Corey J. Boren is a senior at Utah Valley University whose work has appeared in journals such as The Allegheny Review, peculiar, Essais, and Last Leaves Magazine, among others. Corey was longlisted for the Button Poetry 2020 chapbook prize. While poetry is his first love, he’s had more than a few dalliances with speculative fiction, literary theory, webcomics, and really bad collages. He wants a time machine so he can meet Karen Carpenter. Or Gwendolyn Brooks. Or his fourteen year old self, who thought the haircut was a good idea.