‘He twists biblical spliffs. / Curtains warble in the television light.’ Two poems by Collin Callahan.
‘Instantaneous / Pleasure takes too // Long’
Poetry from Christopher Soto’s collection Diaries of a Terrorist.
‘joseph uncle is ghost-quiet / the kind of man you can’t scream at’
Two poems by the author of Dear Senthuran.
Blue Room, Fake Blue Veins
‘[left home rented a room / spinning with mould] it almost turned me / straight.’ A new poem by Peter Scalpello.
Beautiful Short Loser
‘For as long as I can remember my body was a small town nightmare.’
A new poem by Ocean Vuong.
‘Or am I geography? A look? A groove or notch in the Wood?’ Two poems by Jeffrey Yang.
Lecture on Loneliness
‘Only history makes her lonely, only after makes her first.’
A poem by Claire Schwartz.
‘I do not see / the slow wheels in my blood turning, but / I ride them’
Two poems by Emily Berry.
‘I stacked three pillows, made sure / my head was heavy with bills, wine’.
A poem by Rachel Long.
what if mary auntie called me on my birthday
‘i buy my own selling / spiels, i mean them all, i am so bored’
The Starlings of Dunmore Died on the Eleventh of July
‘Black was thrown / in all directions.’