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Two Poems photo
August 17, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Chris Barton

"en-misting" and "earth is the only planet in our solar system not named after a god"

Two Poems photo
August 14, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Hannah Cajandig-Taylor

"On Trepidation" and "When I'm Lonely, I Shop Online for Things I Don't Need"

Two Poems photo
August 13, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Austin Rodenbiker

"32 questions for a photograph" and "Blue Door"

My Other Harry Styles Poem photo
August 12, 2020 | Poetry

My Other Harry Styles Poem

Andy Powell

My Harry Styles poem has gotten very good at glass of Lambrusco
on the arm of the sofa not crashing & purpling the floor,
used to play the saxophone
and doesn’t love sexophone jokes
but also

How It Was When We Were photo
August 12, 2020 | Poetry

How It Was When We Were

Noah Stetzer

Jeff O told us that he and Brian H split after watching Chasing Amy...

Half-Life photo
August 10, 2020 | Poetry

Half-Life

Sun Paik

If my father decided to do it...

Two Poems photo
August 7, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Brad Casey

"Start This One in Bernie Sanders Voice" and "Probably I'm on Fire"

Wight photo
August 6, 2020 | Poetry

Wight

Mag Gabbert

the dictionary says living being...

I'm Going to Butcher This photo
August 5, 2020 | Poetry

I'm Going to Butcher This

Farah Ghafoor

a man stands on stage his cue cards flashing...

The Dot photo
August 3, 2020 | Poetry

The Dot

Evan Nicholls

As planned, all this lying worked wonders for his confidence.

UNTITLED IN A WORLD CALLED MONEY, LOVE, AND FAME photo
July 30, 2020 | Poetry

UNTITLED IN A WORLD CALLED MONEY, LOVE, AND FAME

Chris Hutchinson

On Day One, Larry-the-Lizard quits smoking
and eating saturated crap.
Day Two: he buys a hard pack of Dunhill King Size
on his way to Fatty Patty’s Burger Palace. Why?
Because the purplish

girl/rampant photo
July 28, 2020 | Poetry

girl/rampant

A. Prevett

“But beauty wasn’t enough.”
 – Gretchen Marquette
 

Nurturing as a kestrel checking your sheets for mice        I am a woman  designed.   Because  I   was   designed
       it follows that I was

Three Poems photo
July 23, 2020 | Poetry

Three Poems

Anis Gisele

young girls walk alone 
at night and 

                               laugh from their bellies, sing 
                               in jungle gym voices 
                               to cradled stars 

Two Poems photo
July 21, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Carly Joy Miller

Theater of Inheritance

Wrong to say I accept the rough
face of my family. Your father,

so young-looking, your mother
even more. I grew older than boys

around me because I was

Memento Mori, or in Other Words photo
July 17, 2020 | Poetry

Memento Mori, or in Other Words

Stephanie Tom

Canada Goose — the age-old adage of 
whether or not a ton of bricks or a ton 

of feathers is heavier & the fact that it’s
always the feathers because you have to live 

with the guilt on

Siege Liturgy photo
July 16, 2020 | Poetry

Siege Liturgy

Nandini Dhar

On the tip of my tongue, the shadow of your incomplete rebellion 
a riverine blister ; a city-street broken into brick-brats, 

glued together again to fashion a ceramic gnome, its 
rickety

my lover and I lose our bodies and become parts of speech photo
July 15, 2020 | Poetry

my lover and I lose our bodies and become parts of speech

Paula Harris

adjective /

fuck yes

INAMORATA  photo
July 14, 2020 | Poetry

INAMORATA 

Despy Boutris

We keep what’s between us a secret. 
I’m supposed to be at your house

and you’re supposed to be at mine,
but, really, we lie in the center of the wheat 

where no one can find us, make

Desire/Excellence photo
July 10, 2020 | Poetry

Desire/Excellence

Sean Cho A.

i came to America too young
to be foreign, so all my dreams 
are American and contemporary,
present and blinding as morning-hunger:
a fat gull scavenges for loose plastic bags 
and their

in the year 2148, our only nakba photo
July 8, 2020 | Poetry

in the year 2148, our only nakba

Fargo Tbakhi

is the egg yolk, broken when it was meant to be fried, 
the sobbing of a child who’s just found 
that their favorite character does not survive, 

the scraped knee, the store out of cigarettes

My Grandpa Didn’t Immigrate, He Fled Japanese Occupation photo
July 7, 2020 | Poetry

My Grandpa Didn’t Immigrate, He Fled Japanese Occupation

Troy Osaki

                                                 ⁠–⁠After José Olivarez 

When Carly’s body
isn’t a body but ash
they wish to be poured
into Lake Washington
below a sun becoming half
a sun,

Puig photo
July 2, 2020 | Poetry

Puig

Miguel Murphy

I took the test. 
Persistent rash? 
A cough? A rumor. 
A fungus 

from that polluted 
Ipanema beach. 
I smiled when I heard, 
took a drag, bent 

my wrist, palm up. Juana 
Delledonne.

Hey, Down There, I Am a Middle Aged Idiot with Questionable Eyesight and Plenty of Advice photo
July 1, 2020 | Poetry

Hey, Down There, I Am a Middle Aged Idiot with Questionable Eyesight and Plenty of Advice

David Wright

I'm up here along the photograph and its shore, calling to you. Dive off your custom watercraft and swim to the beach. No one of us standing here blames you for being seduced by the once constant tingle of skin we've followed all our lives.

Tip Top Vacation Performance  photo
June 30, 2020 | Poetry

Tip Top Vacation Performance 

Jordan Clark

TIP TOP VACATION PERFORMANCE

Two women velcroed a husky, mesh tank top
in order to separate the men from the boys.
Then, 20 aisles apart, mimed the crucifixion.
Words I’m akin to grasp start in

Three Poems  photo
June 26, 2020 | Poetry

Three Poems 

Alex Bernstein

"Today I Promise," "Rubric for Asparagus," and "My Life"

Recent Books

PERSON/A

Elizabeth Ellen

"If Elizabeth Ellen exists, I would tell her it was like she channeled the anthemic scorn of Alanis Morrisette’s “You Outta Know” through Anais Nin, in her own inimitable way. And if Elizabeth Ellen doesn’t exist, at least she can invent herself.

—John Biscello, Riot Material

currently ON SALE for $11!

Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

“Legs Get Led Astray is a scorching hot glitter box full of youthful despair and dark delight.”

Cheryl Strayed, author of WILD 

currently ON SALE for $9!

 

Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen

“[Elizabeth Ellen] is the female Love Is a Dog from Hell.”

 – Chloe Caldwell, author of Women

currently ON SALE for $8!