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October 2, 2020 | Poetry


Lauren Badillo Milici

I was God’s favorite, once—enough
schoolgirl in me to make Mary
sweat. not a fall-from-grace, but something sweeter.
an unlit cigarette wedged between two
adolescent fingers; & the skin like

October 1, 2020 | Poetry


JinJin Xu


Three Poems photo
September 30, 2020 | Poetry

Three Poems

Schyler Butler


We jut Ma’at into our daily bread.
Turn mud into pyramid bricks,
shadows mapping the heavens.
We rise above the stars.
Invent language harmonious
with all creation.
Fight wars because

Proemnal photo
September 28, 2020 | Poetry


Michael McKee Green



On’s on.

Storm in summer so awed.

Storm in summer so the awning.

Gum rubber space slowing
to show me it’s one big skin
sweating and leaking into
all over me.

I don’t

Three Poems photo
September 25, 2020 | Poetry

Three Poems

McCaela Prentice


It’s fire season and I want to be a better god; to be your pompeii
but one morning I was not myself. I will tell you a secret-
I will tell you what the arsonist told me as he struck

Three Poems photo
September 23, 2020 | Poetry

Three Poems

Kenny Kruse


A person looks out onto the ocean. The water does not look like it is moving. Is it a real ocean? How are we to decide? There is something small and very far away. The person cannot

Skincare for Trees photo
September 21, 2020 | Poetry

Skincare for Trees

Divya Maniar

Skincare for Trees

Take care of your skin she says, over the dinner table,
tracing lines on the table with thin long fingernails,                                                                 

Gentian Violet photo
September 18, 2020 | Poetry

Gentian Violet

Liam O'Brien

Gentian Violet

For years I lied
          to everyone
                  said gentian was related
                                             to violet
                  I don’t know why


Three Poems photo
September 16, 2020 | Poetry

Three Poems

Sophia Friis


As a child I was taught
the small gathering of matter:

in the garage of summer,
a shelf of conch shells

flat yellow saddle oysters layered in jars,
small change purses of cicada

Two Poems photo
September 14, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Lindsay Lerman

not the man

you should have fucked
the forest, not the man

the ravine holds secrets
not him

not him
secrets hold the ravine

not the man, the forest
you should have fucked

easy come,

Two Poems photo
September 11, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Krysta Lee Frost



Antirelationship Period photo
September 10, 2020 | Poetry

Antirelationship Period

Tao Lin

My favorite period historically

has been the interim period

Three Poems photo
September 9, 2020 | Poetry

Three Poems

Allie Hoback

Desert Dance

I didn’t believe tumbleweeds were real until I saw one
just like ghosts or gods or anything: I’ll believe it when I see it.
Somewhere I fused leaving & searching into the same

Late June on the North Side of Town photo
September 8, 2020 | Poetry

Late June on the North Side of Town

Tyler Dillow

Late June on the North Side of Town

We are in a paleteria eating lime & chamoy ice cream—
or is it sorbet? On our walk over here we talked
about ginkgo leaves & how they offer the

Three Poems photo
September 7, 2020 | Poetry

Three Poems

Benjamin Harnett


The poem is a small gate
on a country road
the rare motorist must stop
to unlatch
before going on. Even
the road is forgotten
more of a “long”-cut:

Nowhere to nowhere

Three Poems photo
September 4, 2020 | Poetry

Three Poems

Benjamin DeVos

the only person who texts me is my mom

mostly about how her back hurts
i send her a
proverb that says: you are as old as your spine
she replies: then i must be dead
my mom is always

Two Poems photo
September 2, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Sammi LaBue

Gratitude for what’s new now

When we,
best friends,
held each other's faces in our hands
like crystals
as he discovered something about himself.

When the eddy rushed,
the water
flowing in

The Green photo
August 31, 2020 | Poetry

The Green

Mat Wenzel

Maybe the green / just shows up...

Sixteen Hike photo
August 28, 2020 | Poetry

Sixteen Hike

Tyler Barton

Please cc my soul / on every email...

Two Figures photo
August 27, 2020 | Poetry

Two Figures

Joshua Garcia

There are two of you (you being singular...

Two Poems photo
August 25, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Parker Tettleton

"Foul Machine" and "Randy Got an Idea"

Ode to My Alarm photo
August 24, 2020 | Poetry

Ode to My Alarm

Eric Wang

which is not a signal / but a storm warning...

Heavy Duty photo
August 21, 2020 | Poetry

Heavy Duty

K.B. Thors

An immigrant from the Russian Empire invented jeans...

Yellow Dress photo
August 19, 2020 | Poetry

Yellow Dress

Taylor Byas

I knew you'd come undone...

Two Poems photo
August 18, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Maya Eashwaran

"By the Seashore" and "The Return"

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