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Two Poems photo
February 16, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Cameron Quan Louie

Than the plastic donation kiosks in a mall / shaped like a funnel. You walk up and roll / your change and watch all of it spiral down

Two Poems photo
February 9, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Lauren Westerfield

I am all the way turned on; turned up. Nerve-hiss-skin. There is a story here, and I am running interference.

From, "COMPANY" photo
February 8, 2018 | Poetry

From, "COMPANY"

Emily Hunt

It isn't natural / for a thin stem with fruits / to sprout up – / they're heavy, / they're supposed to just hang.

Three Poems photo
February 6, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

Mariel Fechik

I dream myself into a field that is lime green. There is a branch in my lungs, and I can’t love like I used to. This is a ghost story.

Three Poems photo
January 24, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

Christine Stroud

The Gemini It would be a lie to say I always went to bed with one brother and woke up with another—that at night he... more

Three Poems photo
January 22, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

Nathan Wade Carter

I sip red wine and weed / and deface anything that looks like me

Two Poems photo
January 16, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Nooks Krannie

montreal in the seventh month of winter my hair was orange, an apricot graffiti zig-zagged along broken threads you parked... more

Three Poems photo
January 11, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

James Croal Jackson

SUSHI umami fish in dead cold sticky rice clings to gum. take another slab– tell yourself you are the ocean, that... more

Suggestion / Fight photo
January 8, 2018 | Poetry

Suggestion / Fight

Mikaela Grantham

Suggestion new boyfriend says he’s worried. new boyfriend says i should stop saying credit cards are just free money. new... more

3 Poems photo
January 5, 2018 | Poetry

3 Poems

Elizabeth Ellen

I finally tore Bluets in half @ 12:50 a.m.
I had had enough of it, of its blueness…
I had begun to loathe its preciousness, its precision
What it represents -
Its fans, the copycats

Two Poems photo
January 5, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Inga Lea Schmidt

Chicken à la King I bit. We bred a snoutless dog to lead us to the prize. We groomed ourselves with yearning floss.... more

Woman photo
January 3, 2018 | Poetry

Woman

Michelle Dove

now the poem is a woman

How to Gut a Grouse photo
January 1, 2018 | Poetry

How to Gut a Grouse

Penny Newell

reach inside the incision up the stomach from the asshole ribcage gristle light brown mound of heather memory spill... more

The Coming Anarchy photo
December 29, 2017 | Poetry

The Coming Anarchy

Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world ~ W.B Yeats, ‘The Second... more

Five Poems photo
December 28, 2017 | Poetry

Five Poems

Spencer Williams

Under the cruel glow of inquiry, I want to tell her that the party is over.

Four Poems photo
December 27, 2017 | Poetry

Four Poems

Kamal E. Kimball

Hurry, tomorrow’s ashen face is at your door.
Hold out your hands, two tiny suns,
you’re more golden than they ever told you.

Girl From Uni photo
December 22, 2017 | Poetry

Girl From Uni

Chaya Bhuvaneswar

You’re from the cornfields, I tease, but not really. Your parents, professors at U of Illinois, both versed in the theories of... more

Three Poems photo
December 21, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Amanda Hayes

I grew up in grass but here / everything is bladeless, // hair thinned past feathers, / sheets slick enough to grease a boar.

Two Poems photo
December 20, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Kyle Liang

We walk to the edge of the continent / and there in the sand I turn to her and say, / look,
this is where I buried myself 

Chupacabra Summer: Seminole, Texas, 1998 photo
December 19, 2017 | Poetry

Chupacabra Summer: Seminole, Texas, 1998

Abigail Carl-Klassen

 Most nights we stayed behind, Tweety Bird / pajama shirts stretched over our knees, waist-length hair soaking / our backs as we sat on the floor and thumbed glossy 10mm prints.

Love Letter to Ace Perry photo
December 17, 2017 | Poetry

Love Letter to Ace Perry

Doug Paul Case

It’s winter and again
my knees are beginning

to ache. My wants

Side Traxx photo
December 14, 2017 | Poetry

Side Traxx

Brian Czyzyk

I’m going out
to snag a man. 

Autobiography Inside a Church photo
December 12, 2017 | Poetry

Autobiography Inside a Church

Hussain Ahmed

my parents taught me to say ‘surrender’
in a dozen foreign languages.

2 Poems photo
December 6, 2017 | Poetry

2 Poems

Ethan Chua

the night of the attack mother did you hear them they had tongues like lightning and forked through the forest shooting the... more

3 Poems photo
December 4, 2017 | Poetry

3 Poems

Edmund Sandoval

Is there ever a time to think of poetry? Of poets? Of the rivers of the delta? 

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.

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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!

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Dualities

Jason Phoebe Rusch

Jason Phoebe Rusch is a queer writer from the Chicago suburbs. His full-length debut Dualities explores gender and patriarchy from the perspective of a man who was socialized and is currently still read as a woman. He is interested in complication and nuance and messy human failing, his own and that of others.