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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

GORGE

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! 

Boiled Tomato photo
November 26, 2015 | Poetry

Boiled Tomato

Kaveh Akbar

  In  a dream you were chewing your fingers down to the knuckle. My fingers, missing nothing, seem a kind of bloom,... more

Three Poems photo
November 26, 2015 | Poetry

Three Poems

Hallie Bateman

Snakes and Sharks and Bats

Two Poems photo
November 25, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Liana Roux

Here we are like we used to be,
my thinking of you, your eyes
slipping, never quite on me.

drunken texting while watching junjou romantica photo
November 24, 2015 | Poetry

drunken texting while watching junjou romantica

Dice Jung

  a text msg that was sent: ur hands my hands both needed if i hit u first would u... more

3 Poems from Flashes of Life photo
November 23, 2015 | Poetry

3 Poems from Flashes of Life

Micah Ling

These poems originally appeared June 5, 2014. We are re-featuring them today to celebrate the release of Micah... more

Two Poems photo
November 20, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Zef Lisowski

The house

is new, but these woods are

strange, endless, and ancient.

I Don't Eat photo
November 20, 2015 | Poetry

I Don't Eat

Frances Amiama

  around you because I want you to keep thinking of me as a small body, to wonder what keeps me so pale, what sustains... more

September photo
November 16, 2015 | Poetry

September

Timothy Schirmer

And now, as summer ends and the days spread thin, I feel my life like a meal, not a bad meal, but one I have eaten too many times.    

Don't Trust Me: I Think of Opera Far Too Early in the Morning photo
November 13, 2015 | Poetry

Don't Trust Me: I Think of Opera Far Too Early in the Morning

Frank Montesonti

  There is a room in the cathedral called "The Quiet... more

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.