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September photo
November 16, 2015 | Poetry


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

Two Poems photo
November 12, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Chelsea Hodson

Catie sent me her new book
said I was in it a fair amount
that’s a good way to get me to read something

two poems photo
November 10, 2015 | Poetry

two poems

Jon-Michael Frank

  pictures are as real as forever is hello kitty in the weeds I live endlessly as actual nostalgia dying alive with the... more

three poems photo
November 6, 2015 | Poetry

three poems

Shy Watson

"free the nipples" I beat a guy who had a crush on me  at beer pong   we got stoned in... more

When People Say 'Fun Fact' I Interrupt And Say 'You're Never Going To Own A House' photo
November 3, 2015 | Poetry

When People Say 'Fun Fact' I Interrupt And Say 'You're Never Going To Own A House'

Oliver Mol

at work last night a group of brisbane boys came to... more

from Big Man photo
October 23, 2015 | Poetry

from Big Man

Michael Marberry

So I retired and wrote a book, / called games for NBC. / But I was far too fond of drink / and prone to anarchy, / my own damn anarchy.

Five Poems photo
October 20, 2015 | Poetry

Five Poems

Jim Warner

The cops catch your friend, bullet belt and pants around his ankles. Chain link fence skins your back. Your ankle grinds like burnt clutch on your girlfriend’s Jeep. She keeps a pair of dog tags in her apron. There is a divot in her hipbone.

Two Poems photo
October 16, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Kent Shaw

“I have a collection of small animals!” I announced one night at a friend’s party.
This might not have been the best headline for my match.com profile.

Two Poems photo
October 15, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Jeremiah Moriarty

9. pearls for the gentry
10. marriage material
11. salvaged material
13. some burning islands

4 Poems photo
October 13, 2015 | Poetry

4 Poems

Dominic Gualco

he whispered Fuck this shit, and I asked him what he meant.
All he said was I have to go and put me on hold. Now all I am sure of
is Whitney Houston in my ear.

3 Poems photo
October 12, 2015 | Poetry

3 Poems

Laura Theobald

how do you know how to make a
difference in my life? I’m so happy.
I’m at a news release from prison in
my head.

Bellerium photo
October 9, 2015 | Poetry


Soili Smith

Gary Coleman walks into a bar and says something sassy, but the bartender’s a bear, so instead of replying he stands on a big rubber ball and juggles. There’s a song maybe too, in the foreground perhaps, something an organist might feel inclined to play.

Two Poems photo
October 8, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

D.M. Aderibigbe

Because my father dips himself / into the vagina of a Swedish woman // and is never found again, / my mother's heart dies.

Three Poems photo
October 6, 2015 | Poetry

Three Poems

Jose Hernandez Diaz

By the time I hang up, the goats turn into Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez. We smoke my last cigarettes, the three of us. 

Five Poems photo
September 29, 2015 | Poetry

Five Poems

Annalise Mabe

Faith is a party you weren’t invited to, and God is a man
in a sheet with poked eyes to see;
you want to believe.

Four Poems photo
September 24, 2015 | Poetry

Four Poems

Kelly Clare

When we found the dead whale, we couldn’t recover the eye of it, and because I hadn’t lost my mother, I managed to survive. 

Two Poems photo
September 22, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Jennifer D. Corley

Jeff is driving me nuts. he's a fucking showboating liar. Walking around here like he owns the place. He only owns us.

Three Poems photo
September 21, 2015 | Poetry

Three Poems

Reiser Perkins

O to be born again with thick, matted fur


Three Poems photo
September 17, 2015 | Poetry

Three Poems

Sarah Ann Winn

She says the moon is just an overflowing ashtray with butts buried in the dark side.

Two Poems photo
September 10, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Eliza Callard

I keep coming back to the church.  

Five Poems photo
September 9, 2015 | Poetry

Five Poems

Paul Asta

Beef with Chiptole, DMB at the Garden, working at the mall, and many more topics. 

Daddy Issues photo
September 8, 2015 | Poetry

Daddy Issues

Tyler Gillespie

I tell you I wish my dad would come out as trans like Caitlyn Jenner &/or late-in-life gay like my ex-boyfriend’s father.

3 Poems photo
September 7, 2015 | Poetry

3 Poems

B. Diehl

On your way home from work,
you stop at a liquor store for smokes.

4 Poems photo
September 2, 2015 | Poetry

4 Poems

Emily Carney

legs apart, wrists willing: I am teaching myself to love sasha grey

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