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The Conversation photo
June 14, 2021 | Poetry

The Conversation

Delilah Silberman

There was a time I had a flower in my mouth...

Two Poems photo
June 11, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Will Mountain Cox

"Splendido Splendente" and "Salt and Pepper or Salt and Vinegar"

The Martian photo
June 10, 2021 | Poetry

The Martian

Chester Wilson III

I've got the alien walk down...

Poetry photo
June 9, 2021 | Poetry


Joel Kim Booster

You make me want to write bad poetry...

Two Poems photo
June 8, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems


"Elon Musk Is Moving to Austin" and "Good Joy"

if you were my ex i’d simply rebound photo
June 7, 2021 | Poetry

if you were my ex i’d simply rebound

Selena Cotte

"sorry to ping / i just want to know who was too good for who..."

Two Poems photo
June 4, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Jill McDonough

"High School Kids and Gonorrhea" and "Bearclaw Asshole"

Two Poems photo
June 3, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Han Hamid

"Get Low" and "Fire"

crane game photo
June 1, 2021 | Poetry

crane game

Noreen Ocampo

I would fit in perfectly in the belly of any claw machine swelling with plush toys. Imagine: me & the duck with the very pink cheeks & the pillow-shaped corgi that’s all heart— wouldn’t we

Letter  photo
May 28, 2021 | Poetry


Corinne Leong

Anything I speak, I know to speak a second time: My brother 
is dying. My brother is dying. You are not my sister 

tearing through an Italian restaurant, blistering
with what I have given her

Chicken Little photo
May 27, 2021 | Poetry

Chicken Little

Shaw Patton

more intimate with the fit of a Gildan 
shirt versus this thing hovering some 
distance over my head always threatening 
grey blonde grey depending on mood
secrets held in pinprick dots

Dynasty photo
May 26, 2021 | Poetry


Emma Miao

After the announcement & its sunder, 
              I flood the afternoon light into knots. 

Pocket a maiden name, banter into twilight & 
              its constituents. Mend the

Poem Excluding Homosexuality photo
May 25, 2021 | Poetry

Poem Excluding Homosexuality

Steven Pfau

There were no innocent bystanders,
except a herd of deer, unable to perceive
the color orange. My method consisted
in having a plan, but I was letting the dirt
do my thinking—I’d had it around so

Of Course Not All Men Find Music Again photo
May 24, 2021 | Poetry

Of Course Not All Men Find Music Again

Sara Elkamel

In a hotel room in the 90s, a Japanese man hired by the Opera to repair Chinese-made violins is crouched over a mess on a grey rug, thinking: maybe I could turn these 12 violins into a house and

May 21, 2021 | Poetry


Yunya Yang

The triangle of a fish head cut open along the center seam, splayed like a butterfly, blanketed by pickled peppers, Chinese red. Stinky tofu sold by a homely granny in a leaf-littered alley, fried

Two Poems photo
May 20, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Namkyu Oh


such a good boy you
fluffy little algorithm patched
with paws and droopy ears
bringing me sticks
always wanting
to play fetch
I throw a frisbee
into the woods
and today it

Rebuttal photo
May 19, 2021 | Poetry


Simone Muench and Jackie K. White


Against the grinding fever of suppressed 
song, against a muzzle’s searing, sound 
is a muscle.                 The body’s rebuttal, 

a kind of clamoring                             

Aubade on my first day as Manila native photo
May 17, 2021 | Poetry

Aubade on my first day as Manila native

Yvanna Vien Tica

I was too shocked to scream
at the roosters to stop crowing, their throats
                robust and practiced in a language I find myself

disarming at all costs. In my first few years

She Take Mushrooms photo
May 14, 2021 | Poetry

She Take Mushrooms

Yuki Jackson

my family and I moved 
from Japan to America
and found solace 
in hunting mushrooms  

the kind we sought 
are called matsu-take, 
the highest grade
selling for a grand per kilo 

I do

Nikes for the Next Generation photo
May 12, 2021 | Poetry

Nikes for the Next Generation

Jason Harris

— after Frank Ocean, “Nikes”

You would have laughed 
at the sight of us: bodies twisted,
one foot in the air to show off
a new pair of Nikes; iPhones ringing 
with warning about deep

Cartwheel photo
May 10, 2021 | Poetry


Sarah Fawn Montgomery


I am afraid of a heart
above a head, inversion
willing erasure, the body
surrendering to gravity, violence
a chance some call skill
but only because a girl is great
when she risks

Two Poems photo
May 7, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Olaitan Humble

Lagos gods

"the gods are exemplars of human striving" —Wole Soyinka

Festival aura fills the atmosphere
i rejoice for you                     moyo fun e
i rejoice for myself            

Synonyms for Love photo
May 6, 2021 | Poetry

Synonyms for Love

Richelle Sushil

Darling, stop being stupid, 
she says with all the tenderness she can muster,
which is not a lot, when I bring up my ex. 
At the dining table, in the gaudy rust of sunset,
she alternates between

Two Poems photo
April 30, 2021 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Two Poems

Evan Jerome Williams

Here Comes The King

I was supposed to live at Dad’s the next day, but the Cardinals kept adding innings to innings and who can miss a game like that, the way a city like St. Louis breathes a year

The Hot Dogs of Physics photo
April 29, 2021 | BASEBALL, Poetry

The Hot Dogs of Physics

Claire Gallagher

We were allowed to be alone in the stadium, an object which is infinite. Prove it.
I can’t remember if we took the bus. More likely your dad dropped us in traffic and the civic door thunked on our

Recent 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) 

Her Lesser Work

Elizabeth Ellen

"Her Lesser Work is far and away my favorite of your books, and 'G.O.A.T' in particular is a blast of brilliance."

     -Garielle Lutz

"Um, is 'Plant Hospital' both the hottest story and the hottest piece of literary gossip of the decade?!"

     -Rebecca van Laer


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.