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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

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 of a... 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 wish I... 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 in

through the... 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 a hoax. 
Not is a hoax.
Not... 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 that told me I'd never amount to... 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 broken—taped together... 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 killed... 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, freckled,... 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

Rap Poems photo
September 24, 2013 | Poetry

Rap Poems

Mark Cugini

I. / A yawning / Pitbull puppy / dipped in gold.

Milk Sickness photo
September 23, 2013 | Poetry

Milk Sickness

David Greenspan

The boy has horrible teeth and a bicycle. They’re yellow, his teeth, and after school the children take a tree branch to his... more

5 Poems photo
September 20, 2013 | Poetry

5 Poems

Willis Plummer

*
i'm gandhi on the beaches
of northern california
i take comfort
in the fact that
the government watches me
on public... more

3 Poems photo
September 18, 2013 | Poetry

3 Poems

Jill Talbot

Absorbed

I was returning to a Texas town I had no business in,
and when I took him back into my bed, snuck into
his office... more

4 Poems photo
September 16, 2013 | Poetry

4 Poems

Dominic Gualco

burrow

you traced along the freckles on my back
with black ink,
like a crumpled constellation

i looked at the picture and... more

Recent Books

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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!

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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.