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#EMPTYSTADIUM photo
April 18, 2016 | BASEBALL, Poetry

#EMPTYSTADIUM

Russell Brakefield

Without fans, the stands turn to a castle
of concrete and sea birds.

Freeway Statistics photo
April 14, 2016 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Freeway Statistics

G. O. Clark

each pitch lost in the peripheral blink of an eye

The Great American Road Trip photo
April 5, 2016 | Poetry

The Great American Road Trip

Paul Asta

Dear waiter, it’s true: Casey struck out.
But they forgot to say the pitcher used
steroids. Used historical revisionism

 

Two Poems photo
April 5, 2016 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Two Poems

Sandra Marchetti

The Unsayable
                      The Chicago Cubs last won a World Series championship in 1908

If it never happened,
would... more

Two Poems photo
March 31, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Ali Shapiro

If I leave rambling, incoherent apologies on your voicemail at four in the morning, is it still impressive that I’ve quit drinking?

Four Poems photo
March 30, 2016 | Poetry

Four Poems

Doug Paul Case

Déjà vu exists because time is a bunch of pink confetti

Two Poems photo
March 29, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Collin Callahan

I awoke in a forest of yellow
trees. When the air turned cold
they erased themselves.

Little Death in Five Parts photo
March 28, 2016 | Poetry

Little Death in Five Parts

Juliana Converse

I’m hoarse and feverish. We sing in the streets, “Feelin’ good was good enough for me, hee hee,” but then the breakfast booth only has two seats.

Milk Poems photo
March 25, 2016 | Poetry

Milk Poems

Emily Carney

I wear a velvet piece to the therapist’s office and she asks me to close my eyes. We agree to experience an illusion of me dancing...

Two Poems photo
March 24, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Brennan Bestwick

I do not leave
the houses I’ve built, I carry the nails and raise

the walls around me

Two Poems photo
March 22, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Scott Fenton

The plastic palm tree’s strung with bulbs like a bike chain. We take tropical vacations beyond Bed & Bath.

Autocomplete photo
March 17, 2016 | Poetry

Autocomplete

H.R. Webster

I can’t stop watching teenage boys eat shit at the skate park.
It gives me real pleasure.

Two Poems photo
March 15, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Melissa Queen

You breathe and scream so deep, underwater it sounds like song. 

Three Poems photo
March 10, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

David Wright

It is the intricate weaving of scents in the hair of your mustacheless beard. 

These things photo
March 10, 2016 | Poetry

These things

Maribeth Theroux

A wedding is coming
up, and it’s mine

Three Poems photo
March 8, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

Chloe N. Clark

On the bus, crunched between
the pole and an undergrad, I try to study
my hands.

My Old Friend Lou photo
March 3, 2016 | Poetry

My Old Friend Lou

Milton P. Ehrlich

Every time I walk to the library
I pass my old friend’s house
who doesn’t live there,
or anywhere anymore.

The Butcher photo
February 26, 2016 | Poetry

The Butcher

Teresa Plana

 

Once a year I decide
I don't love you. It's

today. Watch me
not make you breakfast.

The child is only
this flesh I... more

Alpha Centauri, Taylor Rain photo
February 25, 2016 | Poetry

Alpha Centauri, Taylor Rain

Vishal Narang

 

I've seen my friend Taylor sleeping
mouth open sometimes, one time with a boner

Whenever I've awoken him, he... more

Deleted Vows photo
February 23, 2016 | Poetry

Deleted Vows

Vincent Scarpa

 

To love is to understand
the tsunami--

that it's just a thing the sea does
when it's been too long

missing the... more

No One Ever Said a Murder Ballad was Anything but Haunting photo
February 19, 2016 | Poetry

No One Ever Said a Murder Ballad was Anything but Haunting

BJ Love


but that's all about to change. My murder ballads, well, they prefer to terrify. I... more

Sick Days photo
February 17, 2016 | Poetry

Sick Days

Kailey-Alyssa

 

chipped finger

nails the door shut         a swastika

earlobe   an appalachian woman

swollen & eating dirt      ... more

Two Poems photo
February 12, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Miles Preston-Clark

 

Greek Yogurt

my daughter and I were watching TV
it was some show where a group of overweight women
lose a bunch of... more

Hot Box photo
February 11, 2016 | Poetry

Hot Box

Sheila Squillante

where’s my dark booth damp panties mid-day fluff and relief

Two Poems photo
February 10, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Indiana Jones

 

THE HEART OF THE MATTER

If I had any money I would leave the country. There aren't any people here and I know them all. I... 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.