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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 right to be... 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," the guru said... 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 much... 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 dreams... 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 colored... more

Two Poems photo
March 4, 2014 | Poetry

Two Poems

Michelle Peñaloza

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 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.

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.