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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. 

 
4 Jeff Bridges poems photo
November 30, 2012 | Poetry

Jeff Bridges poems

Donora Hillard

 

You tell Jeff Bridges you fear
your dying breath will be just like
the whimper you make when trying
to... more

Two Poems photo
November 28, 2012 | Poetry

Two Poems

Katie Jean Shinkle

tell me, what are we looking for, don’t die right now

Three Poems photo
November 20, 2012 | Poetry

Three Poems

Chris Mink

Because sharks mate / by just passing for a moment / before separating forever and / because his dog died...

Two Poems photo
November 15, 2012 | Poetry

Two Poems

Katie Schmid

its dreams are a whetstone // it sharpens itself all night long.

Four Poems photo
November 8, 2012 | Poetry

Four Poems

Matthew Gavin Frank

At a certain point, / no sex becomes a little Branch Davidian

Kathy Acker and the Cuttlefish photo
October 25, 2012 | Poetry

Kathy Acker and the Cuttlefish

Emma Sovich

Kathy Acker was sick of shaving her legs.  Every time she shaved them she cut herself.  It didn’t matter if the blade... more

with dogs in my heart photo
October 18, 2012 | Poetry

with dogs in my heart

Peter Berghoef

I am talking about the one with the monkey paw clutched against her breast. I have no illusions about the others. We can make this work.

Three Poems photo
October 18, 2012 | Poetry

Three Poems

Joshua Helms

DREAM

Our legs are stilts. Beyond our ankles
are the blunt ends of crutches. Our feet
are missing. But our hands are... more

Endurance Test photo
October 11, 2012 | Poetry

Endurance Test

Kristine Ong Muslim

a split bowl of suns dissolving a table

In the absence of wings photo
October 11, 2012 | Poetry

In the absence of wings

Helen Vitoria

One girl watches the boys make a bomb of birds

Three Poems photo
October 3, 2012 | Poetry

Three Poems

Sasha Fletcher

There was a thunderstorm
but nobody wanted it. It just sat there...

Two Poems photo
September 27, 2012 | Poetry

Two Poems

Ben Clark & Colin Winnette

No people are my people. I am without a means of saving anyone.

Three Poems photo
September 19, 2012 | Poetry

Three Poems

Peter Berghoef

put the skull on your mouth / in a dry place / where they died

Two Poems photo
September 13, 2012 | Poetry

Two Poems

Caleb Curtiss

John had just broken up with his girlfriend for the second to last time before she’d left him for good (moved out to Indiana, got married, had a kid…)

The Eric Chavez Sonnets photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Poetry

The Eric Chavez Sonnets

Jesse Morse

September 9, 2007

Add incandescent dedication to six gold gloves
and get a damaged biceps tendon, a bad back and
a... more

Baseball Haiku(s)! photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Baseball Haiku(s)!

coach wont stop yelling
"watch the signs from the bench coach!"
but i hate bunting
- Brad Epperson



Swing... more

Baseball Haikus photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Baseball Haikus





A swing and a miss.
And now the lone samurai
Returns to the bench.
        - Ted... more

Recent Books

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

"I didn't want to ever be outside of this moment. I knew at some point I would look at the picture I'd just taken and feel an overwhelming sense of loss. I thought as long as we could manage to stay inside this particular hotel room, to avoid our phones and every person with whom we'd ever come into contact, we would continue to feel whole. We were revolutionaries, goddamnit. These were our accumulation of beautiful moments. Before the world fractured us. I don't expect you to understand how I became Brad Pitt in that moment, how we all just flew along down the highway. Bandits. Ex-patriots. In love with this countryside, if not this country. Paper Moon. The Last Picture Show. All of this shot in black and white. Only the final scene in color."

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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.