Sleep By Todd Davis On the ridge above Skelp Road bears binge on blackberries and apples, even grapes, knocking down the Petersens’ arbor to satisfy the sweet hunger that consumes them. Just like us they know the day must come when the heart slows, when to take one more step would mean the end of […]


CHET BAKER by Emily O’Neill The way someone loves me in the dictionary is as good as any other. I keep looking for the proper sun to lace my tongue with. To burn on me for days. There’s an arrogance when the solo hits: it’s the paginated clamor of car crashes I keep beside me […]


Chasms by Walking Mountain Range xxxb l u e xxx hutluvhut / blurxxx i’m an american lover making sweet sweet love to her luscious body slowly entering miss america from the corn fields to the purple mountains to the vineyards me and america making it eternally viva cali.


Untitled By Mary Jo Bang The story is written, the slip of a girl is loosed And her life folds over. Against the cold, the waiting For the what will happen. The next. Wonderful Awful. The blonde in a chemical bath. The story keeps on being written As a woman who waits for never to […]


License By Alice Notley None of it’s there that you cared for, so familiar furniture and paintings. The medals aren’t there either I’m still there but it isn’t; I’m here; sword, I have sword?—?imagine?—?and disguising protect- ive the ancient helmet. Her head was cut off nonetheless. The man brought the head along to the doctor: […]

The Wreck

The Wreck By Don Paterson But what lovers we were, what lovers, even when it was all over— the bull-black, deadweight wines that we swung towards each other rang and rang like bells of blood, our own great hearts. We slung the drunk boat out of port and watched our sober unreal life unmoor, a […]