Lannie Stabile (she/her), a queer Detroiter, often says while some write like a turtleneck sweater, she writes like a Hawaiian shirt.
A finalist for the 2019/2020 Glass Chapbook Series and semifinalist for the Button Poetry 2018 Chapbook Contest, she is usually working on new chapbook ideas, or, when desperate, on her neglected YA novel.
Works are published/forthcoming in Entropy, Pidgeonholes, Glass Poetry, 8 Poems, Okay Donkey, and more.
Lannie currently holds the position of Managing Editor at Barren Magazine and is a member of the MMPR Collective. She was thrice nominated for Best of the Net 2019.
Twitter handle: @LannieStabile
LITTLE MASTICATED DARLINGS by Lannie Stabile
Little Masticated Darlings is a series of true crime poems regarding the slayings of two young boys in the summers of 1984 and 1985.
This book is about meat, the juicy discovery of a family secret, and the flesh of boys under a savage summer sun.
Your mother is there,
Your face registers distrust,
even while your tiny hand rests
deadenly on the shoulders
of a man in prison-issued khakis
His thin fingers choke your thigh
as he squeezes your body into
the cold space between him
and your mother.