August 28, 2015

His bicep muscle turns under his skin
like a rat in the belly of a boa.
“What's your worst fear?”


August 25, 2015

going back and
back until I don’t
know if
I’m arriving
or departing.

August 25, 2015

with two railings to hold onto as you block people

gracefully trying to get where theyre going

that escalator, which doesn't escalate, makes you feel like

a confused duck, you might tip over. Clueless feet

August 20, 2015

are still popping. But at the kitchen counter he’s getting all soggy and she’s getting soggy and they know it and sometimes they do not pop at each other like they used to. After the open heart he's lying there....

August 19, 2015

The night sky’s crescent nose,
tailor-made for stirring

the punch bowl of spiked
gossip, spins De La Soul’s “Buddy.”

Photo by Flickr Creative Commons user Ken Douglas

August 14, 2015

This month we are welcoming newcomer Maurice Emerson Decaul and welcoming back Tess Taylor, Luisa A. Igloria, Cliff Forshaw, and Valerie Duff. 

Maurice Emerson Decaul

—Street Music

August 13, 2015

Valerie Duff reads her poem, “Folk Magic:

We are following the hearse,
the body in the hearse steady
as a tree, Not my father
any longer jagged timber. . .

August 14, 2015

Just as the poetry of Arthur Rimbaud would not have ripened without the Paris barricades, Zhadan’s work depends on street life—the tender, mighty, and precarious life of Ukrainian society—in Kharkiv, Kiev, and other places.

July 1, 2015

Julie Marie Wade reads her poem, “When I Was Straight,” from Issue 07.

July 23, 2015

This month we welcome a poet new to our pages: Colin Channer, whose work will also appear in Issue 10 (Fall 2015).


—(from) Fugue in Ten Movements

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