Monica Lewis

Monica Lewis lives in Brooklyn, New York and holds an MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts. Both her fiction and nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Apogee, AAWW’s The Margins, and The James Franco Review, and her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Rust + Moth, The Boiler Journal, Yes, Poetry, FLAPPERHOUSE, Breadcrumbs, the Shade Journal, and the anthology, “TOUCHING: Poems of Love, Longing, and Desire” by Fearless Books, among others. She is a VONA/Voices alumna and an assistant editor at NOONAnnual. Her full collection of poetry, a collaboration with Joanna Valente, is forthcoming in 2017 by Unknown Press.





my love, you will always be


an underwater

thing set way

ward, upside

down on the flip

side, fins forced to

fly through clouds, current


a cover

composed of rain.


yes, lungs, lovers

longing licks of salt, but: pride


your habitat is

soaked in

sky, and wet, but


heaven-bound, able to

breathe both beneath &



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