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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


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


James McKenna

Swans, in orbital silence, garble questions...

Diagnosis photo
July 9, 2019 | Poetry


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

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

Recent Books

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

“Simply one of the best writers alive in the world today.”

 – Scott McClanahan, author of The Sarah BookCrapalachia, and HIll William

currently ON SALE for $19!

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

“Legs Get Led Astray is a scorching hot glitter box full of youthful despair and dark delight. Tender and sharp, wide-eyed and searching, these essays have a reckless beauty that feels to me like magic.”
Cheryl Strayed, author of WILD 

currently ON SALE for $11.95!


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Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen

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

 – Chloe Caldwell, author of Women

currently ON SALE for $11.95!