Prince by Kim Chinquee


Tip my boat. Tighten up the sail. Eat gummies, dirt up worms. Milk a coat, suck the tail. Stroke us up the mountain.

Toad my charming thumb.

Kiss a goat, you silly goose, you.




Kim Chinquee’s most recent collection is Shot Girls. Her sixth book is due out with Ravenna Press in 2019. She is a two-time Pushcart Prize winner, Senior Editor of New World Writing and Chief Editor of ELJ (Elm Leaves Journal). She lives with her boyfriend, their four dogs, and she co-directs the Writing Major at SUNY-Buffalo State.


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