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5 Poems photo
May 26, 2014 | Poetry

5 Poems

Marci Rae Johnson

The Springfield Fire Department Reminds You to Be Prepared for Earthquakes Even though Vachel Lindsay drank lye and died in this... more

3 Poems photo
May 23, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Ben Clark

Benjamin Charles Dowd This has nothing to do with what you etch into the trunk with his only pocket knife or that it will take him... more

2 Poems photo
May 22, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Madison Langston

it’s okay to sleep with a dickhead if they tell you about guided by voices
 
3 poems about depression photo
May 21, 2014 | Poetry

3 poems about depression

Alexandra Wuest

Make a vision board

Watch Girl, Interrupted

Eat more protein

from The Invention of Monsters / A Performance in One Act photo
May 19, 2014 | Poetry

from The Invention of Monsters / A Performance in One Act

C Dylan Bassett

              SCENE An... more

Two Martial Arts photo
May 16, 2014 | Poetry

Two Martial Arts

Spencer Madsen

1.  as great as our best days will be our worst days will be twice as worse you can’t take from somebody their... more

2 Poems photo
May 14, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Rebecca Lilly

THE CORNER PRIEST "All things considered, you'd best not putter around, frittering hours, but listen to your heart,"... more

3 Poems photo
May 13, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Jordan Castro

he said 'i think i work out just as like, an excuse to drink protein, you know?'

 
2 Poems photo
May 12, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Talin Tahajian

ii.
There were too many lizards

3 Poems photo
May 9, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Jamison Crabtree

MY FATHER PLAYS SONGS TO THE MOON, MY SON PLAYS SONGS TO THE MOON An absence surrounds the cabin; an absence haunts it. My... more

2 Poems photo
May 7, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

JoAnna Novak

PRIVATE INTERACTIONS IN A MIXED-SEX GROUP Together, we separate. We stare at mud or Easter’s grey river, disciplined,... more

3 Poems photo
May 5, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Joshua Willey

Last Night at the Electroclash Some one said tech kids are really just Bros who couldn’t play football. My wingman Took so... more

4 Poems photo
May 2, 2014 | Poetry

4 Poems

Ras Dia

(jesus) [said] i. a penis is not a victory dance. x. friday is for wine, camels, and cummings. ix. delilah penetrated samson... more

5 Poems photo
May 1, 2014 | Poetry

5 Poems

Gregory Zorko

Syrup We are listening to New Order with the blanket over our heads. Your PC under the blanket is our companion. You touch me again... more

No Kin in Flowers photo
April 25, 2014 | Poetry

No Kin in Flowers

Carabella Sands

You drink all the beers I bought And push towards me an arm full of bottles You say, “I want to be alone With my... more

Base Running photo
April 21, 2014 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Base Running

Russell Brakefield

August burns on and a quiet resin lifts from my skin. The ruins of my body idling on the couch. Drunk again or just resigned to... more

For Jake "The Snake" Roberts, on the Occasion of Making an Unlikely Out in Centerfield During a Charity Softball Game photo
April 10, 2014 | BASEBALL, Poetry

For Jake "The Snake" Roberts, on the Occasion of Making an Unlikely Out in Centerfield During a Charity Softball Game

Colette Arrand

Like every catch before... more

The Fathers at the Little League Field   photo
April 2, 2014 | BASEBALL, Poetry

The Fathers at the Little League Field  

Amorak Huey

Above them, the field lights hum to life, // a million moths clump and whirl and dive. / The game has tightened in the late innings, // the shouting grows tense, important. / Cigarettes are flicked into the gravel, // embers blur to ash.

2 Poems photo
March 4, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Rebecca Bornstein

Dogshit There’s grass growing on the dogshit next-door, under the library mural of the Indian boy with the salmon... more

Two Poems photo
March 4, 2014 | Poetry

Two Poems

Michelle PeƱaloza

If only she'd thought to smash, earlier, the infinitive to destroy never occurred to her, never in this careful home of her planning.

Attempts to Name a Focal Point photo
February 27, 2014 | Poetry

Attempts to Name a Focal Point

Jeff Hardin

Some accounting’s underway, composed of chiding, shifts in tone, redirections. Surely one or two rumors eventually craft a context where they’re true. 

Not Quite photo
February 25, 2014 | Poetry

Not Quite

Michelle Donahue

I am so many places               lonely. I think I savor it, just me & Canada boundary... more

Three Poems photo
February 20, 2014 | Poetry

Three Poems

Rachel Harthcock

I could never / be a girl who wears a bikini top in place of a bra / like all the other girls in South Florida, who put vodka / in their Gatorade bottles and were, I think, much happier...

Incomplete Diagnosis from the Tire Barn, Champaign, IL photo
February 18, 2014 | Poetry

Incomplete Diagnosis from the Tire Barn, Champaign, IL

David Wright

According to Ronnie, the small man in the black shirt, I am indeed the world's most... more

Three Poems photo
February 12, 2014 | Poetry

Three Poems

John Poch

Once, I heard a boxing coach say you don’t punch a thing if you really want to achieve your objective—which is pure harm—you punch through. Since that day, I have often thought of the other side.

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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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

a set of linked stories with some of the same characters from Person/a and a lot of new ones and the world is the same but different from the world in Person/a and the stories take place in a year absent from Person/a. if that makes sense. contains the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture" from American Short Fiction, if that's something that moves you to buy books. <3

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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!