Suzanne Nielsen

Suzanne Nielsen, a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, waits for the change of seasons from winter to above freezing with suspicion. She teaches writing at Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) and The Loft Literary Center. She has been published in various literary journals nationally and internationally; most recently her work has appeared in The Comstock Review, Brick and Mortar Review, Mid-America Poetry Review, Flash Fantastic, The Pedestal, Asphodel and 580 Split. Upcoming work will appear in Banyan Review, R-KV-R-Y, Gin Bender Poetry Review and Thunder Sandwich. She writes a quarterly column, Cool Dead People, for

Lucky Day

Today’s my lucky day and I’m gonna take that thousand up to the Indians, triple my money on the $10 tables and Maxine’ll have birdhouses coming out her ass by tomorrow this time.

Fists for Hands

I couldn’t hold my pencil in school, therefore I never learned to write cursive. But one thing I could do, I could throw a mean punch in any direction and this made kids run for cover.

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