by Joshua (4th grade)

by Joshua (4th grade)

In my black and
white dream

I met happiness.

When is your birthday
I asked.

My birthday was
the first time

the ocean laughed, he said.

Fire From the Moon
PS156, Brooklyn, NY
Joanna Fuhrman,  writer‐in‐residence

Joanna Fuhrman is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Creative Writing at Rutgers University and the author of seven books of poetry, including To a New Era  (Hanging Loose Press, 2021) and the forthcoming Data Mind (Curbstone/Northwestern University Press, 2024). Fuhrman's poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2023, The Pushcart Prize anthology, The Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day, and The Slowdown podcast. She first published with Hanging Loose Press as a teenager and became a co-editor in 2022.