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Suggestion / Fight photo
January 8, 2018 | Poetry

Suggestion / Fight

Mikaela Grantham

Suggestion

new boyfriend says he’s worried. new boyfriend says i should stop saying credit cards are just free money. new... more

3 Poems photo
January 5, 2018 | Poetry

3 Poems

Elizabeth Ellen

I finally tore Bluets in half @ 12:50 a.m.
I had had enough of it, of its blueness…
I had begun to loathe its preciousness, its precision
What it represents -
Its fans, the copycats

Two Poems photo
January 5, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Inga Lea Schmidt

Chicken à la King

I bit. We bred a snoutless dog to lead
us to the prize. We groomed ourselves
with yearning floss. You... more

Woman photo
January 3, 2018 | Poetry

Woman

Michelle Dove

now the poem is a woman

How to Gut a Grouse photo
January 1, 2018 | Poetry

How to Gut a Grouse

Penny Newell

reach inside the incision
up the stomach from the asshole
ribcage gristle light brown mound of heather memory

spill... more

The Coming Anarchy photo
December 29, 2017 | Poetry

The Coming Anarchy

Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world
~ W.B Yeats, ‘The Second Coming’

One... more

Five Poems photo
December 28, 2017 | Poetry

Five Poems

Spencer Williams

Under the cruel glow of inquiry, I want to tell her that the party is over.

Four Poems photo
December 27, 2017 | Poetry

Four Poems

Kamal E. Kimball

Hurry, tomorrow’s ashen face is at your door.
Hold out your hands, two tiny suns,
you’re more golden than they ever told you.

Girl From Uni photo
December 22, 2017 | Poetry

Girl From Uni

Chaya Bhuvaneswar

You’re from the cornfields, I tease, but not really. Your parents, professors at U of Illinois, both versed in the theories of music,... more

Three Poems photo
December 21, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Amanda Hayes

I grew up in grass but here / everything is bladeless, // hair thinned past feathers, / sheets slick enough to grease a boar.

Two Poems photo
December 20, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Kyle Liang

We walk to the edge of the continent / and there in the sand I turn to her and say, / look,
this is where I buried myself 

Chupacabra Summer: Seminole, Texas, 1998 photo
December 19, 2017 | Poetry

Chupacabra Summer: Seminole, Texas, 1998

Abigail Carl-Klassen

 Most nights we stayed behind, Tweety Bird / pajama shirts stretched over our knees, waist-length hair soaking / our backs as we sat on the floor and thumbed glossy 10mm prints.

Love Letter to Ace Perry photo
December 17, 2017 | Poetry

Love Letter to Ace Perry

Doug Paul Case

It’s winter and again
my knees are beginning...

Side Traxx photo
December 14, 2017 | Poetry

Side Traxx

Brian Czyzyk

I’m going out
to snag a man. 

Autobiography Inside a Church photo
December 12, 2017 | Poetry

Autobiography Inside a Church

Hussain Ahmed

my parents taught me to say ‘surrender’
in a dozen foreign languages.

2 Poems photo
December 6, 2017 | Poetry

2 Poems

Ethan Chua

the night of the attack

mother did you hear them
they had tongues like lightning
and forked through the forest
shooting the... more

3 Poems photo
December 4, 2017 | Poetry

3 Poems

Edmund Sandoval

Is there ever a time to think of poetry? Of poets? Of the rivers of the delta? 

The rabbit's bones photo
December 1, 2017 | Poetry

The rabbit's bones

Hannah Allen

Subtraction, division,

rabbit bones, rabbit lives

Three Poems photo
November 29, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Jess Rizkallah

sometimes i wake up in empty fields, waiting for the aliens to take me. they haven’t yet,  but any day now, i’m sure.

Three Poems photo
November 24, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Michael B. Tager

I am David Attenborough. / I fear no mountain. / I fear no crane. / I fear no plastic bag.

Three Poems photo
November 22, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Bryce Berkowitz

And somehow I’m supposed to get dressed in the morning / when most days arrive like a gold chain tangled in black chest hair.

Two Poems photo
November 20, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Lindsey Warren

 Please, I need those thick markers from the craft store, you know, the ones that color far away from each other; you turn the corner into golden golden golden any night

Four Poems photo
November 17, 2017 | Poetry

Four Poems

Erica Bernheim

You will etch your name in the most lunar dust. This world / may be large enough for none of us, saddest darling.

Four Poems photo
November 15, 2017 | Poetry

Four Poems

Hieu Minh Nguyen

 It’s simple, really. / You, like the other yous / are gone,            returned to the God of metals.

Three Poems photo
November 13, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Jane Huffman

After being hospitalized in 1968 / for an aortic aneurysm, Rothko’s doctor / prescribed that he only paint and draw / on mediums less than three feet tall.

Recent Books

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Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen

A 400-page collection of poems in fours sections: Nicki Minaj Songs, Bob Dylan Songs, Elliott Smith Songs, and 90s Riot Grrrls Songs.

ON SALE for only $5 through June 15!!

 

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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!


ON SALE for only $5 through June 15!!

 

 

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

Saul Stories is a linked collection that explores the relationships between a forty-year-old female artist, her teenaged daughter, and her daughter's friends. With ferocious realism, the book interrogates how children of differing classes and races are treated in the U.S., and the salacious and skeptical ways the current culture views cross-generational friendships. But most potently—in narratives taking place in Denny's and movie theatres and living rooms and cars—Saul Stories wonders what it means to be a woman and an artist and a mother, all at once.