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Lower East Side, January 1978 photo
September 28, 2021 | Poetry

Lower East Side, January 1978

Reuben Gelley Newman

Steven Hall lounges on the stoop...

Lighten Up photo
September 23, 2021 | Poetry

Lighten Up

Kyla Houbolt

that big news billionaire / wants to ride his dick-shaped spaceship...

Two Poems photo
September 21, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Bee Morris

"Casual Tease" and "Aria"

Devoted and Very Fine Hunters photo
September 16, 2021 | Poetry

Devoted and Very Fine Hunters

Isaac George Lauritsen

Life is viciously short.

i love volcanos photo
September 14, 2021 | Poetry

i love volcanos

Nolan Perla-Ward

i wanna drift like they do...

KICH-KA photo
September 9, 2021 | Poetry

KICH-KA

Yanita Georgieva

Do you hear it there?

Looking photo
September 7, 2021 | Poetry

Looking

Steven Tagle

a new villanelle

Summerboy photo
September 3, 2021 | Poetry

Summerboy

NM Esc

i always loved to keep a summerboy around...

Two Poems photo
September 1, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Rachel Stempel

"Hot Girl Manifesto" and "Blockbuster"

We, Ancestors photo
August 31, 2021 | Poetry

We, Ancestors

Angbeen Saleem

because we know this world
pickles our losses
and makes them just sweet enough
to eat again.

ALL I WANT IN LIFE IS TO BE SOMEONE’S KRAKEN photo
August 27, 2021 | Poetry

ALL I WANT IN LIFE IS TO BE SOMEONE’S KRAKEN

Grace Q. Song

Would you terrorize sailors
and pirates, shake their great
fat jewels to the seafloor?

2 Poems photo
August 23, 2021 | Poetry

2 Poems

Megan Kim

"Second Generation" and "Hidden"

The Sad photo
August 19, 2021 | Poetry

The Sad

Carolene Kurien

The Sad’s weighing a bit heavily on the human’s back these days.

Two Poems photo
August 17, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

CD Eskilson

It took so long
   to realize we never learned to speak of joy, instead send
clips to make each other smile.

I didn't mean to write this poem; I am just trying to land more gently photo
August 12, 2021 | Poetry

I didn't mean to write this poem; I am just trying to land more gently

Nardine Taleb

The boy
is just a boy until he is a street name.

The Sounding Ax photo
August 5, 2021 | Poetry

The Sounding Ax

Matthew Sumpter

If we debate giving up,

then lose our voices

like a screw dropped in grass.

Steady State Phenomenon in Muharraq Before photo
July 29, 2021 | Poetry

Steady State Phenomenon in Muharraq Before

Natasha Burge

Steady State Phenomenon in Muharraq Before

This is the invention of a spectacle. The verge of fungible wealth, dirigibles
of electricity. A thunder of dust and rickshaw sermons in Muharraq

Three Poems photo
July 27, 2021 | Poetry

Three Poems

Andy Tran

Playin’_The_Keys

i love to dance, sing, write, chill, read
and play the keys, but sometimes, life
doesn’t allow me to hang out
and do my thing, which means
i have to divide my time into many

Three Poems  photo
July 23, 2021 | Poetry

Three Poems 

Lily Greenberg

The Census Taker Asks Me to Tell Her About Myself

Well Terri, I’m afraid
of catfish—not their tunneling mouths,
but the paradoxical combination
of predator and prey in cat/fish—

I’m afraid of

Two Poems photo
July 21, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Poornima Laxmeshwar

Useful tips for a woman

1.
When the drawstring comes off from the petticoat, you need to look at it as an opportunity to learn patience.

Pin a safety pin to the end of the drawstring and push

Two Poems photo
July 19, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Alexa Luborsky

A myth around junipers

a stranger reinvents the world / the mother of vinegar growing under
grandmother’s sink / passed down / made again in a different flavor /
passing between the junipers /

Two Poems photo
July 15, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Clayton Spencer

Snake Day

God is strange. He killed my father,
     and He is everywhere, all of the time.

He is spread across the twinkling shingles and the clean, white siding
     of this windowless

Two Poems photo
July 13, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Lizzy Gagne

I’m a mineralogist now,

I tell Jake, as I show him my crystals
all neatly displayed in boxes. It makes

me feel like a scientist. But I use
the crystals to cure the bad things in my

life, to

I’m Writing from the Other Side of the Universe to Ask You How the Weather Is photo
July 12, 2021 | Poetry

I’m Writing from the Other Side of the Universe to Ask You How the Weather Is

Jenny KangDi Li

I’m Writing from the Other Side of the Universe to Ask You How the Weather Is

This is a soft rain, my father says, his forehead a creased encyclopedia page. It is mao mao yu in Chinese, syllables

Two Poems photo
July 9, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Curtis D'Costa

Song for 2 Phones

     What is that?
The line outside
the Maria Bamford standup
we went to last year.
          Send it to me.
     What is that?
A sugar maple on the hill
shedding Gatorade

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