Max Blagg

I want this poem to become as curvy as the hottentot Venus's posterior I hope it's worthy of your serious survey you can see I'm rather nervé, nervous in the service but tonight I discard my corona fears so open your e...

Rebecca Weiner Tompkins

I wear the heaviness of my mother’s rings: the deep shaded carnelian--burgundy slab--and the veined malachite--oblong green. I don’t usually favor silver, plus they’re huge even on my own large long hands. My si...

Anton Yakovlev

That was my first mistake. Whoever expected us to become the best movie of the decade needs to go home and become a better person. The rain stayed right where it fell. Even shadows failed better than we. Perhaps I coul...

Sharon Mesmer

I read there’s a talking alligator puppet that doubles as a therapist.
He is realistically rendered, with velour ruching and soft plastic teeth. Sliding pole action enables his mouth to open up and down, and his head...

Osip Mandelstam

In an interview from 1976, Nadezhda Mandelstam, the widow of the great Russian poet Osip Mandelstam, was asked if she had any favorite poems. She mentioned two, both written in the winter of 1937: “Verses about an unknown ...

Linda Kleinbub

I picked Steve up at his apartment his was door’s ajar, when I arrived I don’t remember if I rang or knocked but he yelled, Come in. Steve was sitting on his sofa, wearing shades. He began telling me his stories h...

Phillip Giambri

Thanksgiving, 3:00 PM Sixth floor walk-up in an old tenement building next to the Ukie funeral parlor on 7th Street. Black and white TV on, rabbit ears up, sound off. Thanksgiving Day Parade is over. Santa’s bee...

The Editors

On April 9, 2020, we had another terrific show via Zoom, featuring readings by: - Puma Perl (NYC) - Larissa Shmailo (NYC) - Marc Olmsted (Portland, OR) and - Joshua Mohr (San Francisco) Vinnie Zangrillo (Strong Isla...

The Editors

A virtual reading presented by Sensitive Skin Magazine, on April 2nd, 2020, featuring: - John J. Trause (New Jersey) - Marguerite Van Cook (New York) - Rich Ferguson (LA) - Bonny Finberg (New York) - Erika Schickel (LA)...

The Editors

Sorry, no April Poetry Month this year - but we've still got plenty of poetry coming your way (and prose too!). We'll be running virtual online readings for the duration of the shelter-in-place order (so...September 2021?). ...

Bernard Meisler

Writer, poet and musician Keshav Das in conversation with Bernard Meisler. Keshav Das Keshav Das, was, once upon a time, an editor at Sensitive Skin magazine, when he went by the nom de plume Christian X. Hunter. He ...