Fall 2021

Zach Semel Mae Verano Marina Evans Aerik Francis Lily Lady Cook Steve Roberts Emma Hair Avery Gregurich Alicia Turner Stephanie Lane Sutton Jenny Ryder Julia Watson CD Eskilson K.S.

hi mom it’s a great day today

by K.S. VOICEMAIL POEMS · "hi mom it's a great day today" by K.S. i see it from my bed/ long-snake-moan of a whore in exile/ cold light of small hours behind/ a wall of letters beating as moths/ and men/ do/ before sunlight smashes its curled toes into/ alarm clocks/ not many know thisContinue reading “hi mom it’s a great day today”

When People Tell You GAD Can’t Be That Bad

by CD Eskilson VOICEMAIL POEMS · "When People Tell You GAD Cant Be That Bad" by CD Eskilson imagine sweet alyssum blanketing the ground[1] the heaven-scented blooms like clouds to the cicadas[2] you move from forest’s edge to cross the meadow, creep[3] with footsteps slight & nearly still while wind glides through[4] the field toContinue reading “When People Tell You GAD Can’t Be That Bad”

What Happens to Fish in the Tank After Closing Time?

by Julia Watson VOICEMAIL POEMS · "What Happens To Fish In The Tank After Closing Time?" by Julia Watson Julia Watson earned her MFA from North Carolina State University. She’s the Writer Liaison from Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things and a Poetry Editor at Chaotic Merge. In 2021, she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and wasContinue reading What Happens to Fish in the Tank After Closing Time?

concrete (after bill moran’s godsalt)

by Alicia Turner VOICEMAIL POEMS · "concrete (after Bill Moran's Godsalt)" by Alicia Turner 3. concrete: “characterized by or belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events.” hi, i’m concrete.  sorry.    i’m a-concrete.   i’m ali-concrete.  okay, i’m alicia, i’m mattress top.      i’m matter, this matters-matters, i’m watching a film of a film,   and i’m theContinue reading “concrete (after bill moran’s godsalt)”

Bird Heuristic

by Avery Gregurich VOICEMAIL POEMS · "Bird Heuristic" by Avery Gregurich for David Lynch Daddy and Mommy were dancing in the kitchen, theirwedding picture caught in their clapshold, tearing a littlein between them while they swung. I watched, and afterall night long oscillating, they gave up again. Where Icome from, the birds sing a prettyContinue reading “Bird Heuristic”