Doug Paul Case
What To Do
"What to Do When Your Car Conks Out"
"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."
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."
This Feral Life
Hometown with Train and Lineage
"That year I thought bridges were only built for people in love"
Jim Daniels and Charlee Brodsky
"Nothing is ever finished."
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"
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.
"you are so much paper & light"
Layli Long Soldier
"I lay on a padded table clean white paper my legs red wet the nurse did look at me and she looked like me"
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?"
Paris Landing State Park
"It looks beautiful—the most beautiful, luckiest arm I’ve ever seen."