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Two Poems photo
July 2, 2019 | Poetry

Two Poems

Zoe Contros Kearl

"American Royals" and "Jenny"

for mother #4, who dug me from an ocean floor with bare hands photo
June 27, 2019 | Poetry

for mother #4, who dug me from an ocean floor with bare hands

dezireé a. brown

to Mrs. Burrell

When Ms. Griffin was fired, my mother said 
it was because she... more

Grid (5)  photo
June 26, 2019 | Poetry

Grid (5) 

Jaydn DeWald

Cut it out, will you? This too-clever stratagem cuts no ice with me. Whereupon her lover cut across the stone field, balancing an embarrassment... more

Glass City Aubade photo
June 25, 2019 | Poetry

Glass City Aubade

Gavin Yuan Gao

Nights shipwrecked / in nameless wanting

The city a floating glass 
garden / to be lost in

Banished from the blinked-out... more

Dead Baby Syndrome photo
June 21, 2019 | Poetry

Dead Baby Syndrome

Margaret Zhang

Morning smells like horseradish,
dogshit. The squat toilet in my uncle’s house:
too cramped to hold

a breathing thing. My... more

TWO POEMS  photo
June 17, 2019 | Poetry


Justin Greene


Mlle X, a fifteen-year-old girl, spent several months, during the winter of 1883,... more

Anya-nyelv, Mother-tongue photo
June 12, 2019 | Poetry

Anya-nyelv, Mother-tongue

Fanni Somogyi

Exchanging one anya-nyelv, mother-tongue, for another is like 
nibbling salted peanuts at the sticky bar top,
unplanned but... more

Ballad of the Red Wisteria photo
June 10, 2019 | Poetry

Ballad of the Red Wisteria

Jessica Q. Stark

Because of its hardiness and tendency to escape cultivation, these non-native wisterias are considered invasive species in... more

2 Poems photo
June 7, 2019 | Poetry

2 Poems

Danny Caine

can of whoopass, you USDA Certified lover, 
you fiery red Camaro, you hole in the wall.  

Surgery Dream (Euphoria)  photo
June 5, 2019 | Poetry

Surgery Dream (Euphoria) 

Duncan Slagle

When my mother built me
again, she did not wait for sobs

to pass. She left clasps undone
then wept in her bedroom.

I... more

TWO POEMS  photo
June 4, 2019 | Poetry


Graham Barnhart

What's It Like?

           We have made unspeakable mean indescribable:
           it really... more

a constellation of stars fall from the sky photo
May 31, 2019 | Poetry

a constellation of stars fall from the sky

Tatiana Dolgushina

the man who touches you also touches
the other women of the city, this special
man who you chose to be... more

Influence photo
May 28, 2019 | Poetry


Edward Manzi

I will shake your hand now. Later maybe we will have drinks. 

wardrobe photo
May 24, 2019 | Poetry


Ben Pelhan

every movie ever has big hard cocks. ass. tits. sorry, I meant porn. sometimes when I travel I listen to the radio. the songs make me think of... more

Three Poems photo
May 24, 2019 | Poetry

Three Poems

Kathryn Merwin

One Night We Drove Through Yellowstone

I dreamt of a white bear last night,

like the ones in the... more

Two Poems photo
May 22, 2019 | Poetry

Two Poems

Kendra Ferguson


I was hiding behind a chair
Cutting off all my hair
My father asked me
If I was... more

Homesickness photo
May 21, 2019 | Poetry


Christina Yoseph

the child inside of me
has become comfortable
with the heat of the months
as they melt down
like hot wax then build one
on top of the... more

Three poems photo
May 20, 2019 | Poetry

Three poems

Kevin Chesser

King of the Road

naked as death
begging on the highway

I calibrate the instrument
of my... more

Anyway, that was the saddest part photo
May 17, 2019 | Poetry

Anyway, that was the saddest part

Sarah Bates

I often confuse the dead horses
for trees. I say things like termites

care about the weather, or dark stars
will... more

Three poems photo
May 15, 2019 | Poetry

Three poems

Parker Tettleton

Carrot Flowers

We are toward somewhere in the first sentence. There is June & us or us or June... more

Three poems photo
May 13, 2019 | Poetry

Three poems

Benjamin Niespodziany

Neck Tattoo

Your neck tattoo spoke to me but I needed a
translator. Needed a nail gun, a barn wall... more

Three poems photo
May 10, 2019 | Poetry

Three poems

Charlotte Covey

real / unreal

last night i had a dream         
            that my teeth fell
out all in a... more

2 Poems photo
May 8, 2019 | Poetry

2 Poems

A. Smith

Vapor of Breath

All hail Michigan Dogman. All
slobber and standing seven feet
tall, Michigan Dogman... more

my anxiety has a baby rattlesnake in it photo
May 6, 2019 | Poetry

my anxiety has a baby rattlesnake in it


the babies are most dangerous because
            they have not learned how to control their... more

Three poems photo
May 3, 2019 | Poetry

Three poems

Mikaela Grantham

i am your man

tall stranger man
you have sung a lot of songs 
you fall in love often
and... more

Recent Books

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Elizabeth Ellen

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

"Person/a chosen as a best work of experimental literature by Lithub!"
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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