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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

Luxury photo
December 22, 2020 | Poetry

Luxury

Emily Lake Hansen

Luxury

This September the cool
air has come quickly
and I’m in love with how
it crawls into my belly,
smooths its long creases
on the bones of my esophagus.
What a luxury — to feel
   

Two Poems photo
December 21, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Angela Qian

daughter

Her mother sometimes talks in her sleep
while she, so it’s told, whimpers or stretches.
Her brother twitches restlessly through the night.
He’s got finer hair and stronger teeth,
their

Two Poems photo
December 18, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

M. Elizabeth Scott

CHIAROSCURO

-

Your hand and its physical touch
fuschia as you brush

The inside
of desire and nothing

I'll say it
on the skin of your tongue

Name and unname
your eyes and their

Four Poems photo
December 17, 2020 | Poetry

Four Poems

shy watson

sour

i wanted
in the way
that want follows

bedraggled
a half moon
of bites

it starts
like this
slowly

rara saw
FIRE FIRE
in my eyes

hard to describe
to you who
no longer

On Shaving My Legs for the First Time photo
December 15, 2020 | Poetry

On Shaving My Legs for the First Time

Nandini Maharaj

On Shaving my Legs for the First Time

the offending hairs that sprout from dark skin
like unwelcome ants that toil through the night

hairs that signal virility on my father’s chin
draw taunts

An Immigrant Love Letter photo
December 14, 2020 | Poetry

An Immigrant Love Letter

Kimberly Nguyen

an immigrant love letter

this is a love letter

     to jasmine rice     and soy sauce     in the ethnic aisle     to the crisp

     melting     of duck skin in my mouth     you taste     the

I Write Panic photo
December 10, 2020 | Poetry

I Write Panic

Sydney Vogl

I WRITE PANIC

into the locked kitchen
cabinet, china chipped
& sticky. i write
myself into a bottle
of vodka, sloshing
in waves of bitter
padded tongue.
i write the morning
green &

Two Poems photo
December 9, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

catch breath

crying boyfriend

feels like me and god are fighting
they don’t want me to do anything

getting my period at midnight
my poems are like prayers

god doesn’t want me to stop learning
maybe i

Recent Books

HARDCORE

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

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.