For the third time this year, the weather man said we got a “hundred year rain” overnight. Alarms blared through our phones earlier, at three in the morning, like syncopated electric trumpets on the end tables: FLASH FLOOD, SEEK SHELTER. I went back to bed. I woke up again a few hours later, well before my normal alarm, stirred by the late summer sun and its light, leaking … [Read more...]
About Brandon Noel
Brandon Noel (he/him), lives in Northeastern Ohio and has worked as a machinist for the last ten years while writing on his breaks and brief moments of down time. His work often focuses on working-class life, and has appeared in Door-Is-A-Jar, YSU’s The Jenny, Gordon Square Review, and The Esthetic Apostle. He has two published poetry collections: Mongrel (2015) and Infinite Halves (2017), and facilitates a monthly writers group called, “The Makeshift Poets." Brandon turned 33 last December and raises two daughters, ages 10 and 5, with their mother. Find him on Twitter @The_Mongrel.