica severed as founder and editor-in-chief for Globe’s Wing Magazine and as assistant editor for Chautauqua. She currently teaches ESL to students in Beijing. She was a Finalist in the Gigantic Sequins 4th Annual Flash Fiction and Poetry Contest, nominated for Best of the Net Anthology 2016, and her work has appeared in The MCNeese Review, BOAAT Journal, The Pinch, The Ekphrastic Review, Gravel, and others.

What surprising, fascinating stuff can you tell us about the origin, drafting, and/or final version of “79th letter to Mars”?

“79th Letter to Mars” was born a collage poem— piles of papers, scissors, glue, and colored construction paper on the floor with wine, music, and open windows.


Congrats to Christopher Allen for having a work from HOUSEHOLD TOXINS being chosen to appear in BSF 2019 from Sonder Press.

Check out the write-up of the journal in The Writer.


Poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction/prose poetry submissions is now CLOSED. Check out our new category triptychs! The next submission period opens September 15, 2019; submit here.


09/05 • Richard Baldasty (1 of 4)
09/07 • Briel Felton
09/09 • Chelsea Stickle
09/11 • Jeffrey Spahr-Summers
09/12 • Richard Baldasty (2 of 4)
09/14 • Frances Badgett
09/16 • Sarah Russell
09/18 • Ryan Stone
09/19 • Richard Baldasty (3 of 4)
09/23 • TBD
09/25 • TBD
09/26 • Richard Baldasty (4 of 4)
09/30 • TBD
10/02 • TBD
10/03 • J.I. Kleinberg
10/07 • TBD
10/09 • TBD
10/10 • Lilian McCarthy
12/02 • Tara Campbell