Poetry

Five Poems

SIMON PERCHIK is an American poet who is known for his highly personal, non-narrative style of poetry. Perchik’s work has appeared in over 20 books, websites including Verse Daily, Jacket and numerous print magazines, including The New Yorker, Poetry, Partisan Review, The Nation, North American Review, Weave Magazine, JuxtaProse Literary Magazine, and CLUTCH. His poetry collection, Hands Collected was longlisted for the 2000 National Book Award for Poetry. Read more →

Grapefruit

MALCOLM GLASS is one of the founders of the new literary movement l’Écrit Cinématique, a group of writers whose work is visual and aural, with minimal narration and exposition. These writers prefer to rely on image and dialogue to engage and affect the reader. For sixty years, Glass has published work in all genres in many literary journals and magazines, including Poetry, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, and The Sewanee Review. In November, 2018, Finishing Line Press released his newest collection of poems, Mirrors, Myths, and Dreams. Read more →

Parental Concern

GENEVIEVE BETTS is the author of the poetry collection An Unwalled City (Prolific Press, 2015). Her work has appeared in The Tishman Review, New Mexico Review, Hotel Amerika, The Literary Review, and in other journals and anthologies. She teaches creative writing for Arcadia University’s low-residency MFA program and lives in Santa Fe.
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Two Poems

KELLY R. SAMUELS lives and works as an adjunct English instructor in the upper Midwest. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net, and has appeared or is forthcoming in various journals including The Summerset Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Rappahannock Review, Construction, Sweet Tree Review, Salt Hill Journal, and RHINO. Read more →

Two Poems

ED AHERN resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He’s had a hundred eighty poems and stories published so far, and three books. His collected fairy and folk tales, The Witch Made Me Do It, a novella The Witches’ Bane, and his collected fantasy stories, Capricious Visions. He works the other side of writing at Bewildering Stories, where he sits on the review board and manages a posse of five review editors. Read more →

Heroin Graveyard

JULIA EDINGER is an emerging writer who has published work in “Mind Murals”, “The Buzz Book”, “The Mill”, and “Bridge”. She will be receiving an English degree from The University of Toledo in May, 2018. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honors society. She is currently seeking a job in publishing. For more information, visit juliaedinger.wixsite.com/write. Read more →

Two Poems

Roger Howard is a retired surgeon from Michigan who has relocated to the Clearwater, FL area. He has taken writing classes at The Gotham Writer’s Workshop in New York City and has been writing poetry for over 12 years. His poems have been published in ODET, a Tampa Bay literary journal, The Esthetic Apostle, the pamplemousse literary journal and in the periodical The Senior Voice. He can frequently be heard reading at the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center in Safety Harbor, Florida and is a member of the Safety Harbor Writers and Poets group. The poem he continually comes back to for reflection and inspiration is “Ulysses” by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Read more →

My Mother was Fathered by Death

KARA GOUGHNOUR is a writer, photographer, and documentarian living in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She is the 2018 winner of the Gerald Stern Poetry Award and has work published of forthcoming in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pendulum Literary Magazine, The Insider, and the Girls/GIrls/Girls! Zine. She lives with her black cat, Lacey, and her watermelon plant, Magneto. Read more →

Sin City

NIA KB is a queer black poet and musician from Fort Worth, Texas. She completed her B.A. in writing and journalism at Texas Christian University and is currently an MFA Poetry candidate at Texas State University. You can read her work at Eleven40Seven, Z Publishing and elsewhere. Read more →