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Two Poems photo
December 13, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Rainie Oet

"Wild Seeds of Plums" and "Old Name"

Two Poems photo
December 10, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Elliott Sky Case

"Nereid, Compromised" and "Day One"

Two Poems photo
December 7, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Chris Campanioni

"Give Us the Runway & We Will Lift the World" and "Instructions in the Event of an Emergency"

Two Poems photo
December 4, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Crow Jonah Norlander

"Unlikely to Condemn" and "Different Circumstances"

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Krispy Kreme photo
December 3, 2018 | Poetry

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Krispy Kreme

Danny Caine

Son, some advice: you don’t know 
what a hangover is, but when you learn, 
a McDonalds #4 breakfast will help. 
Never eat at... more

My Old Man Poems (from 'Elizabeth Ellen') photo
November 29, 2018 | Poetry

My Old Man Poems (from 'Elizabeth Ellen')

Elizabeth Ellen

I thought Roger Waters was full of shit, I mean

2 Poems photo
November 27, 2018 | Poetry

2 Poems

Margaret O'Connell

I'm Sorry but Your Childhood Pet Can't Recognize You on FaceTime

people say I move... more

Unsubscriptions photo
November 26, 2018 | Poetry

Unsubscriptions

Joanne Oh

Do 4.1% and 103,000 Mean Anything to You? Are you 18-45? You could join our hepatitis vaccine study. *Donations will be... more

Heart Sutra photo
November 23, 2018 | Poetry

Heart Sutra

Maria Genovese

The slow stacking of weight or the flinging down of a toe while the torso is already ahead. There are always new body parts to hit on sides of doors. I like to put my legs into pants in front of an open window, then stick my head out to see who’s around.

Man on Phone at Gas Station photo
November 21, 2018 | Poetry

Man on Phone at Gas Station

Sarah Edwards

O Build-A-Bonfire, O
Blue Subaru

On Getting a Facial at the Strip Mall photo
November 19, 2018 | Poetry

On Getting a Facial at the Strip Mall

Sarah Carson

My sister has been reading a lot about her pores lately. At the moderately priced tourist town spa where we've met for the weekend, a commercial for the dual action microdermabrasion brush comes on the television above the hot wax station, and she swears their blackhead diagram is incomplete.

Glitter Spill and Devil Bird photo
November 14, 2018 | Poetry

Glitter Spill and Devil Bird

Britton Andrews

It was supposed to be
a joyous thing

Twenty Plays photo
November 12, 2018 | Poetry

Twenty Plays

Brittany Ackerman

1.  My ex-boyfriend got engaged to a girl less than a year after he broke up with me.  We had dinner with her once.  She was a family friend.  She wore hoop earrings and looked like a worst-case scenario Mila Kunis.  I hated her but I didn't know why yet.

In The Aftermath photo
November 9, 2018 | Poetry

In The Aftermath

William A. Greenfield

Via some prophecy, my son has
reached one half my chronological
age. And there are so many things

he can tell me: when The Macho... more

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Wendy’s photo
November 5, 2018 | Poetry

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Wendy’s

Danny Caine

On the way to T’s childhood Wendy’s I tell her
about mine, a Fancy Wendy’s, with a salad bar,
rooms, tin... more

spell for electron microscopes photo
October 30, 2018 | Poetry

spell for electron microscopes

Maya Jewell Zeller

spell for electron microscopes/ for silicate minerals & landfills

 

if my friends say you are a cell tower... more

Driving Through Colorado, Listening to the Radio, Thinking of My Father Again photo
October 26, 2018 | Poetry

Driving Through Colorado, Listening to the Radio, Thinking of My Father Again

Sophie Klahr

Well look, the radio says ... 

Four poems photo
October 22, 2018 | Poetry

Four poems

Lauren Stroh

TO LOUISIANA

I cry because of
how much time
we lost of my childhood
not singing in the front... more

Three Poems photo
October 18, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

Erika Walsh

Treat

I want to be rewarded for my good thoughts. My good purchase. I want free shipping. Gentle... more

three poems photo
October 16, 2018 | Poetry

three poems

Isaac Ginsberg Miller

Cosmogony

In January the birds awakened mid-
flight. In February the bats left
their cave and we... more

Five poems photo
October 12, 2018 | Poetry

Five poems

Alyse Knorr

scare tactics

I grew hands by the dozen
I was a generalized reaching
clasping monster it was
not... more

Three Poems photo
October 10, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

Alex Vigue

Poem from the perspective of Sasha Velour’s rose petals during her lip sync performance of Whitney... more

Three Poems  photo
October 8, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems 

Janice Majewski

air wants
to hold
flame down

Business Trip photo
October 5, 2018 | Poetry

Business Trip

Amy Oldfield

Did we go to Boston twice or did all this happen in one trip? I remember two different rooms but we used to change hotels all the time,... more

The Poet Debates with his Friend's Mistress, Death photo
October 4, 2018 | Poetry

The Poet Debates with his Friend's Mistress, Death

Jason Reed-Mundell

The kettle boiled; I made the tea,

And when I turned around,

I saw she’d set the cups and placed

A third one for the skull.

Recent Books

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

a set of linked stories with some of the same characters from Person/a and a lot of new ones and the world is the same but different from the world in Person/a and the stories take place in a year absent from Person/a. if that makes sense. contains the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture" from American Short Fiction, if that's something that moves you to buy books. <3

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

FOUR NEW ESSAYS BY CHLOE CALDWELL! Plus the original essays that made you fall in love with Chloe!

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Dualities

Jason Phoebe Rusch

Jason Phoebe Rusch is a queer writer from the Chicago suburbs. His full-length debut Dualities explores gender and patriarchy from the perspective of a man who was socialized and is currently still read as a woman. He is interested in complication and nuance and messy human failing, his own and that of others.