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2 Poems photo
December 7, 2016 | Poetry

2 Poems

Daria Rae

By now you tell me how I feel.
You tell me
what I will do and how I will act.
You do the creating
for me,

Maybe Rome Grew Tired photo
December 6, 2016 | Poetry

Maybe Rome Grew Tired

Tyler Atwood

I can't in good conscience watch a sixteenth season of Big Brother.

Four Poems photo
December 2, 2016 | Poetry

Four Poems

Carly Schweppe

What if you spent a morning pulling scallions from the soil and washing beets in a metal sink?

Three Poems photo
November 30, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

Karl Schroeder

I'm going to abandon everything / after this poem 

Comeuppance for the Good Old Boys at the El Club Scorpion photo
November 29, 2016 | Poetry

Comeuppance for the Good Old Boys at the El Club Scorpion

John Patrick McShea

Had a dream he was chained to a mountain while a buzzard ate his liver.

Election photo
November 28, 2016 | Poetry

Election

Elizabeth Ellen

“I’m just excited that my first time voting in a presidential election was for a woman,” my daughter said

“yeah,” I said

“that’s so exciting,” I said

Balkanization photo
November 28, 2016 | Poetry

Balkanization

William Repass

What dispossessed me sat erect beside the checked quilt in fishnets.

Three Poems photo
November 25, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

Sara Biggs Chaney

& no I'm still not thirsty / although i find myself / thinking too frequently / about jagerbombs

Echidna Speed Dating photo
November 23, 2016 | Poetry

Echidna Speed Dating

Yael Massen

I got my dad’s big nose and people make fun of me for it.

Five Poems photo
November 22, 2016 | Poetry

Five Poems

Davy Knittle

[victory lobe] 

 

tiny towns or a dog could keep me pleased  

for six months, then I’d wear felt triangles  

look... more

Solomon in the Dark photo
November 21, 2016 | Poetry

Solomon in the Dark

Elijah Matthew Tubbs

Because anytime is the right time for a haiku.

Odyssey photo
November 18, 2016 | Poetry

Odyssey

Demond Blake

I usually distance myself from someone after i’m physical with them.

Understand, I Wasn't Always This Way photo
November 14, 2016 | Poetry

Understand, I Wasn't Always This Way

Taylor Collier

Understand, neurotic perfectionists are mostly calculated

Mall of America photo
November 11, 2016 | Poetry

Mall of America

Francesca Kritikos

 
 
I Got So Good photo
November 9, 2016 | Poetry

I Got So Good

Adam Tedesco

thinking about how all of it started

thinking about how the poems ends

Two Poems photo
November 7, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Katrin Tschirgi

Once, at the watering hole, a man with a knit-closed eye

kissed me until I spat up a silver coin.

Self-Portrait as Four Small Test Tubes photo
November 3, 2016 | Poetry

Self-Portrait as Four Small Test Tubes

Jesse Steinmetz

four small test tubes.

Two Poems photo
November 1, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Claire Gordon

Your face, my light. What terrible things I’d do for it. 

Clowns Weren't Creepy in 1921 photo
October 31, 2016 | Poetry

Clowns Weren't Creepy in 1921

Rolf Potts

But life was good for clowns back then

Two Poems photo
October 28, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Aubrey Ryan

Trump & A Syllabus of Goals

To gift you the stink of goats.
To gift you bright whey.
To neon-bright your mouth

with... more

Two Poems photo
October 26, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Lucy Wainger

Portrait, with Negative Space

Running faucet, orange light hollow as a pill bottle,
images submerged in a bath of chemicals,... more

Five Poems photo
October 24, 2016 | Poetry

Five Poems

Katie Mertz

Tiny Evolutions

okay so let’s talk
about the exes we mythologize
for the wrong reasons   like leave
a toothbrush at my... more

Two Poems photo
October 21, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Daniel Bailey

MONUMENT

YOU SPECIFY IN YOUR LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT “BURY ME WHERE I STAND” SO THEY REMOVE A CHUNK OF TILES FROM THE FLOOR IN... more

Three Poems photo
October 19, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

A.N. Lawrence

Class Aves

Anyone that ever heard the call
of the Rodrigues Solitaire

is long dead, but its name is trapped in... more

Two Poems photo
October 17, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Richard Prins

On Miracles

Jesus trained a dolphin to swim up under him and lift him over the waves.

Jesus wanted to show everyone his... more

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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.