Daniel A. Brown

“Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.” – Job (5:7) I had never killed or cannibalized a woman but I did fear that I might be turning into a serial killer.This was 1992, a few years after Ted Bun...

Sparrow

The Brothers Silver: A Poet’s Novel by Marc Jampole Poets write novels invertedly; the language comes first, then the plot ‒ if there even is a plot. In his Acknowledgments, Marc Jampole mentions a number of poems t...

Kelly Cowan

playing Visit California CD 8 songs - “get into that unique California state of mind” on exercise bike building muscle after surgery Mamas and Papas - in rhythm Kool & the Gang - now I’m moving w/ cooke...

Neil Martinson

One warm spring afternoon in 1990 I was walking across the Williamsburg Bridge on my way to Manhattan, as I’d done countless times during my years in Brooklyn. A recent, tumultuous breakup was still fresh in my mind, but I...

James Reich

I remember his gallows thighs. His cock swung like a rope. The camp was weighted with snow and silence, settled with barbed wire, starvation in its planks and silted soup. Among the black beds, in cover of crowding, we fucke...

John Pietaro

Edward D. Wood, Jr., Selected Poems, Unexpurgated Edition Black Scat Books, 2020 Yes, it really is that Ed Wood. Recalled in cult movie circles as the bizarro planet’s Orson Welles, Wood was writer-director-producer ...

Francine Witte

In the shark world, even, there are rules, laws about sleepswimming and razor teeth and what the sharkbelly wants. Like my father and his own rules, laws for his kingdom, our tiny apartment with the neighbors’ fo...

James Reich

Here came a cowboy with sun-saddled skin. He had killed but once, but had killed simply, in Santa Fe where the turquoise tells. The cowboy was young with a jackrabbit’s poise, a buck-toothed boy, spring-heeled and dun. It ...

Yuko Otomo

dedicated to Franck André Jamme (21 nov 1947 – 1 oct 2020) 16. Marvelously anonymous. Like an antidote. Or a balm. 26. … The lighter, the purer… 37. Abstraction. To abbreviate. To see it all, finally ...

Charles March III

These addiction/mental health medical note erasures are a cathartic attempt to creatively find the joy and humor in the absurdity of all of life’s ridiculousness. On the Cover of Seventeen Puff, Puff, Pass ...