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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 water speaking.

The water is... 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.

Not Everyone's On One photo
February 6, 2014 | Poetry

Not Everyone's On One

Zach Mueller

We can bump / Gucci and Sosa and Future while we sip lean with Sprite, / and talk Drill like Foucault talks about nutjobs, and talk / dying like Chiraq rappers. Like we’ve been there. We / haven’t.

Treasure photo
February 3, 2014 | Poetry

Treasure

Lauren Capet

In the woods beyond the property line, Henry and I find what decades ago used to be a farmer’s burn pile. Under years’ worth of leaf litter and yesterday’s snowfall there are remains, hard things fire could not destroy: twisted and rusted metal and scores of glittering glass bottles.

3 Poems photo
January 27, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Dominic Gualco

ENTROPY

I saw you at the library.
You said you’d gone to mars on a ‘commercial spaceship’
or something.

I removed three... more

5 Poems photo
January 24, 2014 | Poetry

5 Poems

Daniela Olszewska

THIRTEENZ

MyHalf-FangedMouth
SoundedOffAwkward
InAnAlcoveYesterday,
StillStufffedWithMother
TongueUncomfortable
SansBrainS... more

2 Poems photo
January 22, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Zachary Doss

The wife cuts off the husband’s beard & keeps it as a pet.

5 Poems photo
January 20, 2014 | Poetry

5 Poems

Suad Khatab Ali

a drunk salaryman in baggy gray suit
buys a meal replacement bar
from the vending machine

2 Poems photo
January 17, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

J. Scott Bugher

THE COIN COLLECTOR

I met the man in control of this vending machine gig for my eight-week review and was told I might get a break... more

3 Sad Sonnets photo
January 15, 2014 | Poetry

3 Sad Sonnets

Brenna York

One

Can’t write now would be too sad to read.
My celeb crushes get married or domestic.
I’m like a pair of dollar store... more

3 Poems photo
January 13, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Joshua Young

Ohio

we belong in the grass. my twin is in every photo. we made our way out of the alley, rockford files dialogue, fedora, the... more

6 Poems photo
January 10, 2014 | Poetry

6 Poems

Lucas Simon Foster

Should we smash the cricket of silence and smear its remains on our knees?
How do you feel about rap music? Do you know A$AP Rocky?
I don’t like Lil Durk yet; I don’t like Rich Homie Quan yet—it’s 2011.

2 Poems photo
January 8, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Jeff Tigchelaar

Dude, You Killed a Marsupial

 

            for my brother

 

What I’ve learned about opossums

since that gruesome... more

3 Poems photo
January 6, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Kathleen Schenck

Marlon Brando works at the full-serve Sunoco

2 Poems photo
January 3, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Jon Conley

you come in tell me of your night like the boys all stared at ur tits

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 i’m... 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 house... 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

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.