Tammy Robacker’s first book, The Vicissitudes, was published in 2009. She has since been named Poet Laureate of Tacoma and awarded a Hedgebrook Fellowship. Robacker’s poetry has appeared in WomenArts Quarterly Review, Up The Staircase, Columbia Magazine, Floating Bridge Review, Wild Goose Poetry Review and Allegheny Review. She’s currently at work on a second book of poetry titled Villain Song.

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The Voteless

THE VOTELESS In my junior high history class, right before the school quietly retired him,Mr. Bloss taught the women’s movement drunk. He stunk up the entire 8th grade with his brewer’s yeast hiccups and long cigarette breaks. Rolled into class...
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Better Medicine

Through the power of poetry, Pongo Publishing is turning young lives around. The caged bird sings with / A fearful trill of things unknownBut longed for still and his / Tune is heard on the distant hillFor the caged bird sings of freedom.— From...