Meghan O’Hern

You are Not Just Anything

A cento from the poetry of Kevin Kantor


Some days,
my gender is a nameless grave


I am trying to soften my steel
be less howl or full moon


I am trying to write
a poem in which I am neither a monster nor a martyr


I will not apologize
when I do not know
who I am playing


Meghan O’Hern received a BA in English and Creative Writing from Bradley University in 2017. Their work centers on themes of identity, mental illness, and feminism. Meghan’s first chapbook, Rising from the Ashes, was released by Weasel Press in 2017 and can be found here:

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