We Tried to Kill God Without Realizing That the Water Remembered Her Deeper Name
D.W. Baker & Stephanie Holden
2023 Collaboration Contest Winner
D.W. Baker D.W. Baker (he/him) lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he writes about place, bodies, belonging, and the end of the world. His work appears in Feral Poetry, Corporeal, Voidspace, Green Ink Poetry, and Modern Haiku, among others, and has been nominated for Best of the Net. He is a poetry reader for Hearth & Coffin. See more of his work at http://linktr.ee/dwbaker.
Stephanie Holden (she/they) is a native Houstonian living in New Orleans. She writes about queerness, trauma, the South, and the self. Find her work at or forthcoming in Anti-Heroin Chic, Ghost City Press, Kissing Dynamite, The B’K, Full Mood Mag, Voidspace, Bullshit Lit, and elsewhere. Sometimes she tweets (@smhxlden) and occasionally she updates her website stephaniemholden.com.