Quenton Baker in conversation with Richard Chiem about his book, This Glittering Republic, which unflinchingly dives deep into many questions surrounding the state of blackness in America.
“I will jump on god when he stops to take a shit.” New poems by Christopher Parks, from late summer poetry editor Sean Kilpatrick.
Sarah Jean Alexander
“What’s the word for not remembering 2006-2012” New work from Sarah Jean Alexander.
“I never said that Celine Dion / was the dolphin whore of Babylon / so shut the hell up, you haters.” A new long poem by Sharon Mesmer, from late summer poetry editor Sean Kilpatrick.
“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.