“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.
“All my poems are about a shame so deep I didn’t shit for two weeks in college”: New poetry by Alex Cuff, selected by late winter poetry editor Ed Steck.
“Negativity’s Kiss imagines a brutal, satirical world where all language and communication, including the answer to who shot (the protagonist) Ines, are mired in the Garble, an internet-like substance that obscures truth.” Nick Sturm reviews Alice Notley.
“SORCERY AND SANCTITY ARE THE ONLY REALITIES.” New poetry by Joseph Mosconi, selected by late winter poetry editor Ed Steck.