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For Jake "The Snake" Roberts, on the Occasion of Making an Unlikely Out in Centerfield During a Charity Softball Game photo
April 10, 2014 | BASEBALL, Poetry

For Jake "The Snake" Roberts, on the Occasion of Making an Unlikely Out in Centerfield During a Charity Softball Game

Colette Arrand

Like every catch before... more

The Fathers at the Little League Field   photo
April 2, 2014 | BASEBALL, Poetry

The Fathers at the Little League Field  

Amorak Huey

Above them, the field lights hum to life, // a million moths clump and whirl and dive. / The game has tightened in the late innings, // the shouting grows tense, important. / Cigarettes are flicked into the gravel, // embers blur to ash.

2 Poems photo
March 4, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Rebecca Bornstein


Dogshit

There’s grass growing on the dogshit next-door,
under the library mural of the Indian boy

with the salmon colored... more

Two Poems photo
March 4, 2014 | Poetry

Two Poems

Michelle Peñaloza

If only she'd thought to smash, earlier, the infinitive to destroy never occurred to her, never in this careful home of her planning.

Attempts to Name a Focal Point photo
February 27, 2014 | Poetry

Attempts to Name a Focal Point

Jeff Hardin

Some accounting’s underway, composed of chiding, shifts in tone, redirections. Surely one or two rumors eventually craft a context where they’re true. 

Not Quite photo
February 25, 2014 | Poetry

Not Quite

Michelle Donahue



I am so many places
              lonely. I think
I savor it, just me & Canada
boundary water speaking.

The water is... more

Three Poems photo
February 20, 2014 | Poetry

Three Poems

Rachel Harthcock

I could never / be a girl who wears a bikini top in place of a bra / like all the other girls in South Florida, who put vodka / in their Gatorade bottles and were, I think, much happier...

Incomplete Diagnosis from the Tire Barn, Champaign, IL photo
February 18, 2014 | Poetry

Incomplete Diagnosis from the Tire Barn, Champaign, IL

David Wright


According to Ronnie, the small man in the black shirt, I am indeed
the world's most... more

Three Poems photo
February 12, 2014 | Poetry

Three Poems

John Poch

Once, I heard a boxing coach say you don’t punch a thing if you really want to achieve your objective—which is pure harm—you punch through. Since that day, I have often thought of the other side.

Not Everyone's On One photo
February 6, 2014 | Poetry

Not Everyone's On One

Zach Mueller

We can bump / Gucci and Sosa and Future while we sip lean with Sprite, / and talk Drill like Foucault talks about nutjobs, and talk / dying like Chiraq rappers. Like we’ve been there. We / haven’t.

Treasure photo
February 3, 2014 | Poetry

Treasure

Lauren Capet

In the woods beyond the property line, Henry and I find what decades ago used to be a farmer’s burn pile. Under years’ worth of leaf litter and yesterday’s snowfall there are remains, hard things fire could not destroy: twisted and rusted metal and scores of glittering glass bottles.

3 Poems photo
January 27, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Dominic Gualco

ENTROPY

I saw you at the library.
You said you’d gone to mars on a ‘commercial spaceship’
or something.

I removed three... more

5 Poems photo
January 24, 2014 | Poetry

5 Poems

Daniela Olszewska

THIRTEENZ

MyHalf-FangedMouth
SoundedOffAwkward
InAnAlcoveYesterday,
StillStufffedWithMother
TongueUncomfortable
SansBrainS... more

2 Poems photo
January 22, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Zachary Doss

The wife cuts off the husband’s beard & keeps it as a pet.

5 Poems photo
January 20, 2014 | Poetry

5 Poems

Suad Khatab Ali

a drunk salaryman in baggy gray suit
buys a meal replacement bar
from the vending machine

2 Poems photo
January 17, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

J. Scott Bugher

THE COIN COLLECTOR

I met the man in control of this vending machine gig for my eight-week review and was told I might get a break... more

3 Sad Sonnets photo
January 15, 2014 | Poetry

3 Sad Sonnets

Brenna York

One

Can’t write now would be too sad to read.
My celeb crushes get married or domestic.
I’m like a pair of dollar store... more

3 Poems photo
January 13, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Joshua Young

Ohio

we belong in the grass. my twin is in every photo. we made our way out of the alley, rockford files dialogue, fedora, the... more

6 Poems photo
January 10, 2014 | Poetry

6 Poems

Lucas Simon Foster

Should we smash the cricket of silence and smear its remains on our knees?
How do you feel about rap music? Do you know A$AP Rocky?
I don’t like Lil Durk yet; I don’t like Rich Homie Quan yet—it’s 2011.

2 Poems photo
January 8, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Jeff Tigchelaar

Dude, You Killed a Marsupial

 

            for my brother

 

What I’ve learned about opossums

since that gruesome... more

3 Poems photo
January 6, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Kathleen Schenck

Marlon Brando works at the full-serve Sunoco

2 Poems photo
January 3, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Jon Conley

you come in tell me of your night like the boys all stared at ur tits

2 Poems photo
January 1, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Mira Gonzalez

sex feels like a burden when you aren't on drugs

What it means to spend your formative years in the Fraser Valley photo
December 30, 2013 | Poetry

What it means to spend your formative years in the Fraser Valley

Kristin Kowalko

AJ

he was special

and gigantic

i imagine his hands sometimes when i’m... more

Two Poems photo
December 26, 2013 | Poetry

Two Poems

Craig Buchner

Those birds swept down with great urgency, talons punching the water, tearing into fish flesh, sometimes with a force that cut the salmon in two.

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