Let them announce that in the ancient cities of brutal violence peace ensues when women are in charge. In the United States, it’s more likely one becomes a princess than a Supreme Court Justice.
from “The Continents”
Makes the Daughter-in-Law Cry
Danielle Mitchell is an American poet, essayist, and community organizer. She is the author of Makes the Daughter-in-Law Cry (Tebot Bach 2017), selected by Gail Wronsky for the Clockwise Chapbook Prize. Her work has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Eleven Eleven, Harpur Palate, Animal, and is forthcoming in Vinyl and apt. Danielle is a member of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the founding director of The Poetry Lab in Long Beach, California.
Other awards include 2015 Editor’s Prize from Mary and the 2014 Editor’s Choice Award from The Mas Tequila Review.
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“Troll” is the title poem from my current full-length manuscript in progress. This fifteen page poem has taken me years to write and guts to finish. I’m grateful to Carissa Halston, Randolph Pfaff, and the editorial team at apt for believing in this piece and helping me introduce it to the world. Please support indie press and this fantastic magazine by pre-ordering Issue 8 for $10 here.