“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.
“do you want to knife each other ?” New poetry from Precious Phillips.
“Submission is submission is submission / is the grass.” Three new poems by Bridget Talone, selected by late winter poetry editor Ed Steck.
Alejandro Miguel Justino Crawford
PRE ALPHA is a play-through of an unfinished video game called Egaeus, which is currently being developed by Alejandro Miguel Justino Crawford, and THE YELLOW BOOKS OF THE PLASTIC EATING PHILISTINES is an index of acquirable yellow book objects in the video game. Presented in tandem as a part of Ed Steck’s late winter Fanzine poetry feed.
“and I guess I can wear / Spanx but then I can’t breathe and I’ll have to leave the party early / because my organs are being smushed even though I look good”: Three poems from Samantha Zighelboim’s The Fat Sonnets.