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2 Poems photo
January 1, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Mira Gonzalez

sex feels like a burden when you aren't on drugs

What it means to spend your formative years in the Fraser Valley photo
December 30, 2013 | Poetry

What it means to spend your formative years in the Fraser Valley

Kristin Kowalko

AJ he was special and gigantic i imagine his hands sometimes when... more

Two Poems photo
December 26, 2013 | Poetry

Two Poems

Craig Buchner

Those birds swept down with great urgency, talons punching the water, tearing into fish flesh, sometimes with a force that cut the salmon in two.

Two Poems photo
December 17, 2013 | Poetry

Two Poems

Rae Gouirand

I am not just this body. She is // not just her restraint. / I want to meet everything // there is for the first time / the accuracy of dying inside // I can celebrate that.

Dear Herculine photo
December 11, 2013 | Poetry

Dear Herculine

Aaron Apps

I don’t mean to fetishize your death, I mean to say we are both corpses in a way. I mean to say that we always already were animals dying into the soil, inhuman.

Wednesday and Bear Hunt photo
December 6, 2013 | Poetry

Wednesday and Bear Hunt

Sarah Gerkensmeyer

Wednesday Once upon a time it was Wednesday, and when the husband and wife awoke, all  of the windows in their... more

Hoop Dreams photo
December 3, 2013 | Poetry

Hoop Dreams

Tyler Gobble

Truth is Scottie Pippen / wasn’t born. He hatched from an egg that was stuck / to another, slightly larger egg. The opposite of Mugsy Bogues / on an airplane and the oxygen mask drops down, / for his seat only. Mookie Blaylock dresses up as Mookie / Blaylock for Halloween.

2 Poems photo
November 27, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

Keith Taylor

Banff: Running Away I was young enough to believe that when moments felt significant they probably were. I saw sacraments... more

Spanking Diane Sawyer photo
November 21, 2013 | Poetry

Spanking Diane Sawyer

Daniel Crocker

I want to spank Diane Sawyer In fact, I'd pay upwards of fifty dollars for it, at least if she was wearing white... more

2 Poems photo
November 19, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

Matthew Fee

A Theory of Blue  Telling the truth can be done in an American way, without irony or self-effacement. We begin with the image... more

2 Poems photo
November 14, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

Karen Craigo

Ars Poetica I want to say this simply: I was out near the river; the trees were bare, and would be. I saw no blacksnake in... more

2 Poems photo
November 11, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

Sarah Marshall

Ochlockonee Sawtooth palms, and the hymns of a leftover Palm Sunday lard the air with the gentleness of some imagined... more

Olden Times photo
November 8, 2013 | Poetry

Olden Times

Lincoln Michel

When my friend is upset because someone posted about them on the internet in a way they aren’t sure is ironic, it makes me... more

House Hold photo
November 7, 2013 | Poetry

House Hold

Tasha LeClair

  I The man—Grandpa's friend—said, Welcome to Heaven on Earth. He wore overalls and climbed... more

2 Poems photo
November 5, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

Matthew Olzmann

THE SKULL OF A UNICORN It “might” be a hoax. That’s what they’re reporting.  “Might” be... more

Two Poems photo
October 31, 2013 | Poetry

Two Poems

Kimberly Ann Southwick

like when I stand with the kitchen scissors in the citygarden, / thunderloving a green skinned fruit. // He hears my kisses, a wall grabber, the neighbors’ dog / left out in the cold.      here’s to his / soft wet nose      and a part of me / that bleeds dogblood, impure.

Poem for My Neighborhood photo
October 24, 2013 | Poetry

Poem for My Neighborhood

Stephen Morrow

 

I have been trying very hard / to consider the window’s pane, / but life keeps occurring beyond it. / Two gangs who were firing .45s / at each other across our busy street / inadvertently shot a lady in the forehead.

Biggie Poems photo
October 22, 2013 | Poetry

Biggie Poems

P. J. Williams

Juicy             “This album is dedicated to all the teachers... more

Three Poems photo
October 17, 2013 | Poetry

Three Poems

Jill McDonough

 

I chose to love the ones / I poured coffee for. Now I let myself fill / with tenderness for undergrads and murderers, / imagine them as children, little boys and girls. / Privilege and wonder, her underbite and glasses. / His new haircut, her white socks.
 
Two Poems photo
October 10, 2013 | Poetry

Two Poems

Justin Carter

 

you want back to ‘93: to soft skin / & nights driving down dirt road / & the desire to still be— / breathing, you want to say / but instead you think of all the things you wish / she was not

Listening to Nick Drake photo
October 3, 2013 | Poetry

Listening to Nick Drake

Michael Brokos

 

You’re beating him, he needs to protect / the plate and his at-bat, throw something / outside the zone! something he can’t / possibly hit, think how afraid he must be / of you.

2 Poems photo
September 30, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

Mike Roberts

Interrupting       and above the dryer on the back porch she let hang three pieces of purple glass—sometime... more

3 Poems photo
September 27, 2013 | Poetry

3 Poems

Michael Schmeltzer

  Re: Re: Personal Ad #5 (A Kiss Worth Three Lives) My father was in the war and told me never to ask if a soldier ever... more

Be a 22 Year Old American Boy photo
September 26, 2013 | Poetry

Be a 22 Year Old American Boy

Atticus Davis

.I Be a 22 year old American boy—get really drunk and embarrass yourself in front of the beautiful,... more

3 Poems photo
September 25, 2013 | Poetry

3 Poems

J. Bradley

I Was A White Girl In A Crowd Of White Girls In The Park The NSA did nothing after I left a document open on my laptop. In it, I... more

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