“Yur;t hates poems / it’s all neo-nationalist Lithuanian shit / from the second to last / break from the Russian Empire, / which still exists.” New poetry by Haley Markbreiter, from summer poetry editor Lucy Tiven.
“arcs of water bloom / from wet hair flips // WWIII is coming”: Two new poems by Oscar d’Artois, from summer poetry editor Lucy Tiven.
“fewer gemstones suffer more / than the opal / though you could say it doesn’t feel pain / but to measure pain is tricky” New poetry by Stella Corso, from summer poetry editor Lucy Tiven.
“What we’ve done to each other, / we’ll never get out from under.” A new poem from Natalie Shapero, selected by summer poetry editor Lucy Tiven.
“Eating / butter My mother suffered / the love in my life My life it comes and goes” New poetry by Carrie Lorig, selected by spring poetry editor Lucy Tiven.
“I spin around so fast in the electronics department I accidentally hug a man who / isn’t my dad / how could I mistake a stranger for the person who taught me to use a computer?”: A new long poem by Stacey Tran, selected by late winter poetry editor Ed Steck.
“I’d saw my arm off for the sake of boundaries now but / I remember when it was otherwise like I remember when / extinction wasn’t a free pass for perennial despair”: A new poem by Charity Coleman, selected by late winter poetry editor Ed Steck.
“This is mostly a story about you. // I made you.” New poetry by Shiv Kotecha, selected by late winter poetry editor Ed Steck.
“Kathy Acker interviewed Spice Girls and said it’s up to them and people like them to ‘keep on transforming society as society is best transformed with lightness and in joy.’ I just want to eat clean food and love people xoxo”: An excerpt from Brooke Ellsworth’s collection Serenade, forthcoming from Octopus Books.
Christopher Rey Pérez
“¿if a narco will kill me why god does not kill me first?” New poetry by Christopher Rey Pérez, selected by late winter poetry editor Ed Steck.