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Two Poems photo
September 6, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Jacob Bennett

Do you think

you’ll be around for dinner tonight?

Susan’s making shepherd’s pie.

Place Time photo
September 2, 2016 | Poetry

Place Time

Christos Kalli

In theory, Hell in winter must be great.

Two Poems photo
August 26, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Michael Wasson

a glass/ bottle containing/ the letter I/ wrote: it starts/ with the birthday/ of your first/ born

Five Poems photo
August 25, 2016 | Poetry

Five Poems

Kylan Rice

I’d’ve led him by the wrist. Still but blinding four pm/ back home blazed against the glass.

Two Poems photo
August 24, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Kate Monica

II. 
A girl and a girl are in love or planning to be.

Three Poems photo
August 19, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

Sayuri Ayers

Under haze of junior-prom fog machines,
       my cells pulsed with
              non-senescence

The City of Subdued Excitement Endures Mercury in Retrograde photo
August 18, 2016 | Poetry

The City of Subdued Excitement Endures Mercury in Retrograde

Kat Finch

Your hand had never fully formed, a shadow made of lint & oil. Decades pass, divination is still predicated on how long a candle lasts, how long tea sits in a cup. Coffee? I never touch the stuff.

Runnin' With the Devil photo
August 12, 2016 | Poetry

Runnin' With the Devil

W. Todd Kaneko

The last words you will hear in this world/ will be a lie, but when you’re high, you never/ consider how scary Paradise can be/ to snakes

Pin the Tail on the Predator photo
August 11, 2016 | Poetry

Pin the Tail on the Predator

Stevie Edwards

here were girls who sank/ a thousand leagues beneath his hips/ and never bobbed back for air. I came ashore/ in a body of my own, crooked gate/ and piano fingers

3 Poems photo
August 9, 2016 | Poetry

3 Poems

Homeless

A sky
like an enormous
Friedrich Nietzsche-looking
manhole cover
tries to explain your mind
to you.

Two Poems photo
August 5, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Catch Business

i challenge my body/ wearing all white/ i lay down/ only to need to sit up/ i lay down i wish i was/ my own alarm

Curatorial Skills photo
August 3, 2016 | Poetry

Curatorial Skills

jessie knoles

it is in the museum of three years/ that i hide dog teeth and seashells./ your semen in my belly button that/ i secretly finger in the grocery store/ milk aisle.

Two Poems photo
July 29, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Scott Miles

Tonight a boy goes to a field where he knows a horse has died.

B(Earth)day photo
July 27, 2016 | Poetry

B(Earth)day

Matthew Schmidt

I’m shoving fat candles into dirt,
blowtorching the wicks and tooting
horns.

I couldn’t render enough tallow
to properly honor... more

Two Poems photo
July 25, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Maggie Graber

April

A cycle with seven edges
equals my dream of bicycle spokes
jutting towards the center
of an ice cream bowl. Don’t tell... more

Two Poems photo
July 21, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Molly Bess Rector

You were dead: tiny birds of glass littered the road like jeweled confetti for a New Year’s bash.

To the Loch Ness photo
July 19, 2016 | Poetry

To the Loch Ness

Cait Weiss

Or more specifically its monster, long tail whisper in our swimming pool: in a valley girl’s mind. 

Two Poems photo
July 15, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Anna Deem

Dibs

In Chicago, we use dibs to take
ownership of what we will never own.
Traffic cones, rusted patio chairs, strollers,
a... more

Morning Rituals photo
July 14, 2016 | Poetry

Morning Rituals

Todd Osborne

He started as a single Clay Aiken, the one we all knew with the smiling face and aw-shucks demeanor

Lone Horse Running photo
July 12, 2016 | Poetry

Lone Horse Running

E.G. Cunningham

If this were paint it’d be asymptotic, red.

Four Poems photo
July 6, 2016 | Poetry

Four Poems

Shayla Lawson

Too many toasties cut in quarters for Subway. Too many indemnity claims at Allstate.

Three Poems photo
July 4, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

Joshua Johnston

If you’re wanting to write a poem that will appeal to the largest possible amount of people, you really can’t go wrong writing a poem about water.

Four Poems photo
July 1, 2016 | Poetry

Four Poems

Chloe N. Clark

we feel safe when we taste one another and we feel safest when our mouths are numb

two poems photo
June 29, 2016 | Poetry

two poems

JDA Winslow

 

believing in nothing
listening to jazz
cooking purple sprouting
rituals evoking
somelike
the aspirations
of the... more

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.

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.

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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.