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Twenty Plays photo
November 12, 2018 | Poetry

Twenty Plays

Brittany Ackerman

1.  My ex-boyfriend got engaged to a girl less than a year after he broke up with me.  We had dinner with her once.  She was a family friend.  She wore hoop earrings and looked like a worst-case scenario Mila Kunis.  I hated her but I didn't know why yet.

In The Aftermath photo
November 9, 2018 | Poetry

In The Aftermath

William A. Greenfield

Via some prophecy, my son has
reached one half my chronological
age. And there are so many things

he can tell me: when The Macho... more

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Wendy’s photo
November 5, 2018 | Poetry

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Wendy’s

Danny Caine

On the way to T’s childhood Wendy’s I tell her
about mine, a Fancy Wendy’s, with a salad bar,
rooms, tin... more

spell for electron microscopes photo
October 30, 2018 | Poetry

spell for electron microscopes

Maya Jewell Zeller

spell for electron microscopes/ for silicate minerals & landfills


if my friends say you are a cell tower... more

Driving Through Colorado, Listening to the Radio, Thinking of My Father Again photo
October 26, 2018 | Poetry

Driving Through Colorado, Listening to the Radio, Thinking of My Father Again

Sophie Klahr

Well look, the radio says ... 

Four poems photo
October 22, 2018 | Poetry

Four poems

Lauren Stroh


I cry because of
how much time
we lost of my childhood
not singing in the front... more

Three Poems photo
October 18, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

Erika Walsh


I want to be rewarded for my good thoughts. My good purchase. I want free shipping. Gentle... more

three poems photo
October 16, 2018 | Poetry

three poems

Isaac Ginsberg Miller


In January the birds awakened mid-
flight. In February the bats left
their cave and we... more

Five poems photo
October 12, 2018 | Poetry

Five poems

Alyse Knorr

scare tactics

I grew hands by the dozen
I was a generalized reaching
clasping monster it was
not... more

Three Poems photo
October 10, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

Alex Vigue

Poem from the perspective of Sasha Velour’s rose petals during her lip sync performance of Whitney... more

Three Poems  photo
October 8, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems 

Janice Majewski

air wants
to hold
flame down

Business Trip photo
October 5, 2018 | Poetry

Business Trip

Amy Oldfield

Did we go to Boston twice or did all this happen in one trip? I remember two different rooms but we used to change hotels all the time,... more

Two Poems photo
October 4, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Savannah Slone


Lick me with your warm
honey tongue. Give me your port-wine
stain birthmark.

You are... more

The Poet Debates with his Friend's Mistress, Death photo
October 4, 2018 | Poetry

The Poet Debates with his Friend's Mistress, Death

Jason Reed-Mundell

The kettle boiled; I made the tea,

And when I turned around,

I saw she’d set the cups and placed

A third one for the skull.

Debris of a Bygone Era photo
October 3, 2018 | Poetry

Debris of a Bygone Era

Stephen Langlois

please believe me
            when i tell you this
            when i tell you of the high concentration of uranium and thorium 

Two Poems photo
October 2, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Tommy Jarrell


Flat water became rare in the house.
We loosened our jaws and drank
sparkling water from... more

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Texas Roadhouse photo
October 1, 2018 | Poetry

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Texas Roadhouse

Danny Caine

Every book says I’ll miss this part.

Two Poems photo
September 28, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Thomas Renjilian

"Late Spring" and "Inconceivable"

Two Poems photo
September 25, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Genevieve DeGuzman

"A Haunting" and "Shape Shift"

Four Poems photo
September 21, 2018 | Poetry

Four Poems

Lotte Mitchell Reford

"Eve Learns to Dominate," "Farmers' Market," "Small-Town Fuck Geometry," and "Religious Art"

Two Poems photo
September 17, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Patrick Dundon

"A List of Men I Have Dated" and "Dear Diary"

band-aid photo
September 15, 2018 | Poetry


Ottavia Silvestri

on a plastic chair...

Something I've Owned photo
September 12, 2018 | Poetry

Something I've Owned

Sam Herschel Wein

I was reading today how trees, though not touching directly,
talk to each other...

In a Shell Station photo
September 10, 2018 | Poetry

In a Shell Station

Corey Oglesby

I like to say I hate it when people say this,
but sometimes it really is what it is...

Empire Empire photo
September 7, 2018 | Poetry

Empire Empire

Catherine Chen

To be led by the engine of empire...

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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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

Saul Stories is a linked collection that explores the relationships between a forty-year-old female artist, her teenaged daughter, and her daughter's friends. With ferocious realism, the book interrogates how children of differing classes and races are treated in the U.S., and the salacious and skeptical ways the current culture views cross-generational friendships. But most potently—in narratives taking place in Denny's and movie theatres and living rooms and cars—Saul Stories wonders what it means to be a woman and an artist and a mother, all at once.