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."