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Fruita Pulp: Issue #11 (September/October)

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September 11, 2015
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      Fruita Pulp: Issue #11 (September/October)     Poems:   Janelle Rainer Eric Tyler Benick Kayla Rae Candrilli Dara Cerv Jenna Cardinale Jeff Whitney Cassandra de Alba Alison Thumel Jessie Janeshek     Reviews:   Paper Doll Fetus by Cynthia Marie Hoffman At Night by Lisa Ciccarello      


Poems & Collages by Dara Cerv

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September 11, 2015
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  Poems & Collages by Dara Cerv           TODAY INSIDE OF ME I encountered a person a part of me who wants to dissect to the point of disappearance it fingered the organs of the chest I pictured hovering in front of me OK we said the therapist and I my […]


Distressed / A Pulling by Jenna Cardinale

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September 11, 2015
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      Distressed / A Pulling     I am trying        maybe desperately to work hard   as a lemon.        To accomplish that        much.   To inoculate myself against these architectural decisions.      The support    beams haven’t    rotted.         They’re crafted                       to look like this.   But I really just want    to have another terrible […]


Two Poems by Jeff Whitney

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September 11, 2015
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    Two Poems by Jeff Whitney     Better Days i All week a woman down the street has been licking a shotgun. On the toilet, at the foot of her bed, on the roof under the moon’s open eye. Of course, nobody knows this. In the mornings they pass by in cars like […]


Two Poems by Cassandra de Alba

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September 11, 2015
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    Two Poems by Cassandra de Alba     slippage   in mexico there is a high school named after my grandfather & what have i done with my life. flowers on the counter shriveling in summer heat. i dream about a back seat and a boy, pulling a dead glittered fish out of […]


Kayla Rae Candrilli

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September 11, 2015
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When adulterers walk with the sun at their backs, they try to align the shadows of their hands, so one might slip into the other— a black hole, a rat snake’s burrow. When they do merge, the adulterers feel it in their genitals and grit their teeth. This is what the beginning and the end […]


What I did with my month off by Alison Thumel

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September 11, 2015
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    What I did with my month off   I didn’t go to the exhibit at the modern art museum With the German sculptor everyone couldn’t stop Talking about she split stones like shelled peas I stirred into my soups at night when I couldn’t sleep Again I dreamed my mother told me she […]


Two Poems by Jessie Janeshek

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September 11, 2015
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    I Don’t Want for Reflection, Billy the Kid, a Duet for Five Fingers   Light’s high through these bones out of my sky and into you skull as you said you could teach me               each thump a descent antler sequester               City of Rocks. I can’t tell if the barking’s woman or wolf and […]


Two Poems by Eric Tyler Benick

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September 11, 2015
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    Two Poems by Eric Tyler Benick     Fox Hunt   Concave and convex happen simultaneously   or so I was told by a soup bowl   May of 1956 Newark, New Jersey   lapping both sides to get full   I caught my own reflection in a hubcap and let my snout […]


Three Poems by Janelle Rainer

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September 11, 2015
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  Three Poems by Janelle Rainer     Fly   He spent the last ten years in one prison or another,   working out three times a day, doing 800 burpees   in his cell. I didn’t ask why he went to prison.   He just said life was more fun back then. Now, he’s […]


Review: At Night by Lisa Ciccarello

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September 11, 2015
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  At Night, by Lisa Ciccarello. Boston MA: Black Ocean. 72 pages. $14.95, paper.   I imagine Lisa Ciccarello a sort of Nick Cave from Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire, walking up to the microphone: I’m not going to tell them about the dead. I’m not going to tell them about the dead. “I want […]


Review: Paper Doll Fetus by Cynthia Marie Hoffman

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September 11, 2015
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Paper Doll Fetus, by Cynthia Marie Hoffman. New York NY: Persea Books. 64 pages. $15.95, paper.   Cynthia Marie Hoffman’s Paper Doll Fetus is a devastating and rich collection. Several pages in, it occurs to me that this is the third book of poetry focused on pregnancy/the body of the mother I have read this […]


Fruita Pulp: Issue #10 (July/August)

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July 6, 2015
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    Fruita Pulp: Issue #10 (July/August)     Poems: Joanna C. Valente Samantha Duncan Philip Schaefer Cait Cole Candace Holmes Richard Kerwin Lucy Tiven M. Brett Gaffney Tyler Gobble Carleen Tibbetts     Profile: Kyle Schlesinger of Cuneiform Press by Andrew Miller     Reviews: Slant of Arils by Donia Mounsef The Bone and […]


Beyonce Says by Joanna C. Valente

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July 6, 2015
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  Beyonce Says by Joanna C. Valente     Beyonce says there are more beautiful Things than your body Beyonce says put a ring on it So you’ll be less lonely Beyonce says it’s better to be A fat woman than a skinny woman; You will destroy Everyone who is empty _ Beyonce says we […]


A Haunted House Disclaimer by M. Brett Gaffney

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July 6, 2015
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    A Haunted House Disclaimer by M. Brett Gaffney     This is what you’ve paid for, my gravel-voice behind this mask, my makeup like brimstone— What’s wrong sweetheart? You don’t think I’m pretty?   You want me like this bloody and bad-girl, hand heavy with baseball bat, wrapped with rusty barbed-wire, dangerous at […]


Two Poems by Philip Schaefer

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July 6, 2015
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  Two Poems by Philip Schaefer     Lost Horizons     You are not the wolf’s red eyes slowly swelling into asteroids. Not the foam leaking out like twin lakes from either side of its face. You aren’t the mountain, white-capped fur, growing quietly from its nape. There are windows the dead crawl through […]


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