Poem by Jake St. John


  Slow Drag I sit in eternity on this river an early spring sun struggles through clouds ferry boats sail towards open sea with my thoughts of yesterday in tow and these morning musings travel not too far to the north where the hills rise over my childhood as my grandfather worked the fields until…

Poem by Jake St. John


  The Distance            For Joe Gouveia When you’re born they turn you loose into the ring no experience just a punchers chance and a good chin swinging and jabbing and always taking two punches just to land one but it’s a good one for sure and if you can stand the onslaught sooner or later…

Poem by Donal Mahoney


  Fallout from the War on Women I was warm and toasty, curled up, napping in amniotic fluid, without a worry when suddenly this metal thing came into my room poked around and pulled me out. The doctor stabbed me, smashed my head, cut off my arms and legs, threw my pieces in a bucket…

Poem by Wayne Russell


  the mad ones oh give me the mad any day over the sane give me the drunks the wanderers the reckless recluses the homeless vagabonds the thieves of the night the wreckers of cardboard boxes in the virgin dawn the catchers of beer buzzes at 9 a.m. to combat last nights hangover. give me…

Poem by Jess Rizkallah


  Abrupt Banjo Stubs Its Toe On A Stack of Love Letters all the letters in your name like wires dangling from a library book. zapzap like lint when my tongue hits the phonix electric fence so it’s not mine to say the way i’ve come to say it so i don’t say it anymore…