L. J. Sysko

L. J. Sysko is the author of The Daughter of Man (University of Arkansas Press, 2023), selected for the Miller Williams Poetry Series by Patricia Smith, and Battledore (Finishing Line Press, 2017), a poetry chapbook. Sysko’s poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Missouri Review’s “Poem of the Week,” Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is Director of Executive Communications at Delaware State University.

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L. J. Sysko


Inside Lane

When my swim coach, an elderly man with a Dean of Something or Other job sexually harassed me, I let it go. It wasn’t like he was really harassing harassing. […]

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