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On Penguins in Brooklyn photo
May 23, 2022 | Poetry

On Penguins in Brooklyn

Ashley D. Escobar

On Penguins in Brooklyn

the protagonist feels like
she’s never leaving,
stuck on a moving walkway
in the middle of cincinnati
international airport
in kentucky,
headphones dangling,

Equivalence photo
May 20, 2022 | Poetry


Suphil Lee Park


How heartbreaking to find irises tilting
to full bloom in one direction
as if waiting for someone to come
down their path are one symptom
of light’s partiality. A heart

Montreal photo
May 18, 2022 | Poetry


Xiao Yue Shan


baked brick, dark bread,
breath sinking into a hot, grey bath when
caught in smoke between compartments
on the metro. pink lights from
the townhouse on rue de rushbrooke
blinking away

Party Poems photo
May 16, 2022 | Poetry

Party Poems

Miss Unity

The other thing Belle did
Was burn three holes in my thigh
With her cigarette
Revenge for the chaos I’d caused

Two Poems photo
May 16, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

Rebecca Griswold

September Dream

An eternity, for the Asphodel, is a brief few
months. It’s been a decade, as the crow flies,

ten days on Venus, ten Venus days,
each, longer than a year.

When I’m without

Gut Reno photo
May 12, 2022 | Poetry

Gut Reno

Marisa Siegel

Gut reno

Take down to the studs. Dismantle walls, yank up floorboards, rip roof till the black chasm of foundation fills with sun. What could be illuminated. Scrape for bone and craft from it a

I Want To Thank You photo
May 10, 2022 | Poetry

I Want To Thank You

Emily Yin


for unbottling my aged Mandarin with each 晚安 / for cooking me these sardines / strewn on a
beach of rice, their eyes still intact / I want to thank you / for carrying that

Two Poems photo
May 6, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

Madalyn Whitaker

I’ll Always Make Love to the Mississippi.

We bruised
my knees on the bluff.

I’ve disappeared into the current
of loving nothing
but tainted water lapping against rotten fish
against a rocky

Two Poems photo
May 4, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

Angelo Maneage

Stuffed cracks in ground with paper towels

I used to chew on blocks of wood
crying that the dentist has gone away from town.
My mouth would open wide
for sparkling birds and insects to enter

2 Poems photo
May 3, 2022 | Poetry

2 Poems

Leisa Loan

“Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp Make Out, Eat Fried Chicken”

They are busy galocher-ing on 2nd Avenue
I am on the sidewalk looking at the sky

They are stopping to wipe their mouths

Everything photo
May 2, 2022 | Poetry


Jon Lemay

I do not know why I am unbuttoning my shirt in the middle of the crowded sidewalk. How quickly memories shelve into one another, like shale reassembling itself. On the other side of the street, two

Spring Training photo
April 25, 2022 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Spring Training

j. taylor bell

i'm in love with the thousand yard stare
deeply towards the worn fold
of the catcher's glove

Myth of Extra Innings photo
April 19, 2022 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Myth of Extra Innings

Tim Neil

I pause from scraping frost
off the car, and watch my gray
emissions wisp away

into the chill. I miss strict
seasons, and knowing
what to wear. Last week, it was 72.

When will summer

2 Poems photo
April 13, 2022 | BASEBALL, Poetry

2 Poems

Mike Andrelczyk

A Hopeful Young Man on a Job Interview

I’m broke and eating chocolate ice cream out of a novelty helmet
I’m sweating because I’m wearing a sweater in the heat
to cover up the insane poison ivy on

Balk/Change Up/Intentional Walk/Rehab Assignment/The Off Day photo
April 12, 2022 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Balk/Change Up/Intentional Walk/Rehab Assignment/The Off Day

John Walser

Just that instant
when thinking becomes
too much

The Tragedy of Mickey Mantle photo
April 8, 2022 | BASEBALL, Poetry

The Tragedy of Mickey Mantle

Michael Juliani

             What happened to me
is probably less interesting...

Nostalgia Sells photo
April 6, 2022 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Nostalgia Sells

Chris Pellizzari


Drive-in movie theater, Merrillville, Indiana, 1989

Field of Dreams on a screen bigger than every building in Merrillville,  

my brother and I eating chocolate sundaes from mini Dairy Queen

2 Poems photo
April 4, 2022 | BASEBALL, Poetry

2 Poems

Mitchell Nobis

Kid Glove

            he says motioning a throw.
            We head to the front yard,
            toss it back & forth.
            The ball smacks our gloves—

2 Poems photo
April 1, 2022 | BASEBALL, Poetry

2 Poems

Devin Kelly

In Praise of Hands

I miss hands. I miss their flimsy, awkward quality –

the way one looks when offered while still searching

for a reason. I miss being young, lining up after the

Two Poems photo
March 31, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

Katelin Kelly

"[ / ]" and "[ / / ]"

H O N G  K O N G photo
March 29, 2022 | Poetry

H O N G  K O N G

Kyle Seamus Brosnihan

mom says I smell like smoke
I say she smells someone else

Amiss photo
March 25, 2022 | Poetry


Ian U Lockaby

In the middle of
the street is everyone
you know.

Contrary to belief, I lived  photo
March 23, 2022 | Poetry

Contrary to belief, I lived 

Deon Robinson

through the years when what I needed most 
was to hold my father’s hand.

In a New York Summer photo
March 21, 2022 | Poetry

In a New York Summer

David Ehmcke

Two men smoking cigarettes on Bleecker could mean anything
to each other.

Julia Fox Isn't A Writer & other poems photo
March 18, 2022 | Poetry

Julia Fox Isn't A Writer & other poems

Elizabeth Ellen

I hadn’t notified Interview magazine abt it
I hadn’t tweeted abt it either
I wasn’t post alt lit
Or a genius

Recent Books

Exit, Carefully

Elizabeth Ellen

"I loved reading Exit, Carefully. It’s unusual, and in my opinion exciting, to publish a play without previously receiving a major production."

                      -Walker Caplan, Lithub


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.

Her Lesser Work

Elizabeth Ellen

"[Her Lesser Work] is a collection of mordant and formally inventive stories circling themes of, let’s say, desire and escape within repressive structures."

      -Walker Caplan, Literary Hub

"Her Lesser Work is full of power and it takes risks and it's alive and real and it fixes a very sharp eye on the shit humans do to each other and themselves."

      -Lindsay Lerman, LitReactor