Carrie Chappell is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans’ Creative Writing Workshop. Some of her work has appeared in Bateau, Belleville Park Pages, Blue Mesa Review, Harpur Palate, The Iowa Review, Parcel, Paris Lit Up, and The Volta. Currently, she serves as Assistant Editor of Sundog Lit and lives in Paris, France.
what is the tongue as it passes. all the things
it. through her, makes her flip a switch. take
does it cry to music. is it working. with method.
to possess. either. why does it think it knows color.
wilts in pernod. what in this tongue is trying. to get
what is it heeding. what is it calling. calls to it. what
car, squeaky at the edges. what is its terror. its depth.
Artwork by Nashmia Haroon