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may God make me as useful as one of those Crown Royal bags. photo
June 30, 2022 | Poetry

may God make me as useful as one of those Crown Royal bags.

Michael J Pagán

according to my mother, men
are just thieves rifling through another’s calm...

manmade photo
June 29, 2022 | Poetry

manmade

Macy Perrine

oh raised-hand Matt. you
centrist bastard, your mouth kool-aid-stained
with stubble, it gushed and fucking gushed.

Word Problems: Asynchronous Learning'/'Downhill photo
June 28, 2022 | Poetry

Word Problems: Asynchronous Learning'/'Downhill

Laura Bandy

You can never return to the track. A hard truth, heaven knows, but heed me— delay the wreck
and coma. Take a longer backwards way and savor that last downhill run, the final door to close.

Home Ghazal (Alvin Says, It Is What We Love That Gives Us Our Names) photo
June 27, 2022 | Poetry

Home Ghazal (Alvin Says, It Is What We Love That Gives Us Our Names)

Topaz Winters

...she told me she had lived in Singapore
too long to call it home anymore. She hated her name so together we made
her a new one, & like this she finally belonged to herself.

My Abortion Poems photo
June 26, 2022 | Poetry

My Abortion Poems

Elizabeth Ellen

Remember when Lena Dunham said

She wished she’d had an abortion?

Two Poems photo
June 23, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

Varun Shetty

On the other side of the apocalypse, you will become something unimagined,
you will dissolve and finally become the wind—then, you will be enough

32 Teeth photo
June 21, 2022 | Poetry

32 Teeth

brittny crowell

i ask if i could be june
my birth month he says all days any days
for a smile like mine

Positive Root Pressure photo
June 13, 2022 | Poetry

Positive Root Pressure

Hiba Tahir

As a child reminiscing my birthplace, I swore to my white
friends that leaves can lactate. I know because I drank pearled milk from waxy green surfaces—
I remember it all.

Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself photo
June 9, 2022 | Poetry

Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself

Julián Martinez

Fuck an infographic — where’s the paper?
Operation: Get Paper to hand out paper,
‘cause all my people needed was their papers.

Three Poems photo
June 7, 2022 | Poetry

Three Poems

Mollie Swayne

The Day I Drove to Dubuque (an Hour and Fifteen Minutes One-Way) to Find Out I Had $1.09 Left on a Books-A-Million Gift Card

poetry in real life is January in Iowa,
watching from my

Two Poems photo
May 31, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

Onna Solomon

After My Husband’s Hernia Surgery

His belly is rounded like
he’s just beginning to show

as if the healing
is its own being inside him.

I tie his shoes, kneel down
to find the

meditation on glass of whiskey as singing bowl photo
May 30, 2022 | Poetry

meditation on glass of whiskey as singing bowl

Frank Carellini

i impart resonance on the amber zen
in a manifestation of waterford
and drink down the vacuity      to expedite
enlightenment:
a numb tongue and thawing cheek     and the ringing     reaching

Two Poems photo
May 27, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

Natalie Marino

Twitter Prophecies

are sour wine.
You say don’t stop pap
smears after age 65.
Cervical cancer can
still happen at ninety.
I say paper boats
still sail the river Styx
home. The sky
is a

Two Poems photo
May 25, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

Jessica Anne Robinson

one night in Manita

after Gertrude Stein

say any of the passersby could stop, supposing / that we eat, supposing the rest of the
table watches / and even if i decided i did want to dance /

On Penguins in Brooklyn photo
May 23, 2022 | Poetry

On Penguins in Brooklyn

Ashley D. Escobar

On Penguins in Brooklyn

the protagonist feels like
she’s never leaving,
stuck on a moving walkway
in the middle of cincinnati
international airport
in kentucky,
headphones dangling,
she

Equivalence photo
May 20, 2022 | Poetry

Equivalence

Suphil Lee Park

Equivalence

How heartbreaking to find irises tilting
to full bloom in one direction
as if waiting for someone to come
down their path are one symptom
of light’s partiality. A heart

Montreal photo
May 18, 2022 | Poetry

Montreal

Xiao Yue Shan

montreal

baked brick, dark bread,
breath sinking into a hot, grey bath when
caught in smoke between compartments
on the metro. pink lights from
the townhouse on rue de rushbrooke
blinking away

Two Poems photo
May 16, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

Rebecca Griswold

September Dream

An eternity, for the Asphodel, is a brief few
months. It’s been a decade, as the crow flies,

ten days on Venus, ten Venus days,
each, longer than a year.

When I’m without

Party Poems photo
May 16, 2022 | Poetry

Party Poems

Miss Unity

The other thing Belle did
Was burn three holes in my thigh
With her cigarette
Revenge for the chaos I’d caused

Gut Reno photo
May 12, 2022 | Poetry

Gut Reno

Marisa Siegel

Gut reno

Take down to the studs. Dismantle walls, yank up floorboards, rip roof till the black chasm of foundation fills with sun. What could be illuminated. Scrape for bone and craft from it a

I Want To Thank You photo
May 10, 2022 | Poetry

I Want To Thank You

Emily Yin

I WANT TO THANK YOU

for unbottling my aged Mandarin with each 晚安 / for cooking me these sardines / strewn on a
beach of rice, their eyes still intact / I want to thank you / for carrying that

Two Poems photo
May 6, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

Madalyn Whitaker

I’ll Always Make Love to the Mississippi.

We bruised
my knees on the bluff.

I’ve disappeared into the current
of loving nothing
but tainted water lapping against rotten fish
against a rocky

Two Poems photo
May 4, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

Angelo Maneage

Stuffed cracks in ground with paper towels

I used to chew on blocks of wood
crying that the dentist has gone away from town.
*
My mouth would open wide
for sparkling birds and insects to enter

2 Poems photo
May 3, 2022 | Poetry

2 Poems

Leisa Loan

“Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp Make Out, Eat Fried Chicken”

They are busy galocher-ing on 2nd Avenue
I am on the sidewalk looking at the sky

They are stopping to wipe their mouths
it

Everything photo
May 2, 2022 | Poetry

Everything

Jon Lemay

I do not know why I am unbuttoning my shirt in the middle of the crowded sidewalk. How quickly memories shelve into one another, like shale reassembling itself. On the other side of the street, two

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

Worsted

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.

Her Lesser Work

Elizabeth Ellen

"[Her Lesser Work] is a collection of mordant and formally inventive stories circling themes of, let’s say, desire and escape within repressive structures."

      -Walker Caplan, Literary Hub

"Her Lesser Work is full of power and it takes risks and it's alive and real and it fixes a very sharp eye on the shit humans do to each other and themselves."

      -Lindsay Lerman, LitReactor