Author Archives: James McManus

James McManus

James McManus is the author of Positively Fifth Street and nine other books. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Paris Review, New American Writing, The Atlantic, Irish American Poetry from the 18th Century to the Present and two editions of The Best American Poetry. He teaches at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Holy Card

This week I learned that every other year the Holy Ghost plants a baby seed in a married mom’s tummy. Nine months later a slit opens up underneath across the bottom and the baby slides out.

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