Cassandra de Alba


i love a teenager



care too much about dead boys



emergency emergency


Cynthia Arrieu-King


POEM IN WHICH ONLY ONE FACE APPEARS

“What do I hate more: when the voice
over-articulates as if one is an idiot, or this feeling
I will never be able to show my face again.”


Nance Van Winckel



Shanti Weiland


Fantasy Cheryl

“I love what I want
from her. She’d love me
to leave it.”


Jill Khoury


The Fortune Teller Channels My Dead Mother

“My rage can obliterate home,
body, the long tether that holds me to earth.”


Andrew Hammerand



Marisa Crawford


Ryan Gosling Wearing a T-shirt of Macaulay Culkin Wearing a T-shirt of Ryan Gosling Wearing a T-shirt of Macaulay Culkin

“Emily Dickinson might call it a “swoon.””


Ryan Gosling Wearing a T-shirt of Macaulay Culkin Wearing a T-shirt of Ryan Gosling Wearing a T-shirt of Macaulay Culkin

“Ew I’m a “woman.””


Leah Browning


Gravel

“On closer inspection, though, it became obvious that he had just made the drawing again on top of the fresh paint. The same apple, the same words.”


Mark Columbus



Battle of the Jazz Guitarist



Lawrence Eby


Chaldene

“I called
you on the phone to tell you who died.”


Harpalyke

“When the packs

rolled in, the booming of a gun
set them right, set them down in the dust…”


Vincent Poturica


There’s a riverbed where the Devil likes to nap

“That his ecstasy refuses to defeat his boredom.”


Edgar Cardenas