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Two Poems photo
January 23, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Kristen Brida

In high school I hid headless
barbie dolls under my bed

Two Poems photo
January 20, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Emily Present

i bought an essay with someone else’s money when i was 23
just to feel what it was like to steal words
it was the sickest i’ve ever been

Two Poems photo
January 18, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Molly McGinnis

The moon is small and perfectly cut.
Blinking between trees like the cursor
you used on your middle school blog.

Three Poems photo
January 16, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Brian Laidlaw

Miracles come more seldom now.
It’s satellite interference.

Three Poems photo
January 13, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

CL Bledsoe & Michael Gushue

In the far-flung depths of the future, historians
will look back to this day and say, "This
is where it all went wrong."

Three Poems photo
January 11, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Shelley Whitaker

There’s something about a horse that floats.
Watch her neck hover over the half-door
of a stall, or her sunlit backside rise

Two Poems photo
January 10, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Zara Sedore-Mallin

my brain is on fire
so i can tell by the colors
that winter is coming

Three Poems photo
January 9, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Tasha Coryell

Benjamin Franklin’s wife rubbed his paper fingers all over her body, saying, "I’ve got you now, Sweet Baby, I’ve got you now.” 

Two Poems photo
January 5, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

C.T. McGaha

when i was born, you bought a hill—
a great mound of clay and bone
and you named that mountain after us.

Two Poems photo
January 3, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Nick Narbutas

once I dated a girl w/"good is dead"
tattooed across her chest she turned out to be right
but not the way she wanted to be

Second Engine photo
December 29, 2016 | Poetry

Second Engine

Sarah Bates

I think about small green soldiers searching for Crater Lake.

WORD FOR LYING ABOUT A DREAM photo
December 27, 2016 | Poetry

WORD FOR LYING ABOUT A DREAM

Emily Dhatt

Because you find it interesting and want it analyzed without the burden of being analyzed yourself.

ARRIVALS photo
December 22, 2016 | Poetry

ARRIVALS

Hayley Hudson

A Ford Explorer firetruck and a cul-de-sac basement had a birdbath at night.

Four poems photo
December 16, 2016 | Poetry

Four poems

Chris Gilmore

Deconstructionism is just a fancy word for skepticism which is... more

3 Poems photo
December 15, 2016 | Poetry

3 Poems

Kwame Opoku-Duku

grandma was real creole
man
BRIGHT bright

Moon Poems photo
December 14, 2016 | Poetry

Moon Poems

Leesa Cross-Smith

OUTLAW LOVE I can listen to “Thirteen” by Big Star and pretend I am... more

White Sands photo
December 12, 2016 | Poetry

White Sands

Peter Shippy

After the credits, I vacuum. I vacuum for hours and hours.

Transcendental with Reincarnation photo
December 8, 2016 | Poetry

Transcendental with Reincarnation

Julianne Neely

Transcendental with Reincarnation  I was a bank/ cashier who stole /a five-dollar bill/ I was Laika/ a... more

2 Poems photo
December 7, 2016 | Poetry

2 Poems

Daria Rae

By now you tell me how I feel.
You tell me
what I will do and how I will act.
You do the creating
for me,

Maybe Rome Grew Tired photo
December 6, 2016 | Poetry

Maybe Rome Grew Tired

Tyler Atwood

I can't in good conscience watch a sixteenth season of Big Brother.

Four Poems photo
December 2, 2016 | Poetry

Four Poems

Carly Schweppe

What if you spent a morning pulling scallions from the soil and washing beets in a metal sink?

Three Poems photo
November 30, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

Karl Schroeder

I'm going to abandon everything / after this poem 

Comeuppance for the Good Old Boys at the El Club Scorpion photo
November 29, 2016 | Poetry

Comeuppance for the Good Old Boys at the El Club Scorpion

John Patrick McShea

Had a dream he was chained to a mountain while a buzzard ate his liver.

Election photo
November 28, 2016 | Poetry

Election

Elizabeth Ellen

“I’m just excited that my first time voting in a presidential election was for a woman,” my daughter said

“yeah,” I said

“that’s so exciting,” I said

Balkanization photo
November 28, 2016 | Poetry

Balkanization

William Repass

What dispossessed me sat erect beside the checked quilt in fishnets.

Recent Books

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

The original 2012 essay collection, redesigned and with three new essays by the author.

 

Available Now!

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Person/a

Elizabeth Ellen

"Ellen’s gigantic, circular novel leaves everything on the page. It’s one of the most thoughtful and creative books I’ve read in a long time."
—Chicago Review of Books, "The Best Books of 2017 (So Far)"

"PERSON/A is a fresh take on familiar feelings of loss and obsession. The novel feels like half autobiography, half fiction, and both halves will leave readers stunned."
—The Los Angeles Review

"I’m more stunned than able to decide or articulate what I really feel about Person/a, and that’s marvelous."
—The Lit Pub

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WOMEN

Chloe Caldwell

"You want this."
– Ashley Ford, Buzzfeed Books

“I’ll read anything Chloe Caldwell writes...  WOMEN is an urgent reminder that narrative is how we make sense of obsession.”
– Elisa Albert, author of After Birth