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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

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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

You Just Got Boomed photo
September 13, 2013 | Poetry

You Just Got Boomed

Ben Gross

you can call me the Boom Doctor

I have your emptied-out torso on the operating table

2 Poems photo
September 11, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

h. l. nelson

Tops Like Arrows

Dan’s Trans Am smashed into the guardrail,
him doing 75, all hopped up
on Dexatrim and Coors Lite.
I remember... more

White Wearing Wet Pants photo
September 9, 2013 | Poetry

White Wearing Wet Pants

Shane Allison

I’m wet and wearing white pants
I’m wet and wearing
White pants.
I’m wet and
Wearing white
Pants. I’m... more

Remember To photo
September 6, 2013 | Poetry

Remember To

Sarah Jean Alexander


I dreamt about walking around Ikea by myself and buying a lime green ice cube tray. I drive to the post office and pick out a large... more

3 Poems photo
September 4, 2013 | Poetry

3 Poems

Ras Dia

 

Tritina: Die

Our lives, the lyrics of ‘Die! Die! Die!’
Less the scenes in Die Hard or Die! Die!
My Darling! or Juliet... more

3 Poems photo
September 2, 2013 | Poetry

3 Poems

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Desireé Panda and the Lee Van Cleefs

A murder dinner for beckoning.  Let’s have a grave way with phonics.  Let’s tangle bright... more

Three Poems photo
August 27, 2013 | Poetry

Three Poems

Tracy Dimond

 

After a couple of Martinis, // one may regard oneself pleasantly pixelated. / I cure nerves with a ten-hour Netflix binge, // then curve my vertebrae to you / while our phones update.

Probably Starlings photo
August 22, 2013 | Poetry

Probably Starlings

Chris Garson

 

Washer and dryer as hapless duo, / each crashing and beating the other // to shit, idiot tandem: all this / while standing in place.

Two Poems photo
August 13, 2013 | Poetry

Two Poems

Renée Ashley

For weeks I thought only of this We are a body We will come undone A table of snow and a table of sorrow A tea that smells of a house burned down

Three Poems photo
August 8, 2013 | Poetry

Three Poems

Matthew Minicucci

I consider the narrow chain of cars pulled through city parks like kite-string.  In linguistics, mora is a single unit of syllabic weight.  I consider yelling at the yellow cab to add more syllabic weight to my overall point.

2 Poems photo
July 29, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

Douglas Korb

 

Where Everywhere Snow, There Grass


There was a patch of grass. There was snow
around the patch of grass. There was... more

3 Poems photo
July 24, 2013 | Poetry

3 Poems

Allison Leigh

 

Thing Being

               Écriture feminine

I was told on a train I was after

delicate—or something to do

with... more

5 Poems photo
July 22, 2013 | Poetry

5 Poems

Andrew J. Khaled Madigan

 

In first grade

we had to make
a little booklet
about our dads.

You take a sheet
of paper, fold it
fold it... more

3 Poems photo
July 19, 2013 | Poetry

3 Poems

M. G. Martin

 

will become

the morning your boots are filled with so much gravity that it is impossible to walk up or fall down a hill, will... more

Care of Hardwood Floors photo
July 17, 2013 | Poetry

Care of Hardwood Floors

Liz N. Clift

The gouges / in the floor will become your scars, even as you erase / the life you had together. The floor is your map.

5 Poems photo
July 16, 2013 | Poetry

5 Poems

Siel Ju

 

Parricide

Finally they took over the city of my father,
filled it with mosquitoes and bush fog, threw him
in a river of... more

6 Poems (plus bonus possum poem) photo
July 12, 2013 | Poetry

6 Poems (plus bonus possum poem)

Bill Carty

 

Sound for Fishes

Swim with a rock clutched between your teeth, apple-like. Have a friend do the same. Bang... more

Five Poems from Radiant Action photo
July 11, 2013 | Poetry

Five Poems from Radiant Action

Matt Hart

Anything worth saying can be rendered / as an aphorism, might itself be an aphorism, / just so you know     My phrase of the moment / is radiant action...

Guest Host photo
July 8, 2013 | Poetry

Guest Host

Diya Chaudhuri

George Strait’s in this poem now, he’s meddling
with everything.  He’s reading words
with the wrong inflections, making me... more

That Old and Good and Old Timey Good New England Butter photo
July 5, 2013 | Poetry

That Old and Good and Old Timey Good New England Butter

Sean Kilpatrick

 

Remember being mammalian in the friar patch?

Remember your best reserve for... 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.