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3 Poems photo
September 27, 2017 | Poetry

3 Poems

Precious Okoyomon

When was the assertion of blackness anything other than an interrogation.
I’m fat and black and queer in america _They don’t know what to do with me

Two Poems photo
September 21, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Dionissios Kollias

Digital Hellos

An erroneous message of two equals,
in a future program.

The Internet was given an italicized quote
above... more

death by holograms photo
September 19, 2017 | Poetry

death by holograms

Chance Dibben

I am trying to come out to my father / but all he wants to talk about / are the 1985 Chicago Bears

2 Poems photo
September 18, 2017 | Poetry

2 Poems

Doug Paul Case

Self-Portrait as Zac Efron’s Butt Double

What a feeling to find yourself
wearing a nude thong
mounting a green motorcycle
on... more

Murmuration photo
September 15, 2017 | Poetry

Murmuration

ash adams


Before roosting in the city, starlings dive—
five thousand deep in flock. Like cells they follow the
law of localization. Bound... more

Two Poems photo
September 14, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Larry Narron

BROWSING FOR CHAINSAWS


The carwash that neighbors
the boarded-up hospital
suddenly leaks back to life.
A rust-eaten... more

Two Poems photo
September 12, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Katie Foster

All i want is an apple but no one / is picking these days.

After You Texted photo
September 7, 2017 | Poetry

After You Texted

Janet Frishberg

and a vague behind-the-eyes tired from reading about destruction until after midnight

Two Poems photo
September 4, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Mike Soto

[The wind of that dream lasted a horizon]

The wind of that dream lasted a horizon
of years in my stomach, leaving a lone... more

Three Poems photo
August 24, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

John Allen Taylor

Today I kiss her knuckles & we lumber home like mammoths.

Three Poems photo
August 22, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Jen Town

Lyrical lines of color dripping down: a chemical skyline.

Performance After the End of the World photo
August 17, 2017 | Poetry

Performance After the End of the World

Talin Tahajian

The only piece of advice I’ve got for anyone is to shout your precious name into the rain & wait for a response. 

Two Poems photo
August 15, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Kara Krewer

He’s called the rat king because of the actual rats  that hang from his shoulders like epaulets.

Raft Dress, Refugee photo
August 11, 2017 | Poetry

Raft Dress, Refugee

Barbara Rockman

A garment can withstand swell if the body can withstand laceration

 

Two Poems photo
August 7, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Samantha Guss

(The baptism.)

The first time I had sex
my hymen didn’t break
and you missed your bus

We wrote Mary Karr on
the margin... more

Holiday Hours photo
August 4, 2017 | Poetry

Holiday Hours

BJ Soloy

The president lands to a reception line & it’s all already campaigning again always. The president lands & I already took a shit this morning.

Three Poems photo
August 3, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Frank Montesonti

In this piece, the sculptor will sculpt herself sculpting. 

Three Poems photo
July 24, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Brandon Freels

Lying next to her, I wrote the last chapter of the Bible and surrounded our bed with Doritos.

Two Poems photo
July 20, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Vincent Poturica

through the hole in / your Reeboks I contemplate our future.

Two Poems photo
July 18, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

William Ward Butler

Just This Morning

A New Jersey train derails and crushes the station.
I wake slow, make coffee on the other side of the... more

Two Poems photo
July 12, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

A.M. O'Malley

I said to the / ceiling fan / I am here / to break / the sadness.

Four Poems photo
July 10, 2017 | Poetry

Four Poems

Joseph Grantham

most of the time / i am / bored and warm

such good photo
July 6, 2017 | Poetry

such good

Chris Barton

such good

I push a cloud out of my head
and stretch my ankle
I move forward like a spherical knife
not actively trying to... more

Three Poems photo
July 3, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Kaleigh Spollen

blm land

this belt of the nation feels equally
bible and rust and sun, where
mute billboards offer us
teeth cleaning for... more

I Am Whole, I Am Whole photo
June 30, 2017 | Poetry

I Am Whole, I Am Whole

Caleb Curtiss

I started watering the houseplants on a regular basis—this

after watching the dead multiply for the years I spent watering... 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.