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The Worshipping Beast photo
September 13, 2019 | Poetry

The Worshipping Beast

Brian Clifton

All that whimpers isn’t want.

One spring, I pulled
a reed from an oboe.
I planted it by a pond. 
Instantly, it... more

You Cannot Save Here photo
September 12, 2019 | Poetry

You Cannot Save Here

Anthony Moll

Morning gets angry and destroys a city
not New York, too obvious, but suppose
it’s on the coast. Suppose we’re the first to... more

MY SUPERPOWER photo
September 9, 2019 | Poetry

MY SUPERPOWER

Amie Whittemore

                             in response to a student evaluation for a science fiction class, Fall 2018

Student, it’s true—I prefer... more

Two Poems photo
September 6, 2019 | Poetry

Two Poems

Kevin Latimer

this poem starts on a tuesday in Kansas

a twister settles in. there is a twister dancing 
in the... more

Cultured Meat Pastoral photo
September 4, 2019 | Poetry

Cultured Meat Pastoral

Lucian Mattison

Goats and cows’ dreams have little pull yet. Cheese
is still cheese, piston driven milkers likely painful. The future
of... more

Three Poems  photo
September 3, 2019 | Poetry

Three Poems 

Rosebud Ben-Oni

                                                           
                                         ... more

Split Nails Sea Turtle photo
August 27, 2019 | Poetry

Split Nails Sea Turtle

H. Nicole Martin

I am split nails, stubs of my fingers. I am a mouthful of dental picks,
the disposable kinds that clog up the ocean and sea... more

Two poems photo
August 23, 2019 | Poetry

Two poems

Christopher Citro

It Worked Out a Way to Survive

The Venus he gave me ate another daddy
longlegs. They were still... more

Put a Fork in It photo
August 21, 2019 | Poetry

Put a Fork in It

Mureall Hebert

We ate dinner with our heads down masticated silence Mom slathered hot sauce on everything including Dad’s words and the ones he... more

two poems photo
August 19, 2019 | Poetry

two poems

Tommy O’Rourke

FANTASIA FOR FOUR HANDS

Hello. This is my body. 
It makes me terrible. 
Someone opens it... more

two poems photo
August 15, 2019 | Poetry

two poems

Julia Lattimer

Precarious Poem

I’m craigslisting again and this time, 
I’m in Portland hanging plants

next to... more

But I thought the old lady dropped it into the ocean in the end  photo
August 15, 2019 | Poetry

But I thought the old lady dropped it into the ocean in the end 

Jeremiah Moriarty

after Britney Spears

The camera pans—is this... more

Cinemania photo
August 9, 2019 | Poetry

Cinemania

Rebecca Cross

I was standing in line for a movie and a movie played in my head.
I was standing in line for a movie and the movie I was waiting to see... more

three poems photo
August 7, 2019 | Poetry

three poems

Justin Lacour

Dear Naomi,

Please find enclosed some clippings from the local fishwrapper.  I’ve underlined the... more

New Hue photo
August 5, 2019 | Poetry

New Hue

Caitlin Barasch

You need to know
the world used to be softer.
This new color sharpens & blinds.

When it arrived,
people crashed their cars,
stumbled... more

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

Tangshan

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

Understall

James McKenna

Swans, in orbital silence, garble questions...

Recent Books

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Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen

A 400-page collection of poems in fours sections: Nicki Minaj Songs, Bob Dylan Songs, Elliott Smith Songs, and 90s Riot Grrrls Songs.

ON SALE for only $5 through June 15!!

 

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

FOUR NEW ESSAYS BY CHLOE CALDWELL! Plus the original essays that made you fall in love with Chloe!


ON SALE for only $5 through June 15!!

 

 

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

Saul Stories is a linked collection that explores the relationships between a forty-year-old female artist, her teenaged daughter, and her daughter's friends. With ferocious realism, the book interrogates how children of differing classes and races are treated in the U.S., and the salacious and skeptical ways the current culture views cross-generational friendships. But most potently—in narratives taking place in Denny's and movie theatres and living rooms and cars—Saul Stories wonders what it means to be a woman and an artist and a mother, all at once.