Three Poems by Christina Strong

 from **Pink Adrenaline Star**   1   Fifth plateau everything was gold    rhizome hu vibrational still you’ve had bad 2004 slim pickens aging young rebel trio and was fixing the place city of because most Flash the horizon events that occurred    cornbread croutons Anonymous waltz SynthCoke low membrane    the subtle vibrations    lunapark mix and the by your pen           et tu his mother is beats and … Continue reading Three Poems by Christina Strong

A Poem by Christine Shan Shan Hou

Today   We made collages Orchid hats with little plum mouths Waxy arms bending towards hips Dancers in wide white pants Gallantly walking towards the park My memories of summer unwinding Meticulous spinning Cayuga Way, Keats Road… Driving from one dead person to another The circle rotating, creating an endless blue vacuum Is it a secret hiding place? What is there under your wallpaper? A … Continue reading A Poem by Christine Shan Shan Hou

Six Poems by Debrah Morkun

from HERA CALF SET CLAY FOG     you   are    afraid  of   the   tunnel the   Golden  Nugget  is   a    ferry to  Puget  Sound,    Henry  is a steamboat   captain   who  drives the   Cape  May   Ferry  to   Delaware unless  it  switches   a   different course  &   then   in    Maine the   solar   body   unexpected  in  the waves,   he’s   Jesus  &  King  John cooked  him  a   mud  pie     … Continue reading Six Poems by Debrah Morkun

Three Poems by Kate Eichhorn

from Fieldnotes,  a forensic   Ethnographic frailties or the failing of fieldnotes. Trying ruminations troubling my informants: (some) other ill-powerful society. I felt a responsibility to revise “my village” and to “get it right.” They were really my best draw unveiling their secrets. The conflicted piecing of voices. Contexts. Aristocratic clans. The women “animals” admitted to quotation marks. Academic mentors stress objectivity Authoritarian regimes control … Continue reading Three Poems by Kate Eichhorn

Three Poems by Jerome Sala

THE STREET “The populist slogan ‘Save Main Street not Wall Street’ is…totally misleading…it overlooks the fact that what keeps Main Street going under Capitalism is Wall Street.” – Slavoj Zizek when people refer to The Street they only mean one street the one with the wall at the end it’s the only street left in the universe that’s real the others almost as famous one … Continue reading Three Poems by Jerome Sala

Two Poems by Melissa DeGezelle

The Moms after Kristen Hatch   The moms think they are prettier than other moms underdogging swings. The moms are dough- rise perky and kind of definitely smell like dominant. The moms care about unique and revolutionary folding systems, but maybe they don’t really. It only took four hours to knit this sweater, the moms say. The moms say your kid punched playground. You might … Continue reading Two Poems by Melissa DeGezelle

A Poem by Sarah E. Chinn

On the Island of Adopted Children I. Things no one talks about: Family resemblance The seashore at dusk The cost of gasoline   II. A fetus Floating slick in expectation How can it know that island folk Stand three deep on the beaches Rolling “mother,” “father,” “child” around on their tongues.   III. How to get there: Load your cargo Climb into your canoe Paddle … Continue reading A Poem by Sarah E. Chinn

Five Poems by Andy Frazee

from Index Nature is a haunted house—but Art—is a house that tries to be haunted                     – Emily Dickinson A   Alba, re: aubade [NOTE] [All this, I think, in the published version]: Buster Keaton: I don’t want to be autobiographical. B. K.’s Shadow: No [TRANSCRIPTION] Along the right side of one page [PERSONAL NOTE: the edge nearest the world], a stain that erased some … Continue reading Five Poems by Andy Frazee