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Two Poems photo
June 28, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Emily Sipiora

please alert The

Paris Review that this wrenching November

is truly the cruelest month of all.

4 Poems photo
June 24, 2016 | Poetry

4 Poems

Lydia Hounat

the drugs didn’t wear off,
the guy she wants to get in bed
                                doesn’t really care.

when she was 6 she’d never touch cigarettes,
                                but drugs made her slip

2 Poems photo
June 23, 2016 | Poetry

2 Poems

Wendy C. Ortiz

washing the wound
in beer and poetry

5 Poems photo
June 21, 2016 | Poetry

5 Poems

Hanna Mangold

Yellow 1 & 2 I will no longer keep you; I will remember you yellow you have a beautiful yellow ache, a scarf made of heavy... more

A Giant Cat Poem photo
June 20, 2016 | Poetry

A Giant Cat Poem

Noah Cicero

  There is not one song in my YouTube  favorites  sad enough to endure this night wearing my... more

i can't watch tv anymore ever basically photo
June 17, 2016 | Poetry

i can't watch tv anymore ever basically

Paige Allen

the cat and i are watching HBO pretending time passes much faster than it does like how this guy has... more

June 15, 2016 | Poetry


Skylar Moore

  For three days, I drive the city in search of PetCo. Day one, I tell myself that PetCo will be easy to find. I... more

An Offertory, on a Small Court photo
June 13, 2016 | Poetry

An Offertory, on a Small Court

Julia Dixon Evans

We turned off the game and drove to the mountains, a dead dog in the backseat

two poems photo
June 10, 2016 | Poetry

two poems

Alana Folsom



June 8, 2016 | Poetry


Philip Dinolfo

  One day I came across an inverted map of the Western Hemisphere. Cape Horn was in Alaska's usual position. I felt very... more

all gods & mysteries photo
June 7, 2016 | Poetry

all gods & mysteries

Aran Donovan

  love becoming, like an apple, this requires time, starred blossom, then summer, the attention of bees, grown... more

Elegy with arms folded photo
June 6, 2016 | Poetry

Elegy with arms folded

Alison Thumel

  You've told me you feel like a bat. What you don't mean is your wings. Or the development of a... more

three poems photo
June 1, 2016 | Poetry

three poems

Greg Zorko

brick once in 2011 someone at a party offered me rum mixed with cough medicine from a 1 liter plastic bottle of... more

The World Already Ended At Y2K photo
May 26, 2016 | Poetry

The World Already Ended At Y2K

Michael Wasson

The computers will run an error the size of oceans howling crazy for the pale moon & will hurtle through our bodies to get there. My brother says the lights across the river will burn out. 

how close photo
May 24, 2016 | Poetry

how close

Phillip Spotswood

[practice breathing, talk to snakes, how to suck venom from a wound]

     -february 3, 2012: “I’m getting better at branching out”

I Am in Love with My Therapist photo
May 19, 2016 | Poetry

I Am in Love with My Therapist

Katie Jean Shinkle

Whose hometown are we in in the dream? :: Do you hold my hand or do you disembowel me? Whose side are you on, anyway? :: My confession on this Sunday morning is: we are all human.

Two Poems photo
May 12, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Rachel Samanie

I’ve seen men punch holes in walls. They lead nowhere – I’ve looked, I tried to escape. I’ve seen what happens afterward too.

scenes from the japanese pavilion  photo
May 11, 2016 | Poetry

scenes from the japanese pavilion 

Lucy Tiven

another kind of crime scene
walking to the post office with A

Three Poems photo
May 5, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

Philip Schaefer

Let’s go back to the twin indigo suns/ in our eyes. To shooting holes/ through the walls of our skin, one/ metal kiss at a time...

Four Poems photo
May 2, 2016 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Four Poems

Kate Glavin

When a strawberry’s
sore, it leaks

3 Poems photo
April 29, 2016 | BASEBALL, Poetry

3 Poems

Steve Shilling

New ballparks keep sprouting up,
like summer sweet corn. 

Oh, To Be a Center Fielder, a Center Fielder - And Nothing More! photo
April 28, 2016 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Oh, To Be a Center Fielder, a Center Fielder - And Nothing More!

Keith Kopka

Come closer reader, please,
I didn’t mean to insult you. 
I’ll let you punch me
right in my asking face.

The Infield Fly Rule photo
April 27, 2016 | BASEBALL, Poetry

The Infield Fly Rule

Alan Walowitz

The full moon may strike you
dumb and limp and lost
when bat readies to encounter ball
and you hit it high as the moon--
still the ump declares, You’re out!
before you’ve moved a step from home. 

We Are in the Cellar photo
April 26, 2016 | BASEBALL, Poetry

We Are in the Cellar

Katie Armstrong

There’s no TV or radio here, so it’s only later we hear that our guys lost big
at home on Blake Street

Why I Might Coach the Little League Team photo
April 25, 2016 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Why I Might Coach the Little League Team

Devin Kelly

I would go back now, though, live in the nervous fidget
before I said I like you & kissed her braces
with my upper lip & bled all over her teeth.

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...