New Shoots 26

26Subversion best typifies the works in this anthology: of expectations, of literary tropes, and of the page. The poem “Breaking Barriers” is rooted in its self-awareness, the experimentations exploding on the page. “Where I Belong” is a prose excerpt of a young protagonist who is passionate about cooking and not law and accounting, much to her mother’s disappointment. “The Wolf and Red” is a longer poem that subverts the classic narration of the old folk take. “Him and Her” is a short story about what should lead to a break-up, told in three points of view. The poem “In the Icebox” experiments with space to show the tensions in falling icicles.

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