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And as the sky shifts pink to
accommodate the day, I make a
hole for a small soul in my throat.


“Somewhere between the spray (weft) and the moon, the sibylline witness Apocalune. Take heed—"

— Reed Bye

“An ocean. Ella Longpre is a protean poet. She shows us how to learn from fear instead of worshipping it."

— Joseph Braun


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Ella Longpre

is the author of How to Keep You Alive (Civil Coping Mechanisms 2017), as well as three chapbooks. Her work has appeared in journals, magazines, and anthologies. She has worked as editor at the Fanzine, Bombay Gin, Something on Paper, and other journals. Ella received an MFA in Writing & Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University, where she was named the 2013 Anne Waldman Fellow. She is now a PhD candidate at the University of Denver. She lives and writes in Colorado with her partner and two cats, where she makes music in the band Giselle and the Willys.