SWWIM publishes, celebrates, & promotes women, women-identifying & Femme-presenting writers through a Miami-based reading series & the online poetry journal SWWIM Every Day.

St. Suzy Waud of the WXGT

Let us not forget our songs

that sang us in our times

 

of powerlessness,

swirling in our sacrums like

 

soul’s Charybdis

as our legs walked to their beats

 

because our hearts were

 muffled AM stations,

 

hollow in their antiquated mono.

May we thank them on the daily

 

for their visions of crashing

waves and changing tides

 

when all we felt: feedback, static,

our own cluttered airwaves.


Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Jennifer Schomburg Kanke now lives in Tallahassee, Florida where she edits boring internal documents for Tallahassee Community College and is a poetry reader for Emrys. Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Nimrod, Court Green, and Gingerbread House.

 

On a Scale of 1-10

At the Scattering Garden