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    Come See!

    Vinyl nominations for Best of the Net 2017 and Pushcart 2017 […]

  • Poem of the Week

    Nabila Lovelace

    I want,
    after waking to the news
    that is always the news
    & changing the Facebook
    autoplay settings as to not
    see the blood out
    of where it is meant to be in
    of the black / brown him / her / they, […]

  • Poetry

    Yalie Kamara

    I. If you see me praying in the living room, never sit in front of me. You are not God.
    II. When we go to a restaurant and I don’t know any foods on the menu, never order me a meal that is spelled with silent letters. I came to eat, not to explore. […]

  • Feature

    Aziza Barnes

    Aziza Barnes is blk & alive. Born in Los Angeles, Aziza currently lives in Oxford, Mississippi. Her first chapbook, me Aunt Jemima and the nailgun, was the first winner of the Exploding Pinecone Prize and [...]

Donte Collins

by VinylEditors in Feature

New work by Donte Collins plus a conversation between Donte and Phillip B. Williams […]


  • Stevie Edwards

    January 12, 2017

    There is an absence of lemon. Dark, dark as roots, as earth. It is the tongue’s earth, coats the swallowing. Coats are because we need more fur. […]

  • John Sibley Williams

    January 12, 2017

    held together by wild oceans,
    grassed over rail tracks,
    whiskey and brief churches,

    your interior untamed […]

  • Maura Pellettieri

    January 12, 2017

    a friend of mine, said,
    Death is painless, even for me. He wore
    all the words, some sleeves
    no one had ever heard, […]


Fiction/Creative Nonfiction

  • Adam Hamze

    March 30, 2016

    i have seen my lifeless body. it has its own name that sounds nothing like mine. it lives in the bathroom stall of some restaurant, bloody & left behind. in the ditch down the street from the university, rain falling on its silence. […]

  • SJ Sindu

    March 23, 2016
  • Mary Jean Murphy

    March 11, 2016


Poem of the Week

  • Ysabel Y. Gonzalez

    January 8, 2017

    Dear Brown Bright Heart,
    sneak into my mouth—crowned glory
    loosen my coarse crimson tongue […]