Tyrel Kessinger


I am part star remnant,
yes, but I am all turncoat body.


Occasionally I forget how
frail the bones are.
Though I do remember that we like to keep
them close to the skin.



Tyrel Kessinger is a stay-at-home dad of two wild animals. Occasionally, he finds time to write things, some of which can be found at Gargoyle, Triggerfish Critical Review, Toasted Cheese, and forthcoming from SLANT and Straylight Magazine. He also serves time as Poetry Editor for Great Lakes Review. And while it might be hard for a man with a sweet tooth to pinpoint his favorite treat, anything with chocolate and peanut butter is bound to get his attention.


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