From Issue 11: Aftermath

N.L. Shompole

I have been

wrecked & ravaged,

my belly

is a sea

I am

reeking of


AUTHORBIO NLShompoleN.L. Shompole was born in Kenya and currently lives, works and writes in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. She is the author of four poetry collections including her debut chapbook Cassiopeia at Midnight, 2013. Her latest collection Spectre Specter Blue Ravine was released November 2015 to spectacular reviews. Shompole can be found at: and