Drawn to Night by Lylanne Musselman I’m thinking of Hopper and how I love his painting Nighthawks, how I love the contrast of light and dark, and how I’ve always been drawn to realism, of how I enjoy diners, and sometimes take pleasure in eating alone, and how no matter what time I must rise the next day—I am always a night owl. Lylanne Musselman is an award-winning poet, playwright, and artist, living in Indiana. Her work has appeared in Pank, Flying Island, Tipton Poetry Journal, The New Verse News, and The Ekphrastic Review, among others, and many anthologies. Musselman is the author of five chapbooks, including the recent Red Mare 16 (Red Mare Press, 2018), a co-author of the volume of poetry, Company of Women New and Selected Poems , (Chatter House Press, 2013) and author of the new full-length poetry collection, It’s Not Love, Unfortunately (Chatter House Press, 2018).
Flying Island is the Online Literary Journal of the Indiana Writers Center, accepting submissions from Midwest residents and those with significant ties to the Midwest.