• Poetry

    Wendy Chin-Tanner

    Wendy Chin-Tanner is the author of Turn (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014), which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards. Some of her poems and essays can be found at The Collagist, The Rumpus, The Huffington Post, xoJane, RHINO, and Denver Quarterly. […]

  • Poetry

    Derrick Weston Brown

    Your body will not pucker and spoil
    today, tonight,
    I will not claim it.
    I will not seek it
    cold        frozen. […]

  • Poetry

    Diannely Antigua

    As I watch a man steal fruit on the corner
    of Myrtle Ave and Broadway, I want to know

    what to do with the memory, days of the week
    underwear, the hand cupping the small cones […]

  • Poetry

    Amie Zimmerman

    that it wasn’t him, it was her. She was a cavern.
    I think sometimes I wish
    your tongue could sneak
    like crocus, the base buried in indigo,
    tip flushed purple on the tiniest of stems. […]

  • Poetry

    Gabriel Ramirez

    making a spectacle of the messiah

    5 doctors sit to evaluate my brother Jon,
    to see if he can be released from the psych ward. […]


Danez Smith

by VinylEditors in Feature

New work by Danez Smith plus a conversation between Danez and Phillip B. Williams […]


  • Alan C Pelaez Lopez

    November 22, 2017

    before the crossing1 our family could understand the whispers of the water2. we bathed our cuerpos morenos as if we we were holy […]

  • Lucy Wainger

    November 22, 2017

    Their voices harden under spotlight
    & the audience’s gaze,

    their costumes tight as bodies. […]

  • Khalid Abu Dawas

    November 22, 2017

    i will

    tell them the way your curls
    like smoke
    wrap around the sides of a bed […]


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

  • Lisa Mecham

    November 26, 2017

    While men get war or office work, women
    must carve out space for unhappiness
    at home, in carpools, on playground benches. […]