Monthly Archives: July 2015

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 […]


mycelium and the big bad electrovestigial experience by richard kerwin

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July 6, 2015
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    richard kerwin     mycelium and the big bad electrovestigial experience   do you understand my language   i cannot dive as deeply as you sink   i looked at the pool but didn’t see the rain   pigeons and carl sagans agree fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck the police   i eat […]


Two Poems by Tyler Gobble

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July 6, 2015
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  Two Poems by Tyler Gobble     Of Grief   One of the heaviest sufferers is Shakespeare. Unnatural, miming a small piece of death, people So overwhelmed. Pleasure, it sure was swell   And without aching, we find the key unlocking. The last supper dreaded. It is clean, simple, an end Which has harmony […]


utterance : a process by which we make crude tools by Carleen Tibbetts

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July 6, 2015
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  Carleen Tibbetts     utterance : a process by which we make crude tools   helical is not that which incandesces but that which spirals   confusing desire with grammar such betrayal   just like words & water people find the level at which they wish to be & is that a not, too, […]


Feast on Top of A Smudged Glass Ceiling by Samantha Duncan

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July 6, 2015
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    Feast on Top of A Smudged Glass Ceiling by Samantha Duncan   A version of victory: yams and glazes come in shades of every woman created. Feast of fatty eyes, posed mouths, syrup of age, a hooker and a milkmaid sharing secrets on the dessert cart. A friendly reminder of how not to […]


i want to break you by candace holmes

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July 6, 2015
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  candace holmes     i want to break you     “i want to break you open” like a sand dollar and clutch your five chalky dove teeth in the padded pocket of my left cheek       candace holmes currently writes and resides in chicago. she probably ate too much indian food […]


Two Poems by Lucy Tiven

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July 6, 2015
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  Two Poems by Lucy Tiven     Centripetal Force   Light scattered over the pool all morning. I’m not gone   but I’m going in now. See. You have to plummet toward the drain like a fruit pit   to see what your god wants from you. Mark Rothko painted one self-portrait   titled […]


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