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Why Everything is Everything photo
January 24, 2022 | Poetry

Why Everything is Everything

Brian Simoneau

Why Everything Is Everything

          for my daughter

Because earth is spinning
     and spinning and circles
a yellow star. Because
     gases burning, flaring
above the poles we spin

Three Poems photo
January 21, 2022 | Poetry

Three Poems

Liv Fleet


okay i’ll be doing my best to     explain myself, to     say i did the best i could with what i
had and you     did the same      my mom will be bringing home ice cream soon

Two Poems photo
January 19, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

Carson Wolfe

Holistic Medicine

Hungover, I google How To: Self-Care.
A recipe for kale juice guarantees
wholesomeness. I buy a juicer, stain
the counter with spilt optimism.

Attend laughter yoga, trick

Three Poems photo
January 17, 2022 | Poetry

Three Poems

James Croal Jackson

Quarantine (March 17, 2020)

Through the west wall
our neighbors still
decide to get drunk.

You go into the basement,
pull out a red bag–
hammer and nails.

Framed photo of your

Two Poems photo
January 13, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

William Cullen Jr.

A Perfect Pitch

Throwing under-handed
his fastball started curving
over home plate
so I swung at the pitch
and bought the bat for my son
which was too heavy for him
in his first little league

Dream Vision of Frank O'Hara photo
January 11, 2022 | Poetry

Dream Vision of Frank O'Hara

Natalie Tombasco

Dream Vision of Frank O’Hara

    it is 4:40 and I’m drenched in moonstone, sequins, fishnets, and general getting-out
    of-bedness at the corner of 11th Avenue and 30th hoping for something

Kiss Me Thru The Phone photo
January 7, 2022 | Poetry

Kiss Me Thru The Phone

Mary Beth Becker


trembling     string between two cans
     across town     fry-gravel longing compressed      voice-tightrope
transposed, delivered to you     I don't know how it happens-

Two Poems photo
January 5, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

Casey Burchby


It’s hard to look back
when your neck is pressed
against a wall of ignorance and bliss

I don’t know my history
‘cause I didn’t see it happen

I guess it was
during the bathroom

Two Poems photo
January 3, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

Susan Moon

Transpacific Passage through my Hungers

I wake up famished
after dreaming of my Halmuni.
Her sturdy hands spooning galbijjim
into wooden bowls. At first light, I Godzilla
Google maps for every

Rumination After Informing the Vet Staff Their Panera Bread Order Was Sitting on the Counter photo
December 29, 2021 | Poetry

Rumination After Informing the Vet Staff Their Panera Bread Order Was Sitting on the Counter

Kelsey Zimmerman

So Mom didn’t come with us to the grocery
store, but she insisted when a box of Grape Nuts
or Popsicles tasted off it was because we hadn’t
selected the box behind the first, that hiding
in the

Future Pastoral/Curatorial photo
December 27, 2021 | Poetry

Future Pastoral/Curatorial

Katrina Smolinsky

After the earth becomes a brutalist’s wet concrete dream...

Gifting photo
December 24, 2021 | Poetry


Noah Stetzer

Be sure it's not wrapped...

Two Poems photo
December 20, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Cameron Dean Gibson

"Ryan" and "LMGTFY"

It Almost Kills Me photo
December 16, 2021 | Poetry

It Almost Kills Me

Preeti Vangani

...not enough steroids, / the wrong steroids... 

3 ASMR Poems photo
December 14, 2021 | Poetry

3 ASMR Poems

Alex Vigue

"Lint Roller," "Procrastinator," and "Haircut"

Cathedral photo
December 13, 2021 | Poetry


Sébastien Bernard

It takes falling in love, staying there...

Frequent Utilizer Protocol photo
December 10, 2021 | Poetry

Frequent Utilizer Protocol

Eric Tran

...How to say / hello without breaking / stride...

Two Poems photo
December 8, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Brooke Kolcow

"Sitting on Our Half of the Porch..." and "I Had a Dream Last Night..."

Owed to 3C Hair photo
December 6, 2021 | Poetry

Owed to 3C Hair

Mya Matteo Alexice

o lion mane and petalled armore, / you sweet corona of twist & curl...

3 Fruitflies photo
December 2, 2021 | Poetry

3 Fruitflies

Tyler Friend

Fruitfly [64], [76], and [77]

Act V photo
November 30, 2021 | Poetry

Act V

Evy Shen

I ask you to toss me something heavier than your name
to hold, less perishable than the peonies stolen
fresh as bruises.

Two Poems photo
November 29, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Esther Sun

My hands,
dumb with clay questions
they don’t know how
to shape, write every love song
into elegy.

The Spine photo
November 25, 2021 | Poetry

The Spine

Mitchell Nobis

While tromping the snowless woods
for a Christmas tree
I stepped on a deer’s spine,
well, half a deer, really,
   which is another mystery in itself.
I called over my son, and
we perused every

After the Drunk Guy at The Cellar Asked If I Spoke Arabic photo
November 24, 2021 | Poetry

After the Drunk Guy at The Cellar Asked If I Spoke Arabic

Bryce Berkowitz

How harrowing it must be to swallow the syrupy scraps of night,
then ask for more.

Three Poems photo
November 22, 2021 | Poetry

Three Poems

Jade Hurter

I love you best
like this: sun in your hair, a heavy daze
of pollen on your eyelids.

Recent Books

Exit, Carefully

Elizabeth Ellen

"I loved reading Exit, Carefully. It’s unusual, and in my opinion exciting, to publish a play without previously receiving a major production."

                      -Walker Caplan, Lithub


Garielle Lutz

“Lutz’s work is a marvel of the possibilities of language.  Each of her sentences is an intricately crafted thing, deeply complex yet crystalline in its clarity . . . her command of each and every word remains supreme.”     

  --Mira Braneck, The Paris Review Daily


Garielle Lutz is the author of The Complete Gary Lutz, among other books.


Mik Grantham


"Mik Grantham is a real killer. One of my favorite artists working today. HARDCORE is not hard to read"

 - Bud Smith, author of Teenager (Vintage)