Featured Poet: Sara Hughes

Know that feeling when you read something so good, your eyes get wide and your jaw drops and you start swearing at your laptop, and everybody else at Starbucks stares at you like you’ve gone insane? Yeah, that’s what happened to me when I came across the poetry of Sara Hughes. From the tender mortality of “The Kingdom of Childhood” to the playful, coming-of-age eroticism in “The Makeout Party,” her well-crafted poems shine with wit, humility, and grace. Think of that famous quote from Emily Dickinson: “If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.”


The Kingdom of Childhood


The Makeout Party

POETRY The Makeout Party Sara Hughes


Your laughing, or me trying to make it happen,

POETRY Your laughing, or me trying to make it happen, Sara Hughes


How We Learn

POETRY How We Learn Sara Hughes


About Author


Atticus Review is a weekly online journal that publishes stories, poems, flash prose, creative nonfiction, mixed media, book reviews, and other genre-busting words of wisdom and interactive literary whimsy.

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