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2 Poems (from The Gospel According to X) photo
August 9, 2018 | Poetry

2 Poems (from The Gospel According to X)

Oliver Baez Bendorf

from
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO X

 

Prayer is what you do when you don’t know whether your animal will live... more

2 Poems photo
August 8, 2018 | Poetry

2 Poems

catch business

how to wear a crop top to office depot

trying not to think of you

when i connect with someone

i... more

The Mounting Evidence against Monotheism photo
August 7, 2018 | Poetry

The Mounting Evidence against Monotheism

Jeffrey Hermann

Because there’s a god for the water on your skin
when you’ve come from the lake. One for the absence
of... more

Heavy Metal Love Song photo
August 6, 2018 | Poetry

Heavy Metal Love Song

Lia Mastropolo

Heavy Metal Love Song

Street drafts off the two-tone carpet in my underworld            

Air so much... more

3 Poems photo
August 3, 2018 | Poetry

3 Poems

Jakob Maier

No Vision

Two teenagers set my state on fire
with a bottle rocket. We flee
between coasts like... more

Bennigan’s photo
August 2, 2018 | Poetry

Bennigan’s

Josh Olsen

There’s an elderly couple camped out in the parking lot of an abandoned Bennigan’s.

Full-sized, luxury RV, Weber grill, folding chairs,... more

two poems photo
July 31, 2018 | Poetry

two poems

Kristen Rouisse

BEFORE LIFT OFF

Before the plane’s wheels begin spooling air
in an act of contrition 

as if to... more

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed with Poems: Cracker Barrel photo
July 30, 2018 | Poetry

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed with Poems: Cracker Barrel

Danny Caine

All day I look forward to hours of empty house
then I’m there and the whole place itches. I go
not home but the place that tries so hard to feel like it.

Two Poems photo
July 26, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Terrence Abrahams

reasons why my father sent me a picture of a dead coyote

to start a conversation

to assuage my... more

two poems photo
July 24, 2018 | Poetry

two poems

Brittney Scott

Please Hold

I’m patiently unraveling
on the phone while the automated service
explains overdraft... more

one poem photo
July 20, 2018 | Poetry

one poem

Eugenia Francis

First Week of April, Los Angeles
(as transcribed from the iCalendar “what really happened”)

1
got... more

two poems  photo
July 17, 2018 | Poetry

two poems 

Hanna M. Owens

1. A poem about desire

a man in the airport looking at women
ponytails and leggings
how combustible... more

two poems photo
July 16, 2018 | Poetry

two poems

Ethan Evans

mirror

an estimated 52% of internet traffic
is composed of bots & i am in love
with everyone i... more

five poems photo
July 12, 2018 | Poetry

five poems

will butts

10,000 years from now

two men will be
digging
in the ground
and they’ll find
a frisbee
buried... more

three poems photo
July 10, 2018 | Poetry

three poems

Leah Dworkin

to gain followers I use my body then / I lose them with my poems

FIVE POEMS photo
July 5, 2018 | Poetry

FIVE POEMS

Jacqueline Young

while i / in half-lotus / pluck stubble from / my belly

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: In-N-Out Burger photo
July 4, 2018 | Poetry

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: In-N-Out Burger

Danny Caine

Nostalgia style: you miss your Double Double
before you even take a bite. You know
burgers become slimy wax paper crumbles,
babies become toddlers, toddlers become

Three Poems photo
July 3, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

Joseph Grantham

i only do the poet voice / when i'm hungover

Four Poems photo
June 29, 2018 | Poetry

Four Poems

Darin Ciccotelli

Rain drags its cage / through the neighborhood. You / see nothing but // trenches. Rusty shovels, / the alien rocks sprayed / like genitals. 

Four Poems photo
June 27, 2018 | Poetry

Four Poems

Brandon Melendez

For weeks after, I watched California burn / out my window & on the evening news & the ash // in my cheeks became the only way/ to pronounce home.

Always an Animal at the End of the Leash photo
June 25, 2018 | Poetry

Always an Animal at the End of the Leash

Bryce Emley

My dog keeps biting me when he’s scared / and, like anyone, is always scared.

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Culver’s photo
June 21, 2018 | Poetry

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Culver’s

Danny Caine

We’ve never lived in Culver’s territory and it still doesn’t

feel like we do. I mean, it’s at 33rd and Iowa and our place
is at 9th and Indiana. That’s like a 15-minute drive.

Three Poems photo
June 20, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

Tom Kelly

With the bobby pin I’ve kept beneath my tongue all morning, / my fingers spring the lock to my parent’s bedroom // where mom’s cherry lipstick glows beneath a seashell lamp. 

Five Poems photo
June 18, 2018 | Poetry

Five Poems

Christina Beasley

I am hairpin volcanoes and ugly seahorses. / A rejected and quaking paradise. A pile of aged-rafter / forearms. I am not a house, but a chaos of candy bones.  

Three Poems photo
June 14, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

Alyssandra Tobin

New Jersey as land of claws & fangs & deep fields of grass that stumble onto the side of the highway // New Jersey as fields of soft dirty ice // New Jersey as blondhairblueeyes slapping you in the face at lunch in the cafeteria in front of all your friends

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.