Author Archive

Rachel Swatzell | TTR Student Staff Book Review

By • Jan 15th, 2019 • Category: Reviews

Click here to read a review of Emily O’Neill’s poetry collection, a falling knife has no handle.



Featured Artist: Jessica Cogar

By • Dec 2nd, 2018 • Category: Featured Artist

TTR’s new Featured Artist Editor Jennie Frost brings you Jessica Cogar. Enjoy.



Jessica Cogar

By • Dec 2nd, 2018 • Category: Featured Artist

WHAT I AM TRYING TO TELL YOU IS Her name could have been anything, anything wet and unburning. Besides, you don’t need a name to make a prayer: like all air, they resist such things. Invocation is tricky. You never who will come when you call. You can end up with things you never asked […]



Jessica Coger

By • Dec 2nd, 2018 • Category: Featured Artist

SUMMER STUDY For summer: swallow the petal and the bee and blow first-rate sour diesel into my mouth. This is what you do in Ohio, you’re gonna fit right in. In Ohio we cherish our hauntings, but it’s okay—you’ll learn to share. Ohio’s most important lesson is to love unconditionally and I’m afraid I need […]



Jessica Cogar

By • Dec 2nd, 2018 • Category: Featured Artist

ORIGIN STORY WITH CAR CRASH A squeal of brakes. / Or is it a birth cry?  =========—Sylvia Plath   I was the only one in the car. All at once I was not in the car, I was driving my mother’s car down the onramp I could drive with my eyes closed—could you tell me […]



TTR 2019 poised to be astounding

By • Nov 27th, 2018 • Category: TTR News

You will want to get yourself in (& your hands on) this issue.



Justin Phillip Reed celebrates launch of Indecency at Old Oak Festival

By • Apr 28th, 2018 • Category: TTR News

Order your copy of Indecency today.



Phillips selects Stella Reed for 2018 chapbook prize

By • Apr 28th, 2018 • Category: Contest Winners, Literary Prizes

Big congratulations to Stella Reed of Sante Fe, NM.



Featured Artist: Adam Day

By • Oct 4th, 2017 • Category: Featured Artist

We’re pleased as Punch to feature poems by Adam Day, TTR Contributing Editor and author of MODEL OF A CITY IN CIVIL WAR. Day’s “Juhan Ahfel” appears in the 2018 issue of TTR. Feast your eyes on other works of his here.



Adam Day

By • Oct 4th, 2017 • Category: Featured Artist

Sakya   Refuge for slum folk whose grandparents still believe in magic prepare to become atomic scientists on the streets. A man ducks in and out of traffic shouts and throws imaginary grenades that actually exploded in War or boy gangsters wield homemade pistols. He saw a face in the fog but it was only […]