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Couscous photo
November 13, 2020 | Poetry

Couscous

Shriram Sivaramakrishnan

if i say 'i am sorry' to so-and-so...

Riverfront Aria photo
November 12, 2020 | Poetry

Riverfront Aria

Kathryn Haemmerle

Most people prefer the Vulcan statue...

Econolodge photo
November 11, 2020 | Poetry

Econolodge

J. Taylor Bell

it must have been the fifth...

Stag photo
November 11, 2020 | Poetry

Stag

Nick Soluri

Outside a window a stag picks at an apple core,
its antlers, tilted downwards, catch on a branch,
it stumbles, takes a breath, regains its footing.
                        A wooden sign—nondescript

Two Poems photo
November 9, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Ben Togut

"Two Men Dancing" and "Gloaming: August"

Two Poems photo
November 6, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Serena Solin

"The Courtyard" and "Double Jeopardy"

There Was an Entire Chicken photo
November 5, 2020 | Poetry

There Was an Entire Chicken

Lisa Hiton

one from the spit where I watched them...

Under Oath photo
November 3, 2020 | Poetry

Under Oath

Sophia Ha

Two cop cars nose to rear...

Alternate Endings to Shania Twain’s “That Don’t Impress Me Much” Music Video photo
October 30, 2020 | Poetry

Alternate Endings to Shania Twain’s “That Don’t Impress Me Much” Music Video

Canese Jarboe

None of us have The Touch,

Though we have felt The Touch

*

We are all (all of us

Wearing leopard-print dusters Just once,

I was thirty hands tall (like one whole horse

Standing on

Modern Mother-land photo
October 29, 2020 | Poetry

Modern Mother-land

Jenny Shi

                             After Qu Yuan

In my country, our insults give benefit of doubt. Nǐ yǒu bìng— 
You are sick—                                              as if there’s an

devotional after alejandra pizarnik photo
October 28, 2020 | Poetry

devotional after alejandra pizarnik

Tara Jayakar

oh longed-for, awaited beloved. she says my name
        wrong and makes me come hard. i catalog
lovers like this, coins in kitchen water. six years on,
         type thirsty into google

Love Poem for Sandra Oh photo
October 28, 2020 | Poetry

Love Poem for Sandra Oh

Anhvu Buchanan

On that spirited Emmy night,
when the camera cut to you
and you radiating in red satin
said to the world
“It’s an honor just to be Asian”
I lost my breath.
Time stopped,
blindsided by this

Stone Grandfather photo
October 27, 2020 | Poetry

Stone Grandfather

Leona Sevick

          (Dol Hareubang, Jeju Island, South Korea)

And there you sit, your basalt belly swollen heavy,
a gentle smile playing at your stone lips. To say I
sought you out would be a bald-faced

Begin Here, photo
October 27, 2020 | Poetry

Begin Here,

Sara Luisa Kirk

 

with the flies, small handfuls of sunlight, sensation only one degree
removed from excess.

What to press a heart to, what color pulled up from the earth.

I’m looking for my time machine.

Two Poems photo
October 26, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Ricky Ray

Petty Theft

It started as baseball cards and candy bars.
Money from my father's wallet. Protein bars on a health kick.
Eventually my friends and I walked into a grocery store,
loaded up on

Nocturne with Aroace Girl photo
October 23, 2020 | Poetry

Nocturne with Aroace Girl

Kelly Weber

I steer the moon over my right shoulder, vertebrae
lodged above coyote ridge, winding plains road
I drive all the night’s hungers down. White light
clasping the devil’s backbone. Today snow

notes on archiving erasure photo
October 22, 2020 | Poetry

notes on archiving erasure

Saida Agostini

love does not begin and end the way we think it does. love is a battle; love is a war; love is a growing up
      -James Baldwin

when i say
I love my family
what i mean
is i worship
the

Six of Hearts photo
October 21, 2020 | Poetry

Six of Hearts

Erika Nestor

My brain’s a sponge: once
I slept with a playing card beneath
my pillow to stain my thoughts
bright red. Let’s not dwell too long
on the times I snuck juice and vodka
and postured for the

TWO POEMS photo
October 20, 2020 | Poetry

TWO POEMS

Satya Dash

to survive
tenacious teeth held their nerve

IN WHICH THE WHITE WOMAN ON MY THESIS DEFENSE ASKS ME ABOUT WITNESS photo
October 19, 2020 | Poetry

IN WHICH THE WHITE WOMAN ON MY THESIS DEFENSE ASKS ME ABOUT WITNESS

Noor Hindi

1. And what does it mean to witness yourself, on television, dying?

            a. I no longer watch the news.
            b. I’ve exhausted every mirror in my home searching for my

In the Gap photo
October 16, 2020 | Poetry

In the Gap

Leah Umansky

so much of what I feel is strain and restraint, not
strength. I feel so much of my days are in want;

Three Poems photo
October 15, 2020 | Poetry

Three Poems

Tatiana Johnson-Boria

Here We Are in Infinite Joy

“People dance to say, I am alive and in my body.
I am black alive and looking back at you.”
                         - Elizabeth Alexander, “The Trayvon

Haunt photo
October 14, 2020 | Poetry

Haunt

Stephanie Chang

after K Ming Chang

 

Late June, during the spider lily harvest,

            Meng Po sutures shut my skin

as soup marbles under. A broth that weathers

            me a body for the

THREE POEMS photo
October 13, 2020 | Poetry

THREE POEMS

Namrata Verghese

Chacka

This Whole Foods smells of rot.
A lady holds half a jackfruit like a baby,
Pushes her fingers deep into the damp decay. 

We call jackfruit chacka back home (although who’s we?
I

TWO POEMS photo
October 9, 2020 | Poetry

TWO POEMS

Christian Gullette

Election Night at the Stud

On the dance floor,
               my fingertip traces his infinity tattoo

and I wish more things were uncountable,
                            although cruelty

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