All posts filed under: Poetry

Fanny Mac

Sealegs  By Fanny Mac With artwork by Fanny Mac he doesn’t say much, and his general demeanour is that he is disinterested. but one thing’s for sure. our skipper, Andreas has the most beautiful sealegs that I’ve ever seen. from the knee down, a sculpture […]

Yoshi / Fanny Mac

Somersault By Yoshi Roy With artwork by Fanny Mac chapter 1 the hole: inside of a dead bird’s mouth becomes home to next winter’s sarcasm i stayed behind my mother’s back a long time because i am afraid to suffer i am afraid of colors […]

Gianina Carter / Emma Jensen

Do We Talk? By Gianina Carter With artwork by Emma Jensen Once my father said to me over the phone, ‘You’re fine,’ more than once, a lot of times. Next to me at our dining table as clouds leak in past the cubed window. ‘As […]

Francesca Kritikos

2 Peoms By Francesca Kritikos Lana Turner i want to dye my hair like hers check her horoscope on the radio every morning leave gifts at the altar of her bed isn’t it womanly to beg? i always dream of fresh oysters just out of […]

Calypso Spendlove

the sacrificial leaves of the mangrove tree By Calypso Spendlove   yellowing whispers curt quiet enough for me to hear the rending of you and I patience is the key to wounded pride and the expanded space between your heart and mine. you made me […]

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Saaro Umar

Wake By Saaro Umar silversun pickups are so transcendent. they like the soundtrack to a romantic comedy right when the girl starts running real fast, the trees start blurring. she think she escaping this bad lover when really she running to remember athletics as a […]

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Ashley Opheim / Corrie Wilson

Labia By Ashley Opheim With artwork by Corrie Wilson With a tiny turquoise stone tucked in my bra, I am vibrating at the frequency of ice. She wears a slouchy ‘grunge revival’ sweater. One of her black leggings is tucked into her combat boots. The […]

Daphné B / Marie-Audrey Jacques

One Poem By Daphné B. With artwork by Audrey-Marie Jacques there’s a poem in the women’s bathroom ‘my love i will never heal if you keep fucking my wound’ this is how a woman feels a million times the same choreography it’s sunday night violin […]

Sarah Jean Alexander / Loni Jeffs

It’s yours so of course it is beautiful By Sarah Jean Alexander With artwork by Loni Jeffs   I’ve walked in circles before you know it’s hard to stop once you’ve reached the perfect ratio tight and bulbous and fast and absolute and it’s in […]

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Caroline Rayner / Carabella Sands

party heart By Caroline Rayner With artwork by Carabella Sands  text from my friend- birth control makes her want to die & i measure my thigh gap– five almonds in a shot glass– at the art lecture we both bleed & can’t skip school but […]

Tara McGowan-Ross / Leo Miskin

Water in Arabic By Tara McGowan-Ross With artwork by Leo Miskin you are still too young to know why I sometimes pluck you from the floor just to hold you (just to feel your weight on me) one day you will be old enough to […]

Sarah Goldfarb

Inertia By Sarah Goldfarb    I found myself in los angeles for halloween a girl-ghost twisting in the shade of palms in the afternoon don’t tell me I didn’t look holy that day: arms straight above my head and consumption in my eyes I don’t […]

Vince Ruston / Corrie Wilson

  Unadulterated – A Cento By Vince Ruston With artwork by Corrie Wilson   In this casual intimacy We take up so much more space than we used to Beyond      “existing”: no longer any desire or need to connect. it is invisible: this casual […]

Erin Taylor / Tommy Camerno

  it is march now By Erin Taylor With artwork by Tommy Camerno   we are making love in technicolour on a tiny screen in a tiny roof & everyone is peeping tom from the building across the crowded peopled street we are on display […]

Emma Marie Jones / Loni Jeffs

libra odd spots™ By Emma Marie Jones With artwork by Loni Jeffs i read on a sanitary pad once that humans, kilo for kilo, produce more heat than the sun. maybe we (perhaps without realising it) orbit each other thru the house, laying our bodies […]

Rachelle Toarmino / Claudia de Salvo

leaving in five By Rachelle Toarmino With artwork by Claudia de Salvo how you sound when you’re listing the reasons for breaking up with me is like you’re telling me about the specials at the restaurant and I start dreaming in the middle of each […]

Vincent Silk / Alan Weedon

watering the plants By Vincent Silk With Artwork by Alan Weedon after all these years      i’m still ravenous for it and i would rip it out of your hands    if i saw you with it my elbow slipped off the table and i spilled coffee […]

Susie Anderson / Frances Cannon

2 Poems By Susie Anderson With artwork by Frances Cannon   dorito bed isn’t it romantic how “this is all there is” you know how temporality can either motivate or freeze you i’m feeling kinda sexy and impermanent romantic aggression is amongst my regular behavioural […]

Jini Maxwell / Loni Jeffs

The Lines That Planes Leave in the Sky By Jini Maxwell With artwork by Loni Jeffs I can imagine it, you know: me in my straw hat and sunburn and you picking a tomato and throwing it into the dirt, a plump home for larvae— […]

Angel Doberman / Rahel Tierbach

Everything I Have Ever Downloaded I Have Used Once By Angel Doberman With artwork by Rahel Tierbach yes I’m on the brink of bankruptcy, But i’m not indolent, I’m just wholeheartedly reticent follow me, it’s a bit of a walk, Like Aesthetically. it’s not even […]

Jeremy Mair / Sophie McPike

Two Poems By Jeremy Mair With artwork by Sophie McPike Symmetry/Cemetry so, we are                        riding the number one tram                        up Lygon street together because it’s warm in here half my mind turns to you                        enjoys the way you appear to perceive warmth                        like I do […]

Emily Carney / Marla Celeste

3 Poems By Emily Carney With artwork by Marla Celeste box of ‘really good’ tampons weathering a storm imagined myself walking through forever 21 in metal overalls and felt pain I am within touching distance of ‘complete and devastating abandonment’ remember last fall, when we […]

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Lora Li / Yasmin Keany

  3 Poems By Lora Li With artwork by Yasmin Keany Our shadow I’m aware of my shadows they’re my home from which i step into the light Homage to Su You are beautiful You are secretive You are gone Quarantine the cat, small expensive […]

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Zoe Dzunko / Loni Jeffs

from Fake Flowers Last Forever By Zoe Dzunko With artwork by Loni Jeffs I overhear you slamming the front door this place is killing me! Drop your bags down and a cold can buzzes open. I understand our days are numbered by parking meters I […]

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Katherine Botten

Untitled By Katherine Botten Extreme self expression Medical certificates walking along a cliff-side road in LA, the sun is shining it is warm and everything is orange. im eating a Chicken wrap with Lebanese pickles bingeing is Pure business first comment Only Anarchists Are Pretty […]

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Romy Durrant / Marla Celeste

By Romy Durrant With artwork by Marla Celeste 1 eyelids buzz orange through green Resting I am a dog and something extraordinary dreaming of police and doors revolving towards a polite exit from living Is this my 1000-yard stare Pith or scabbing knee whose pus […]

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Olivia Maria Hărşan

Exorcising an Identity By Olivia Maria Hărşan Fragments of innocence Memories of my grandfather’s farm: Ajax the Great Dane weaving through the sheep. My pets are two ducklings. They follow me everywhere until one day they disappear. I feel betrayed: No one or thing wants to […]