Poetry Winner Barbara Black

May 11, 2017 by

microconundrums   unheard music you swallowed a songbird its beak stuck on the same wrong note this is no time for minor...

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Poetry Finalist Sharon Black

May 10, 2017 by

  Painting   We don’t talk about the subject, its tilted head, the fat comma of its body swelling out of the frame. In the...

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Poetry Finalist Angela Stubbs

May 9, 2017 by

  I’m an Expert at Confessions   I’d love to steal one of your brother’s vintage cars and go for a spin. If I said come...

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Poetry Finalist Iris Dunkle

May 8, 2017 by

    Charmian London Meets Harry Houdini   That the heart is not shaped like a trick box though velvet-tongued, though...

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2017 Poetry Contest Shortlist

May 4, 2017 by

  Congratulations to our shortlisted poets! Starting Monday we will publish a finalist a day (in no particular order as we are...

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2017 Poetry Contest Longlist

Apr 24, 2017 by

Congratulations to these talented poets: Erin Armstrong      Sara Backer Rana Bitar               Barbara Black Sharon Black        ...

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Angela Stubbs’ Poetry

Apr 10, 2017 by

  Feedback of Desire   I want to crack an egg on your ass, fix your chipped nail polish, read those poems you never...

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The Light Dark Side of Stories

Mar 19, 2017 by

A COFFEE HOUSE CHAT with Barbara Radecki Alex Risen and I are sitting down with a pensive Barbara Radecki, as she talks about acting,...

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Tyrell Collins’ Poetry

Mar 8, 2017 by

  Divine   I stand by the seafront, The sky is— An elastic band of colors. I listen from the Quercus Virginiana[1] The...

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Happy Valentines Day

Feb 14, 2017 by

Wishing all of our readers and writers a wonderful day, full of love in any of its myriad...

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Talk to Me #9: Drew Hayden Tay...

Nov 28, 2016 by

  When you learned to love. I learned to love in a community. Because we were so small and close, I was literally surrounded by...

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Talk to me #8: David Leach

Sep 9, 2016 by

Where you learned to love. Do we really “learn” to love? It makes love sound like something you teach yourself by watching YouTube,...

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Magdalena Wolak for Poetry

Jun 30, 2016 by

kintsugi                         I read about disorders and stars    ...

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Melanie Malinowski for Nonfict...

Jun 27, 2016 by

 Arena Rock   By now, I’m crying. We are somewhere near the North Carolina border in psychedelic snow blurs, traversing an icy...

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Stephanie Arditte for Fiction

Jun 21, 2016 by

Notes From a Very Sad Girl   When you picked me, vodka and lemon lipped, from the crowd of wine-stained teeth, my wildflower...

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Mary Hennessy’s Poetry

May 4, 2016 by

How to Get There from Here   Your Ava Gardner mama alive, juggling penny-wrappers and jars of peanut butter—Auntie Mame in a...

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