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The Haberdash photo
May 15, 2013 | Poetry

The Haberdash

Adam Robinson

Suddenly I want to be the one to leave a party.
Maybe life imitates art after all.

2 Poems photo
May 14, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

Calvero

Today
I was at McDonald’s
and there was this chunky,
high school-aged kid...

2 Poems photo
May 13, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

Prathna Lor

I know the scars of my grandfather do you. I know the guns in my pelvis do you...

3 Poems photo
May 10, 2013 | Poetry

3 Poems

Rachel B. Glaser

later, an iguana slinked up the steps in a macho, prehistoric way...

2 Poems photo
May 9, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

Cooper Esteban

You must imagine god as syrupy mist.

 

The Women photo
May 8, 2013 | Poetry

The Women

Ashley Farmer

You imagine you’re a tipping point wrapped in a synthetic summer dress.

2 Poems photo
May 7, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

Mike Young

None of us have those cats who go
viral meowing Springsteen songs...

4 Poems photo
May 6, 2013 | Poetry

4 Poems

Kit Frick

Night comes in a slow bloom of abandon.

Miami photo
May 3, 2013 | Poetry

Miami

Gene Morgan

Have you ever seen a rich person?
It's not like that movie about rich people–

Four Poems photo
May 2, 2013 | Poetry

Four Poems

Phil Estes

Then there’s the Schnabel:
Some colors and Adieu...

More Overly Accommodating Poetry Written to Answer a Question I've Tried to Imply That You Asked photo
May 1, 2013 | Poetry

More Overly Accommodating Poetry Written to Answer a Question I've Tried to Imply That You Asked

Chelsea Martin

This poem is about death and, to some extent, life.

Portrait in the Mirror Behind the Bar photo
April 25, 2013 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Portrait in the Mirror Behind the Bar

Rich Smith

Anyone who loves Tim loves him for the same reason.
He hit one home run. "Did you ever hit one?"
He'll... more

Explaining An Affinity for R.A. Dickey photo
April 18, 2013 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Explaining An Affinity for R.A. Dickey

Lauri Anderson Alford

 

            after A.E. Stallings

That his fingernails are immaculate, shaped
into thin arches of... more

Chicago Cubs Sestina photo
April 11, 2013 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Chicago Cubs Sestina

Kelly Luce

"Do they still play the blues in Chicago / when baseball season rolls around?"
— Steve Goodman, "A Dying Cubs Fan's Last... more

3 Poems photo
March 13, 2013 | Poetry

3 Poems

Bryan Miller

Except for the first single-celled organism
preposterously long ago, firecracker snapped
from a vast nothing, the earth is mulch & rot.

Menagerie photo
March 7, 2013 | Poetry

Menagerie

Christina Stephens

If I were a room,
I would be transparent.

2 Poems photo
February 27, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

Sean Karns

 

Happy Birthday   

You push your bike
on the worn pathway
into the bushes.
You enter my apartment
with chocolate... more

Three Poems photo
February 20, 2013 | Poetry

Three Poems

Hannah Stephenson

Self-portrait as fogged up car. / Self-portrait as Home Depot // parking lot at 3 AM, no cars, / no people. Self-portrait with // grocery cart with someone else’s / left behind list.

Two Short Pieces photo
February 13, 2013 | Poetry

Two Short Pieces

Anne Germanacos

Looking for the right angle

He poo-poo’s my relationship to nature, even when I tell him about touching the dead... more

Dear Money Shot photo
February 12, 2013 | Poetry

Dear Money Shot

Steve Davenport

It’s the new plan, Shooter.  Poetry for broken systems.  Insurance rider attached. 

3 Poems photo
February 7, 2013 | Poetry

3 Poems

Matthew Mahaney

Fishhooks the size of anchors have started falling from the sky. It’s happening two or three times a week...

Two Poems photo
January 31, 2013 | Poetry

Two Poems

Christina Olson

She can pack what remains of the pancreas like a Tetris pro. But at night she dreams of Lily.

I Am Sorry to Piss You Off, Wendell Berry photo
December 21, 2012 | Poetry

I Am Sorry to Piss You Off, Wendell Berry

David Wright

I got off, one night, at the exit to pee, / but was afraid to enter the shop. Afraid / of the porn, I parked behind the shaft

Two Poems photo
December 13, 2012 | Poetry

Two Poems

Rob Kenagy

flowering and husking in the cornfield. Blooming / and ripping ourselves open. Surprising even our kin.

2 Poems photo
December 5, 2012 | Poetry

2 Poems

Elisa Gabbert & Kathleen Rooney

When talking dirty, be sure to use action words and nouns that cause pictures inside people’s heads. End with an image and don't explain. 

 

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.