Category - Poetry

Literature Poetry Trenton Pollard

The Vertigo of Eros

                                    after Roberto Matta Trenton Pollard   I left the bed of another, did not make it back to yours. Jettisoned in flight from the tip of the dragonfly’s wing I drowned in flame-ripples. Searched for you in black boxes & floating...

Literature Nolan Natasha Pike Poetry

Girlhood

Nolan Natasha Pike   The motorcycle jacket my mom brought home from Denmark, small enough for my niece now. Around the house mostly, never to school. Cindy and me punching each other on the hide—against our fists, the sound thick—             and smoking too, in the backs of...

Betsy Warland Literature Poetry

Without, With, Without: a Pastiche

Betsy Warland   on the nipple of the city we watch clouds life off mountains slow motion bedsheet lovers barely breathing as the lips of night close the Henry Moore gleams cold and bronze pelvic bone maze we enter, lose one another in magenta murmuring we throb, sense each other rapping knuckles...

Fawn Parker Literature Poetry

Dania

Fawn Parker   I should’ve stayed there in the halo of your gleaming macbook pro, your chastity plate, your voodoo object. But I got distracted, wondering how many times this has been done better to you before. Hard to believe just yesterday I was in the bathroom, my face smothered in rose...

Julietta Singh Literature Poetry

Tenacities of Failure

(for Jack Halberstam) Julietta Singh   We are the dispossessed, the voices         of histories lost We are the queers, the dis-         abled, the darkies, niggers, Jews the indigenous of everywhere We are the...

Literature Mitchell King Poetry

Star Fag

Mitchell King   I draw myself with smearing wrists unlifting and end up with three charcoal mouths talking into each other, leaving my body to her own devices; counting the brown hair on his forearm, counting the gray fuzz on his puppy-tongue, wishing to dissolve my identity in glitter and...

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