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Heavy Duty photo
August 21, 2020 | Poetry

Heavy Duty

K.B. Thors

An immigrant from the Russian Empire invented jeans...

Yellow Dress photo
August 19, 2020 | Poetry

Yellow Dress

Taylor Byas

I knew you'd come undone...

Two Poems photo
August 18, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Maya Eashwaran

"By the Seashore" and "The Return"

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


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


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.

July 30, 2020 | Poetry


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


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 

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

July 14, 2020 | Poetry


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


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


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 

Recent Books


Mik Grantham


"Mik Grantham is a real killer. One of my favorite artists working today. HARDCORE is not hard to read"

 - Bud Smith, author of Teenager (Vintage) 

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


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


Garielle Lutz is the author of The Complete Gary Lutz, among other books.