Doug Paul Case


What To Do

“What to Do When Your Car Conks Out”


Ants

“It’s special peanut butter
that I grind at the store.”


On the Eve of My Twenty-fifth Birthday

“I don’t know, and I feel, lately,

like I’ll never know if I need to.”


Alicia Catt


WHEN I PUT BLUEBEARD’S KEYS IN MY POCKET THEY STAIN MY DRESS & I HOPE YOU DON’T NOTICE

“My papá was a wicked volcano, all of Cuba’s temper stashed inside his seething chest.”


Melissa Anatasi


This Feral Life



Ashton Kamburoff


Hometown with Train and Lineage

“That year
I thought bridges were only built
for people in love”


Jim Daniels and Charlee Brodsky


Meanwhile

“Nothing is ever finished.”


Corey Ginsberg


The Smile of Oblivion

“I don’t want to reheat the freezer-burnt peas and that cryogenic meat my mom made during her never-ending 2011 visit”


Le Turk



Rushing Pittman


The Boston Letter

“I like the idea of my house eating me.”


Not a Stapler

“You said you loved me
and placed it in the middle of the living room.


M.G. Martin


strange night

“you are so much paper & light”


Layli Long Soldier


Left

“I lay on a padded table clean white paper
my legs red wet the nurse did look at me and she looked like me”


Sheri Wright



Sam Cha


Itinerary, with Moths

“Didn’t I take one look at you, say to myself, well, there’-
s a boy what needs some help with ghosts?”


Clay Cantrell


Paris Landing State Park

“It looks beautiful—the most beautiful, luckiest arm
I’ve ever seen.”