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Two Poems photo
September 6, 2019 | Poetry

Two Poems

Kevin Latimer

this poem starts on a tuesday in Kansas

a twister settles in. there is a twister dancing 
in the... more

Cultured Meat Pastoral photo
September 4, 2019 | Poetry

Cultured Meat Pastoral

Lucian Mattison

Goats and cows’ dreams have little pull yet. Cheese
is still cheese, piston driven milkers likely painful. The future
of... more

Three Poems  photo
September 3, 2019 | Poetry

Three Poems 

Rosebud Ben-Oni

                                                           
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Split Nails Sea Turtle photo
August 27, 2019 | Poetry

Split Nails Sea Turtle

H. Nicole Martin

I am split nails, stubs of my fingers. I am a mouthful of dental picks,
the disposable kinds that clog up the ocean and sea... more

Two poems photo
August 23, 2019 | Poetry

Two poems

Christopher Citro

It Worked Out a Way to Survive

The Venus he gave me ate another daddy
longlegs. They were still... more

Put a Fork in It photo
August 21, 2019 | Poetry

Put a Fork in It

Mureall Hebert

We ate dinner with our heads down masticated silence Mom slathered hot sauce on everything including Dad’s words and the ones he... more

two poems photo
August 19, 2019 | Poetry

two poems

Tommy O’Rourke

FANTASIA FOR FOUR HANDS

Hello. This is my body. 
It makes me terrible. 
Someone opens it... more

But I thought the old lady dropped it into the ocean in the end  photo
August 15, 2019 | Poetry

But I thought the old lady dropped it into the ocean in the end 

Jeremiah Moriarty

after Britney Spears

The camera pans—is this... more

two poems photo
August 15, 2019 | Poetry

two poems

Julia Lattimer

Precarious Poem

I’m craigslisting again and this time, 
I’m in Portland hanging plants

next to... more

Cinemania photo
August 9, 2019 | Poetry

Cinemania

Rebecca Cross

I was standing in line for a movie and a movie played in my head.
I was standing in line for a movie and the movie I was waiting to see... more

three poems photo
August 7, 2019 | Poetry

three poems

Justin Lacour

Dear Naomi,

Please find enclosed some clippings from the local fishwrapper.  I’ve underlined the... more

New Hue photo
August 5, 2019 | Poetry

New Hue

Caitlin Barasch

You need to know
the world used to be softer.
This new color sharpens & blinds.

When it arrived,
people crashed their cars,
stumbled... more

Three poems photo
August 1, 2019 | Poetry

Three poems

Claire Denson

Amoral Impurity

Picking at ingrown
pubes on the porch swing
in the sun on the first
summery day... more

I get sick photo
July 31, 2019 | Poetry

I get sick

Lee Patterson

I vomit discretion, magic tricks, a glass ashtray. I take a break
from vomiting & light a bottle rocket.

 

Naked, We Looked More Alike photo
July 29, 2019 | Poetry

Naked, We Looked More Alike

Alec Prevett

I crave the lack of my thousand siblings...

I Hope My Salt Lamp Is a Weeping Deity photo
July 26, 2019 | Poetry

I Hope My Salt Lamp Is a Weeping Deity

Erin Slaughter

I am lonely and just learning how to say I'm lonely...

Sweet Shoppe photo
July 24, 2019 | Poetry

Sweet Shoppe

Alli Cruz

When he wasn't looking / I snuck / a spoonful...

Three Poems photo
July 22, 2019 | Poetry

Three Poems

Lucas Shepherd

"My Favorite Hat," "Blue Hawaii Hat," and "Rust is a Color, the Tech Sergeant Told Me"

Three Poems photo
July 19, 2019 | Poetry

Three Poems

Jess Kozik

"Review of the Eiffel Tower," "Something to Worry About," and "Misery Is a Little Gray Ceramic Pig"

Tangshan photo
July 17, 2019 | Poetry

Tangshan

Amy Gong Liu

Before my grandmother had a habit of running wild with the rabbits...

What Light Wants photo
July 15, 2019 | Poetry

What Light Wants

Aldo Amparán

In the dark room, the computer screen...

Understall photo
July 12, 2019 | Poetry

Understall

James McKenna

Swans, in orbital silence, garble questions...

Diagnosis photo
July 9, 2019 | Poetry

Diagnosis

Dylan Ecker

I should tell you I used to be in an imaginary band...

Ars Poetica w/ Refuse & Elegy photo
July 8, 2019 | Poetry

Ars Poetica w/ Refuse & Elegy

Caroline Chavatel

I mistook a plastic bag...

Hansen, James Lee. Young Lincoln. 1941. photo
July 4, 2019 | Poetry

Hansen, James Lee. Young Lincoln. 1941.

Nathan Thomas

Winner of the 2019 Hot Lincoln Statue Poetry Contest

Recent Books

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PERSON/A

Elizabeth Ellen


*limited time sale on Person/a: $10!

"Person/a chosen as a best work of experimental literature by Lithub!"
If They Gave Oscars to Books, Our 2017 Nominess

 

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WOMEN

Chloe Caldwell

"Women by Chloe Caldwell s a beautiful read/a perfect primer for an explosive lesbian affair/an essential truth." -- Lena Dunham

"I read it a couple of months ago in one can't-put-it-down-even-though-it's-the-middle-of-the-night sitting. It's as intense and interesting and clear-hearted as they come." -- Cheryl Strayed

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

“Reading these stories makes me wanna smoke weed and drive thru mcds 24/7.”

 – Chloe Caldwell, author of Women