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.

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“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.


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