by strega clare manning VOICEMAIL POEMS · "in theory" by strega clare manning i didn’t cry about the breakupinstead, i mashed finality between my teeth,tender skins of soft peas,digested the remains reverently.but every night i fell asleep, a skinnedanimal, cold and aloneawakening in the same dirty pajamas, wounded.but the sun still bled through those blindsContinue reading “in theory”
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by Megan Savage VOICEMAIL POEMS · "Ghosts" by Megan Savage Nanako, the art of punching soft metalto create decorative domes, roughly translates to “fish roe.” Something in the meaning is left out, an absencelike the difference between challah and brioche, or my cousin Jenny’s egg bread,which we made to raise good thoughts for her liverContinue reading “Ghosts”
Ghazal For My Mother
by Almah LaVon VOICEMAIL POEMS · "Ghazal For My Mother" by Almah LaVon Almah LaVon is a Pittsburgh-based writer and mixed media mail artist. She is at work on her first book and you can read more of her work at AlmahLaVonRice.com. This poem previously appeared in The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South.
Drunk in the Public Bathroom Stall with my First Love
by Jules Hostetter VOICEMAIL POEMS · "Drunk In The Public Bathroom Stall With My First Love" by Jules Hostetter sitting on the toilet while she pets the right sideof my head like I am an animal, hers to keep,smooths back my hair, giggles quietly, “soft hair…”I am not allowed to close my eyes or eatContinue reading “Drunk in the Public Bathroom Stall with my First Love”
after finding queerness in an abandoned sandbox as a teen, after a breakup, after asking you anything
by tommy blake VOICEMAIL POEMS · "after finding queerness in an abandoned sandbox as a teen" by tommy blake we lurked like wolves, our bodies velveting with night—our skin soft with peach fuzz all over whirling with goosebumps, our tangerinesoaked clothes fused. we were hungry, rubbing our ribs until we whimpered & plunged our hands,Continue reading “after finding queerness in an abandoned sandbox as a teen, after a breakup, after asking you anything”
by Miriam Akervall VOICEMAIL POEMS · "Twobody" by Miriam Akervall Miriam is a Swedish American MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Idaho. Their work has appeared in Stone Journal, Ariadne Magazine, Voicemail Poems and elsewhere. They live in Moscow, Idaho. This poem previously appeared in Stone Poetry Quarterly.
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College Dollhouse, 1996
by Haro Lee VOICEMAIL POEMS · "College Dollhouse, 1996" by Haro Lee this house swells. abundant with thesweetness of kids. on damp days we miss our mothers & lack fruit.i love you with indica, with gluttony, suspending uson the sunday couch. still, that tropicof rot: we bitter our lips & sicken of each other.sedated byContinue reading “College Dollhouse, 1996”
by Darci Schummer VOICEMAIL POEMS · "Little Moon" by Darci Schummer You were not my sunYou were my little moonYou were my tiny bearYou dug throughthe garbage of my heartate what could be eatenleft me to sortthrough the rest Little moonyou once warned meagainst a manwho said I was reliableas though it were bad LittleContinue reading “Little Moon”
The Lost Pleiad
by Robert Randolph, Jr. VOICEMAIL POEMS · "The Lost Pleiad" by Robert Randolph, Jr. Running wild in the streets,darting behind concrete pylons,smoking and kissing between drags,we embarrassed familiar spiritswith our fortune. Their tongueslapped at our folly, but we didn’t care.We, two lusty deities, carried onlike that the whole summer,drawing ourselves from dark rooms,charming ourselves untilweContinue reading “The Lost Pleiad”