some stories tell themselves like skid marks on a guardrail up and over we’ve gotta talk can flip a relationship off another kind of bridge while good news needs no intro it can take a lifetime to shake bad habits, mixed metaphors hope and you paperclipped to my soul are the one attachment, like a skiff [on dawn’s slick horizon] pinned as much by tensile sky as silver sea to me
Angela Masterson Jones recently received her Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing with a minor in film studies, high honors, honors program, and the Excellence in Creative Writing Award from Eckerd College. The constituent relations assistant and college editor at her alma mater, she serves as staff adviser and college editor of Eckerd Review and on the advisory board of Spoonbill Cove Press. Her poetry and prose have received numerous awards and have appeared in New Millennium Writings, The Lyric, Eckerd Review, Sabal, Writer’s Digest, St. Petersburg Times, Bacopa, Penumbra, Saw Palm, Sunscripts, and other places. In 2010 her poems received first place in The Lyric College Poetry Contest and the Writers Alliance of Gainesville Poetry Contest, and her winning poem “At the Crossing” appeared in Bennington College’s online literary journal plain china: Best Undergraduate Writing 2010.