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An uncareful mathematician would always mistake this for love photo
November 27, 2015 | Poetry

An uncareful mathematician would always mistake this for love

Julia Dixon Evans

Because Math! 

GORGE photo
November 27, 2015 | Poetry


Sennah Yee

  she had dreamt she had fed herself to tigers felt their maw drag her by the neck wondered nothing more of her... more

Three Poems photo
November 26, 2015 | Poetry

Three Poems

Hallie Bateman

Snakes and Sharks and Bats

Boiled Tomato photo
November 26, 2015 | Poetry

Boiled Tomato

Kaveh Akbar

  In  a dream you were chewing your fingers down to the knuckle. My fingers, missing nothing, seem a kind of bloom,... more

Two Poems photo
November 25, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Liana Roux

Here we are like we used to be,
my thinking of you, your eyes
slipping, never quite on me.

drunken texting while watching junjou romantica photo
November 24, 2015 | Poetry

drunken texting while watching junjou romantica

Dice Jung

  a text msg that was sent: ur hands my hands both needed if i hit u first would u... more

3 Poems from Flashes of Life photo
November 23, 2015 | Poetry

3 Poems from Flashes of Life

Micah Ling

These poems originally appeared June 5, 2014. We are re-featuring them today to celebrate the release of Micah... more

Two Poems photo
November 20, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Zef Lisowski

The house

is new, but these woods are

strange, endless, and ancient.

I Don't Eat photo
November 20, 2015 | Poetry

I Don't Eat

Frances Amiama

  around you because I want you to keep thinking of me as a small body, to wonder what keeps me so pale, what sustains... more

September photo
November 16, 2015 | Poetry


Timothy Schirmer

And now, as summer ends and the days spread thin, I feel my life like a meal, not a bad meal, but one I have eaten too many times.    

Don't Trust Me: I Think of Opera Far Too Early in the Morning photo
November 13, 2015 | Poetry

Don't Trust Me: I Think of Opera Far Too Early in the Morning

Frank Montesonti

  There is a room in the cathedral called "The Quiet... more

Two Poems photo
November 12, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Chelsea Hodson

Catie sent me her new book
said I was in it a fair amount
that’s a good way to get me to read something

two poems photo
November 10, 2015 | Poetry

two poems

Jon-Michael Frank

  pictures are as real as forever is hello kitty in the weeds I live endlessly as actual nostalgia dying alive with the... more

three poems photo
November 6, 2015 | Poetry

three poems

Shy Watson

"free the nipples" I beat a guy who had a crush on me  at beer pong   we got stoned in... more

When People Say 'Fun Fact' I Interrupt And Say 'You're Never Going To Own A House' photo
November 3, 2015 | Poetry

When People Say 'Fun Fact' I Interrupt And Say 'You're Never Going To Own A House'

Oliver Mol

at work last night a group of brisbane boys came to... more

from Big Man photo
October 23, 2015 | Poetry

from Big Man

Michael Marberry

So I retired and wrote a book, / called games for NBC. / But I was far too fond of drink / and prone to anarchy, / my own damn anarchy.

Five Poems photo
October 20, 2015 | Poetry

Five Poems

Jim Warner

The cops catch your friend, bullet belt and pants around his ankles. Chain link fence skins your back. Your ankle grinds like burnt clutch on your girlfriend’s Jeep. She keeps a pair of dog tags in her apron. There is a divot in her hipbone.

Two Poems photo
October 16, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Kent Shaw

“I have a collection of small animals!” I announced one night at a friend’s party.
This might not have been the best headline for my match.com profile.

Two Poems photo
October 15, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Jeremiah Moriarty

9. pearls for the gentry
10. marriage material
11. salvaged material
13. some burning islands

4 Poems photo
October 13, 2015 | Poetry

4 Poems

Dominic Gualco

he whispered Fuck this shit, and I asked him what he meant.
All he said was I have to go and put me on hold. Now all I am sure of
is Whitney Houston in my ear.

3 Poems photo
October 12, 2015 | Poetry

3 Poems

Laura Theobald

how do you know how to make a
difference in my life? I’m so happy.
I’m at a news release from prison in
my head.

Bellerium photo
October 9, 2015 | Poetry


Soili Smith

Gary Coleman walks into a bar and says something sassy, but the bartender’s a bear, so instead of replying he stands on a big rubber ball and juggles. There’s a song maybe too, in the foreground perhaps, something an organist might feel inclined to play.

Two Poems photo
October 8, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

D.M. Aderibigbe

Because my father dips himself / into the vagina of a Swedish woman // and is never found again, / my mother's heart dies.

Three Poems photo
October 6, 2015 | Poetry

Three Poems

Jose Hernandez Diaz

By the time I hang up, the goats turn into Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez. We smoke my last cigarettes, the three of us. 

Five Poems photo
September 29, 2015 | Poetry

Five Poems

Annalise Mabe

Faith is a party you weren’t invited to, and God is a man
in a sheet with poked eyes to see;
you want to believe.

Recent Books


Flashes of Life

Micah Ling

Featuring poems that engage songs by artists ranging from The White Stripes to Bruce Sprinsteen, David Bowie to Otis Redding; lists of albums; daily timestamps as poems; remixes and everything in between; Flashes of Light evokes not just the way we listen to music, but all the ways we interact with the music in our life.



Over For Rockwell

Uzodinma Okehi

They say it takes an average person about 10 years to master a given thing. This was my thinking in 1995 when I dropped out of college in Iowa City to draw comics.



Baseball Handbook


We’ve had the idea and wanted to do some kind of “best of our online baseball issues” for years, and here is one iteration of that book. We’ve been doing it for so long (this year is our 13th!), we have too many favorites, so we made some arbitrary rules...