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My Body photo
February 5, 2016 | Poetry

My Body

Moriah Pearson

That thing I scrape against every floor. That thing, that thing keeps betraying me. I knock on wooden bones for good luck, but... more

the preamble to the decleration of independence photo
February 4, 2016 | Poetry

the preamble to the decleration of independence

Sam Price

  everyone leaves the party and I'm still at the party I sleep on the floor... more

Real Winter photo
February 2, 2016 | Poetry

Real Winter

Lucy Tiven

The first time i took an Adderall I fell in love and was in love

for four years.

Two Poems photo
February 1, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Joseph Parker Okay

  father, son, and holy void i no longer care whose fault it was which probably means it was mine. i could... more

Two Poems photo
January 28, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Elizabeth Powell

The past kept living inside me like a cheap Timex. “Where are you going?” the store clerk said. But I heard my father in my head, practically dragging me from bed to bon voyage me out of Newark when this terminal was merely stairs, no moving sidewalks...

Three Poems photo
January 21, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

Eszter Takacs

I built a Ferrari inside my white mouth
The shape of it was blue  and up came the sun
I said hey, Ferrari and with my white mouth   huffed it good, huffed it pretty
The throat of your pale moon heartscape contained me

2 Poems photo
January 21, 2016 | Poetry

2 Poems

Sarah Jean Alexander

For the thousandth time
I am describing our arms
and how they are
the perfect length

3 Poems photo
January 19, 2016 | Poetry

3 Poems

Kate Monica

You scare me kind of           your admission of an emo phase  

Three Poems photo
January 14, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

Rosalynde Vas Dias

And it is easy, so easy / to welcome them into the poem.

Three Poems photo
January 14, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

Rosalynde Vas Dias

I didn't imagine you could grow into your harness, that it could embed in your skin, that you could plod one circle for so long that actually stopping would open up the ache in your body.  

Family Reunion photo
January 7, 2016 | Poetry

Family Reunion

Hannah Gamble

Yes, the girl says, / thus entering into an unspoken agreement / that a black shirt with prints of golden parrots and martini glasses / is the only requisite balm.

3 Poems photo
January 5, 2016 | Poetry

3 Poems

John Poch

When God is sleeping with his eagle, / we are like a woman with a peacock / under her arm telling the river hush. 

Two Poems photo
December 31, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Matt Massaia

The vet said that the humane thing to do would have been to let it die, to continue
doing whatever it was that I was doing. 

Two Poems photo
December 29, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Audrey Spensley

I come to you the way an animal finds a quiet place to die.

Three Poems photo
December 28, 2015 | Poetry

Three Poems

Paul Asta

When Bobby Flay looks at the camera, he looks
at your soul, your secret ingredient, the insides
of your cupboards, the depths of which are unknown.

6 Poems photo
December 18, 2015 | Poetry

6 Poems

Elizabeth Ellen

Are you Beyoncé? My daughter says.

I am holding a pair of Nike kneepads in my hand.

No, I say.

I am not Beyoncé, I say.

2 Poems photo
December 18, 2015 | Poetry

2 Poems

Emily Carney

I think about how the flashes bouncing back from selfies seem really ‘cinematic’
and how shia labeouf seems very alaskan
alaskan with hard fists, and lonely

Iggy Pops Got A Rocket In His Pocket photo
December 17, 2015 | Poetry

Iggy Pops Got A Rocket In His Pocket

Jacob S. Knabb

Iggy Pop has a rocket in his pocket and he shore is gone pull it out.

2 Poems photo
December 15, 2015 | Poetry

2 Poems

Rachel Corso

At happy hour he compared you to Carrie Bradshaw and
you thought this was funny.

Two Poems photo
December 10, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Grant Gerald Miller

Yes,we are parasites of the sun, but refuse to say so. We never mouth the same words twice. 

2 Poems photo
December 8, 2015 | Poetry

2 Poems

Nkosi Nkululeko

Call me sensitive but if you dealt with a toothache
that made a destroyed country out of the left side
of your face, wouldn’t you cry your ass off

But You Dont Know Any Bon Jovi photo
December 3, 2015 | Poetry

But You Dont Know Any Bon Jovi

Laura Minor

we’re all alone in our corner of need.

2 Poems photo
December 1, 2015 | Poetry

2 Poems

Jeremy Allan Hawkins

A person in a pool of water
drinks it all up.

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

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! 

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...