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two poems photo
August 15, 2019 | Poetry

two poems

Julia Lattimer

Precarious Poem

I’m craigslisting again and this time, 
I’m in Portland hanging plants

next to... more

But I thought the old lady dropped it in the ocean in the end  photo
August 13, 2019 | Poetry

But I thought the old lady dropped it in the ocean in the end 

Jeremiah Moriarty

after Britney Spears

The camera pans—is this... more

Cinemania photo
August 9, 2019 | Poetry

Cinemania

Rebecca Cross

I was standing in line for a movie and a movie played in my head.
I was standing in line for a movie and the movie I was waiting to see... more

three poems photo
August 7, 2019 | Poetry

three poems

Justin Lacour

Dear Naomi,

Please find enclosed some clippings from the local fishwrapper.  I’ve underlined the... more

New Hue photo
August 5, 2019 | Poetry

New Hue

Caitlin Barasch

You need to know
the world used to be softer.
This new color sharpens & blinds.

When it arrived,
people crashed their cars,
stumbled... more

Three poems photo
August 1, 2019 | Poetry

Three poems

Claire Denson

Amoral Impurity

Picking at ingrown
pubes on the porch swing
in the sun on the first
summery day... more

I get sick photo
July 31, 2019 | Poetry

I get sick

Lee Patterson

I vomit discretion, magic tricks, a glass ashtray. I take a break
from vomiting & light a bottle rocket.

 

Naked, We Looked More Alike photo
July 29, 2019 | Poetry

Naked, We Looked More Alike

Alec Prevett

I crave the lack of my thousand siblings...

I Hope My Salt Lamp Is a Weeping Deity photo
July 26, 2019 | Poetry

I Hope My Salt Lamp Is a Weeping Deity

Erin Slaughter

I am lonely and just learning how to say I'm lonely...

Sweet Shoppe photo
July 24, 2019 | Poetry

Sweet Shoppe

Alli Cruz

When he wasn't looking / I snuck / a spoonful...

Three Poems photo
July 22, 2019 | Poetry

Three Poems

Lucas Shepherd

"My Favorite Hat," "Blue Hawaii Hat," and "Rust is a Color, the Tech Sergeant Told Me"

Three Poems photo
July 19, 2019 | Poetry

Three Poems

Jess Kozik

"Review of the Eiffel Tower," "Something to Worry About," and "Misery Is a Little Gray Ceramic Pig"

Tangshan photo
July 17, 2019 | Poetry

Tangshan

Amy Gong Liu

Before my grandmother had a habit of running wild with the rabbits...

What Light Wants photo
July 15, 2019 | Poetry

What Light Wants

Aldo Amparán

In the dark room, the computer screen...

Understall photo
July 12, 2019 | Poetry

Understall

James McKenna

Swans, in orbital silence, garble questions...

Diagnosis photo
July 9, 2019 | Poetry

Diagnosis

Dylan Ecker

I should tell you I used to be in an imaginary band...

Ars Poetica w/ Refuse & Elegy photo
July 8, 2019 | Poetry

Ars Poetica w/ Refuse & Elegy

Caroline Chavatel

I mistook a plastic bag...

Hansen, James Lee. Young Lincoln. 1941. photo
July 4, 2019 | Poetry

Hansen, James Lee. Young Lincoln. 1941.

Nathan Thomas

Winner of the 2019 Hot Lincoln Statue Poetry Contest

Two Poems photo
July 2, 2019 | Poetry

Two Poems

Zoe Contros Kearl

"American Royals" and "Jenny"

for mother #4, who dug me from an ocean floor with bare hands photo
June 27, 2019 | Poetry

for mother #4, who dug me from an ocean floor with bare hands

dezireé a. brown

to Mrs. Burrell

When Ms. Griffin was fired, my mother said 
it was because she... more

Grid (5)  photo
June 26, 2019 | Poetry

Grid (5) 

Jaydn DeWald

Cut it out, will you? This too-clever stratagem cuts no ice with me. Whereupon her lover cut across the stone field, balancing an embarrassment... more

Glass City Aubade photo
June 25, 2019 | Poetry

Glass City Aubade

Gavin Yuan Gao

Nights shipwrecked / in nameless wanting

The city a floating glass 
garden / to be lost in

Banished from the blinked-out... more

Dead Baby Syndrome photo
June 21, 2019 | Poetry

Dead Baby Syndrome

Margaret Zhang

Morning smells like horseradish,
dogshit. The squat toilet in my uncle’s house:
too cramped to hold

a breathing thing. My... more

TWO POEMS  photo
June 17, 2019 | Poetry

TWO POEMS 

Justin Greene

Case VIII

Mlle X, a fifteen-year-old girl, spent several months, during the winter of 1883,... more

Anya-nyelv, Mother-tongue photo
June 12, 2019 | Poetry

Anya-nyelv, Mother-tongue

Fanni Somogyi

Exchanging one anya-nyelv, mother-tongue, for another is like 
nibbling salted peanuts at the sticky bar top,
unplanned but... 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.

ON SALE for only $5 through June 15!!

 

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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!


ON SALE for only $5 through June 15!!

 

 

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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.