about the author

Stevie Edwards spent her formative years in Lansing, MI, and currently lives and works in Chicago, IL. She is Editor in Chief/Founder of MUZZLE, an online literary magazine, and she is currently working on her first book of poetry (tentatively titled “Good Grief”). She is a Real Talk Ave. Artist, a Co-curator of Real Talk Live, and a former Artist in Residence with Vox Ferus. Her work has appeared in several literary journals, including Word Riot, PANK Magazine, and Monkeybicycle. She completed her BA at Albion College (a liberal arts school in Michigan) in 2009, where she worked as Poetry & Fiction Editor for the Albion Review. She plans to pursue an MFA in creative writing sometime in the not-too-distant future. She is doing pretty okay for 23 most days.

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Bacon & Butter

Stevie Edwards

I was raised on the principle
that bacon & butter can make anything better.
I watched my two-job Dad grease groans from
his waking bones, growing wide as a penance
for his absence. I’d like to grow wide
as a field if it means I can lie down
in myself while sky waits
on sun to rise.

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