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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

I Had a Dream That Was a Salsa Flavor photo
September 1, 2015 | Poetry

I Had a Dream That Was a Salsa Flavor

Jason Koo

for Rachel Corso

Have you tried all our salsa flavors before?
This is mild (not medium), this is... more

These Are Not Poems photo
August 28, 2015 | Poetry

These Are Not Poems

Elizabeth Ellen

My new friend interrupted me to say, “You seem like you live like a real artist.”
My new friend had already been twice published by The New Yorker.
I thought maybe she had confused me with herself.

If Everything's Under Control, You're Going Too Slow photo
August 25, 2015 | Poetry

If Everything's Under Control, You're Going Too Slow

Meg Wade


Let the okra go to waste, steal oranges from the
corner store. I'll tell you that... more

two poems photo
August 24, 2015 | Poetry

two poems

Greg Zorko

Karl Barth

let's forget the time we fought

and just say

that i have a specific kind of fear

it... more

asterisks photo
August 18, 2015 | Poetry


Spencer Madsen



i'm fucking useless and there's nothing going for me
*parents call*
everything's amazing, i'm the best i've ever... more

August 12, 2015 | Poetry


Chelsea Harlan


Painting of a Vietnamese restaurant lunch menu.

Painting of a woman being pulled out of a... more

It Was The Summer They Let The Opossum Into Your Bed photo
August 5, 2015 | Poetry

It Was The Summer They Let The Opossum Into Your Bed

Natasha Kochicheril Moni

The summer you learned who was dealing what. You were applying to programs, your pointillism, neat in inkwhen a wind disappeared your drawing.

balance photo
August 3, 2015 | Poetry


Natalie Sargent



the sky is gray and you will not stop talking
about balance
this focus has become your baby
for at least the past three... more

Smeary Flowers, 1983 photo
July 29, 2015 | Poetry

Smeary Flowers, 1983

Lauren Camp

All I wanted was the haze of a worn gown / of sleep after the scrape of that / honey-sipped night.

Three Poems photo
July 28, 2015 | Poetry

Three Poems

Sarah Barber

All summer the future had been coming for us like a thunderstorm at which turkeys look up and drown in the rain.

Poems photo
July 24, 2015 | Poetry


Elizabeth Ellen

I hadn’t had any alcohol to drink in forty-two days.
I had told myself I wouldn’t drink for thirty but once you stop doing something it’s hard to start doing it again.

2 Poems photo
July 23, 2015 | Poetry

2 Poems

Kelly Schirmann

I agree to an extended death

I am yelling out the windows

of this speeding automobile

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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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.