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Four Poems  photo
March 3, 2021 | Poetry

Four Poems 

McKenzie Toma

Fragrance

I never lost what I had out of eye    the piano minded surplus or acheless weather    what ever the
          night still oily with a personality is          there is no sense         

Three Poems photo
March 1, 2021 | Poetry

Three Poems

Sadie Dupuis

CRYSTAL THINKING

Dream logic gets my sober companion drunk
Vomiting silver in the private beehive of our wagon
I went to the cemetery and played you a too-fast solo
Mud seeped in the ass of my

Two Poems photo
February 26, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Shangyang Fang

"Utterance of a Folding Fan" and "Op. 64 in C#"

Two Poems photo
February 25, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Gardner Dorton

"Three Boys" and "Phone Sex"

Petty photo
February 24, 2021 | Poetry

Petty

Kyle Carrero Lopez

Paying even one out of six subway swipes / still feels wrong...

Two Poems photo
February 22, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Julia Edwards

"Peak Inertia" and "You don't know if you should laugh at my poems"

Soda Fountain photo
February 17, 2021 | Poetry

Soda Fountain

Janelle Cordero

On my first job I worked for a woman named Jeanie who owned a soda fountain, thrift store, and tavern. I worked at the soda fountain fixing milk shakes and simple sandwiches for the few customers that

Our relationship as embrace b/w Icarus & light photo
February 15, 2021 | Poetry

Our relationship as embrace b/w Icarus & light

Samantha Fain

the sun sees Icarus & tries to shift...

Three Poems photo
February 12, 2021 | Poetry

Three Poems

Matt Mitchell

"signals," "stars," and "notes"

Zoom Ballets photo
February 10, 2021 | Poetry

Zoom Ballets

Ariana Kelly

I had someone once. He spoke the Queen’s English, lived in a house built by timber hewn from his property. We were layman lovers, easily able to make cracks about the poverty of the crescent moon but

Ode to Cigarettes photo
February 8, 2021 | Poetry

Ode to Cigarettes

Brett Hanley

I know in heaven they are unlimited and free...

The Winter Shed photo
February 4, 2021 | Poetry

The Winter Shed

Samantha Samakande

"Tight coils come / up floating in / my husband's peppermint..."

Angel Costume photo
February 2, 2021 | Poetry

Angel Costume

Audra Puchalski

We can't feel how fast we're falling...

Two Poems photo
February 1, 2021 | Poetry

Two Poems

Lane Fields

"Rebuilding the Colossus" and "Ardor"

Did NOT See That One Coming: Visual Poems photo
January 26, 2021 | Poetry

Did NOT See That One Coming: Visual Poems

Nance Van Winckel

 

DID NOT SEE

 

NOT THAT ONE!

 

SEE? 

 

COMING! 

 

DIDN'T ONE? 

 

FOUR POEMS photo
January 25, 2021 | Poetry

FOUR POEMS

Stephanie Kaylor

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THIS WORK?

In this story I am meant to tell you of the men I met in parking lots. It is night and it is will be raining, though I do not know the science behind the

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid photo
January 20, 2021 | Poetry

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid

Danielle P. Williams

 

             after Ruby/Hilary 

 

For just 
fifteen seconds

out of my twenty-
six years living

I imagine 
myself 

a white woman

bones breaking
in a new way

my

Superstitious Asians photo
January 19, 2021 | Poetry

Superstitious Asians

Shin Yu Pai

if it were untrue, I might have been
less mad; I am the best of drivers

tiger mother, paper tiger, full
of slant, piss and vinegar

that occasion of our first big fight,
he connoted with a

INTERNET GIRLFRIEND photo
January 15, 2021 | Poetry

INTERNET GIRLFRIEND

Stephanie Athena Valente

 

two seasons of sabrina,
the teenage witch
under my belt
i’m feeling powerful

i sign on AIM after 9pm
dial up noises are wands
just a secret crush

it’s always nice,
talking to you,

TWO POEMS photo
January 14, 2021 | Poetry

TWO POEMS

Moni Brar

Cliché

I’m your favourite cliché.
Go ahead – 
  paint a red dot on my forehead,
    push it like a button,
      wrap me in a sari,
        round and round I go.
Make sure it’s
  – bright

Musth photo
January 13, 2021 | Poetry

Musth

Ashwini Bhasi

Tracing the Pain photo
January 12, 2021 | Poetry

Tracing the Pain

William Fargason

 

it’s hard to explain how tired I feel       each day
my autoimmune disease attacking my bones
at the hip joint and spine       I limp down the hall

to the water fountain where I joke but am

I should have never left the Great Lakes / I hate this place photo
December 31, 2020 | Poetry

I should have never left the Great Lakes / I hate this place

Matt Mitchell

let us use the Fibonacci sequence to understand
why 10 coffins became boats atop the surface of Alum Creek on Christmas Eve

and why Mamaw spent all of 2015 saying bell-bottoms were coming

My Daughter Has Never Heard of Home Alone or All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth  photo
December 24, 2020 | Poetry

My Daughter Has Never Heard of Home Alone or All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth 

Adam Hughes

 

She lives with her mom

two states away

and I wish this was all

I've failed to teach her. 

 

 

Two Poems photo
December 23, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Rosie Stockton

rsvp

for sacha

you’re a bound cloud
mist locked down    skipped
across the lake, I can tell

I woosh your eye’s pallet
missing calls      flatten
hunger      a slow drawl
boy  with

Recent Books

Nudes

Elle Nash

“Transgressive and immediate: you feel these stories shoot through and wrap around you.” 

             - Kyle F. Williams, Full Stop Magazine

 

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

"Worsted sees the undeniable unicorn of the American sentence sprout pearlescent, fractally chiseled wings and take flight like Pegasus over the letters landscape."  --Big Bruiser Dope Boy

 

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