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Runnin' With the Devil photo
August 12, 2016 | Poetry

Runnin' With the Devil

W. Todd Kaneko

The last words you will hear in this world/ will be a lie, but when you’re high, you never/ consider how scary Paradise can be/ to snakes

Pin the Tail on the Predator photo
August 11, 2016 | Poetry

Pin the Tail on the Predator

Stevie Edwards

here were girls who sank/ a thousand leagues beneath his hips/ and never bobbed back for air. I came ashore/ in a body of my own, crooked gate/ and piano fingers

3 Poems photo
August 9, 2016 | Poetry

3 Poems

Homeless

A sky
like an enormous
Friedrich Nietzsche-looking
manhole cover
tries to explain your mind
to you.

Two Poems photo
August 5, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Catch Business

i challenge my body/ wearing all white/ i lay down/ only to need to sit up/ i lay down i wish i was/ my own alarm

Curatorial Skills photo
August 3, 2016 | Poetry

Curatorial Skills

jessie knoles

it is in the museum of three years/ that i hide dog teeth and seashells./ your semen in my belly button that/ i secretly finger in the grocery store/ milk aisle.

Two Poems photo
July 29, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Scott Miles

Tonight a boy goes to a field where he knows a horse has died.

B(Earth)day photo
July 27, 2016 | Poetry

B(Earth)day

Matthew Schmidt

I’m shoving fat candles into dirt, blowtorching the wicks and tooting horns. I couldn’t render enough tallow to... more

Two Poems photo
July 25, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Maggie Graber

April A cycle with seven edges equals my dream of bicycle spokes jutting towards the center of an ice cream bowl.... more

Two Poems photo
July 21, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Molly Bess Rector

You were dead: tiny birds of glass littered the road like jeweled confetti for a New Year’s bash.

To the Loch Ness photo
July 19, 2016 | Poetry

To the Loch Ness

Cait Weiss

Or more specifically its monster, long tail whisper in our swimming pool: in a valley girl’s mind. 

Two Poems photo
July 15, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Anna Deem

Dibs In Chicago, we use dibs to take ownership of what we will never own. Traffic cones, rusted patio chairs, strollers, a... more

Morning Rituals photo
July 14, 2016 | Poetry

Morning Rituals

Todd Osborne

He started as a single Clay Aiken, the one we all knew with the smiling face and aw-shucks demeanor

Lone Horse Running photo
July 12, 2016 | Poetry

Lone Horse Running

E.G. Cunningham

If this were paint it’d be asymptotic, red.

Four Poems photo
July 6, 2016 | Poetry

Four Poems

Shayla Lawson

Too many toasties cut in quarters for Subway. Too many indemnity claims at Allstate.

Three Poems photo
July 4, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

Joshua Johnston

If you’re wanting to write a poem that will appeal to the largest possible amount of people, you really can’t go wrong writing a poem about water.

Four Poems photo
July 1, 2016 | Poetry

Four Poems

Chloe N. Clark

we feel safe when we taste one another and we feel safest when our mouths are numb

two poems photo
June 29, 2016 | Poetry

two poems

JDA Winslow

  believing in nothing listening to jazz cooking purple sprouting rituals evoking somelike the aspirations of the... more

Two Poems photo
June 28, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Emily Sipiora

please alert The

Paris Review that this wrenching November

is truly the cruelest month of all.

4 Poems photo
June 24, 2016 | Poetry

4 Poems

Lydia Hounat

the drugs didn’t wear off,
the guy she wants to get in bed
                                doesn’t really care.

when she was 6 she’d never touch cigarettes,
                                but drugs made her slip

2 Poems photo
June 23, 2016 | Poetry

2 Poems

Wendy C. Ortiz

washing the wound
in beer and poetry

5 Poems photo
June 21, 2016 | Poetry

5 Poems

Hanna Mangold

Yellow 1 & 2 I will no longer keep you; I will remember you yellow you have a beautiful yellow ache, a scarf made of heavy... more

A Giant Cat Poem photo
June 20, 2016 | Poetry

A Giant Cat Poem

Noah Cicero

  There is not one song in my YouTube  favorites  sad enough to endure this night wearing my... more

i can't watch tv anymore ever basically photo
June 17, 2016 | Poetry

i can't watch tv anymore ever basically

Paige Allen

the cat and i are watching HBO pretending time passes much faster than it does like how this guy has... more

SEARCHING FOR PETCO photo
June 15, 2016 | Poetry

SEARCHING FOR PETCO

Skylar Moore

  For three days, I drive the city in search of PetCo. Day one, I tell myself that PetCo will be easy to find. I... more

An Offertory, on a Small Court photo
June 13, 2016 | Poetry

An Offertory, on a Small Court

Julia Dixon Evans

We turned off the game and drove to the mountains, a dead dog in the backseat

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

a set of linked stories with some of the same characters from Person/a and a lot of new ones and the world is the same but different from the world in Person/a and the stories take place in a year absent from Person/a. if that makes sense. contains the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture" from American Short Fiction, if that's something that moves you to buy books. <3

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Chloe Caldwell

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