Two poems by Scherezade Siobhan

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May 5, 2015
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    come palabra   say roma and birthright the rhotic r. let it mother   your chest’s cradle in a jaguar gnarr.   blindfold the bullet. bring a gypsy to viva voce the genocide.   come, lingua obscura, busking in the basilicas   lulling the skull altar behind a colony of candlewax.   your […]


Two poems by Vincent Poturica

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May 5, 2015
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    The Blue Collar Of My Shirt   The road under the headlights became a film about time, and I couldn’t find your hand.   The Happy Birthday song became a chant about death, and you shuddered in our bed.   I talk to my fears because I can’t see them, and you talk […]


heavy petting by isabelle davis

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May 5, 2015
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    heavy petting   on the greyhound i read a book by a rapist who i knew was a rapist and i could feel he was a rapist in his poems and i finished the whole thing in an hour and i texted you because you had given me the book so that i […]


Two poems by Andrew Sargus Klein

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May 5, 2015
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    John Nycum at the ledge     Hammer on, hammer off—the valley breaks with sun again—the pinch of an octave split a mile wide around the sweet sting of nickel and brass:   rain husks itself into the shadow of koras and coastlines   the wooden houses painted endlessly off white —from the […]


between. by Mark Meneses

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May 5, 2015
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    between.   the biggest misconception people have about the world is that gravity pulls in one direction down   but gravity pulls things together and you are a black hole amongst others       Mark Meneses, 22, is a writer from Miami living in Brooklyn. He is currently in the dark place […]


Marginalia: Amor Fati by Jack Mueller

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May 5, 2015
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  Marginalia: Jack Mueller’s Amor Fati By Danny Rosen     Jack Mueller’s Amor Fati is a serious poem. There is hard pain among many piercing realizations of the mundane occurrences that make up the existence of a sensitive creature living an intensely examined life. Inexorably, through difficult moments of fear and sadness, the poet […]


Review: Stationed Near the Gateway by Margaret Bashaar

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May 5, 2015
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  Review: Stationed Near the Gateway by Margaret Bashaar By Sonya Vatomsky     Stationed Near the Gateway, by Margaret Bashaar. Knoxville, TN: Sundress Publications. 82 pages. $12.00 pre-order, paper.   “I will teach pronunciation while you sleep” promises the Bird of Paradise and whether we’re kidnapped or go willingly our road ends at the […]


Internet Writing in Tunisia: Ali Znaidi and Michael Hessel-Mial in Conversation

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May 5, 2015
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    Internet Writing in Tunisia: Ali Znaidi and Michael Hessel-Mial in Conversation     Introduction: Part of what I love about curating Internet Poetry is the ways that people outside of the “alt lit network” find it, becoming key contributors. Ali Znaidi, Tunisian in origin and published internationally, first caught my attention this way. […]


Chapbook: Tandem by Dalton Day

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April 7, 2015
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        Click here to read Tandem by Dalton Day     Dalton Day is a Pushcart nominated poet & editor of FreezeRay Poetry. His work has been featured in PANK, Hobart, The Millions, & Jellyfish among others. He is the author of Supernova Factory as well as the forthcoming Fake Knife. He can be found at myshoesuntied.tumblr.com & on Twitter @lilghosthands. He’s […]


Vignettes with Dalton Day by Keegan Lester

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April 7, 2015
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  Vignettes with Dalton Day by Keegan Lester   I live in Granite Falls, NC. I was born here, I grew up here, I moved back here after college. Being here as a person can be depressing. It’s a small town, & the town has a way of wanting to keep you here. It’s comfortable, […]


Fruita Pulp: Issue #8 March/April

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March 1, 2015
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Fruita Pulp: Issue #8 March/April Four Poems by Alexis Pope & Joshua Young Five Poems by Peter Sherburn-Zimmer Two Poems by Rob MacDonald A Poem by M.K. Brake Two Poems by Aleph Altman-Mills Two Poems by Christopher Morgan a poem by beyza ozer Two Poems by Juan J. Morales A poem by Jaime Zuckerman Two […]


Four Poems by Alexis Pope & Joshua Young

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March 1, 2015
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  from I Am Heavy w/ Feeling   A better orchid, placeholder something shine heavy & I’m full of rainwater, acid, puddles of this I will maybe say out loud: never have I ever been able to speak easily no focus I’m entering excitement but probably just toasting a berry/flax waffle nothing of note last […]


Five Poems by Peter N. Sherburn-Zimmer

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March 1, 2015
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Photo courtesy of Daniel Heffez   Emily, Your Voice We came to the edge of the river – Something we never thought. I came, it still was hidden, There by the failed bramble – Something I never heard. Too much the forgotten sun Inspiring hallucinations, Chartreuse and weakened. With something lost in my turn, As […]


Two Poems by Rob MacDonald

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March 1, 2015
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    We Knew Nothing   We knew something was wrong with him. The tetras, fresh from the pet store, flop and wheeze in his little green net. Eager to flush them, he asks permission, his eyes: the vacuum of space in which twin galaxies unrelentingly churn.         First Memory   The […]


A Poem by M.K. Brake

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March 1, 2015
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          M.K. Brake is a spell-maker and poetic anarchist. She glorifies the sovereignty of white space and the architecture of the word on the page, and will never forsake projective verse, although she knows it’s a bitch to enter into WordPress. The more she learns and grows, the less readable her […]


Two Poems by Aleph Altman-Mills

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March 1, 2015
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  On My Attempts To Be Tough Sometimes I think I want to be highway-toothed and make people angry but in the end, the free hugs sign wasn’t an offer but a plea.      How I Became A Poet You doused me in silence. Pulled out my teeth and put them in my shoes, […]


Two Poems by Christopher Morgan

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March 1, 2015
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    My Little Ecosystem           I planted a rose bush beside a reflecting pool.           But like all plants, it loved itself too much, and grew into its watery double.           Then everything blurred—the land and sky interwove with the pond. Fish and frogs swam in the air beside me, darting through stems and thorns. I’d examine […]


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