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Jason Morphew

Jason Morphew

Jason Morphew

Jason Morphew started life in a mobile home in Pike County, Arkansas; at UCLA he's completing his Ph.D dissertation, “Hamlet's Petrarchism.” He's published the poetry collection In Order to Commit Suicide, he's been interviewed about it in Quarterly West, and he read alongside Claudia Rankine and Afaa Michael Weaver at the 2014 Kingsley Tufts Award ceremony. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Gigantic, Foothill, Anamesa, Juxtaprose, Storm Cellar, Third Wednesday, and Juked; he’s been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. As a singer-songwriter he's released albums on the labels Brassland, Ba Da Bing!, Max, and Unread.

Work by This Artist

Slightly Higher God story art
By Jason Morphew

The effort to find redemption in the ignoble is great.

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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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