Poetry | November 16, 2015

Two Poems by Brad Trumpfheller


brad trumpfheller is a freshman at Emerson College, where he studies in the Writing, Literature, and Publishing Program. He is on the reading staff for Concrete magazine, and is one of The Adroit Journal’s Business Development Associates. His work has appeared in several online and print publications, including Entropy-CCM and Glitterwolf. In his free time, he is known to google pictures of dogs and listen to sad music.

Poetry | November 16, 2015

excerpt from “Jazzercise is a Language” by Gabriel Ojeda-Sague


Gabriel Ojeda-Sague is a Latino queer Leo living in Philadelphia, PA. His first collection, Oil and Candle (forthcoming March 2016, Timeless, Infinite Light), is a set of writings on Santería, war, and the precarity of Latino-American lives. He is also the author of the chapbooks JOGS (2013), a re-writing of The Joy of Gay Sex, Nite [Chickadee]’s (GaussPDF 2015), a collection of Cher’s tweets on systematic racism and violence, and Where Everything is in Halves (Be About It, 2015), poems against death through The Legend of Zelda.

Poetry | November 16, 2015

Two Poems by Davon Loeb


Davon Loeb is an MFA graduate of Rutgers University. He writes creative nonfiction and poetry. His work has been featured in Word Riot, Drunk Monkeys, Harpoon Review, Connotation Press, Portland Review, Duende Literary Journal, and is forthcoming in Split Lip Magazine and Apeiron Review, among others. Davon is a 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee. He lives in New Jersey, and is an English teacher.

Poetry | November 16, 2015

Two Poems by Lisa Hiton

Lisa Hiton holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Arts in Education from Harvard University. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Linebreak, The Paris-American, The Literary Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and The Cortland Review among others. She has received the Esther B Kahn Scholarship from 24Pearl Street at the Fine Arts Work Center and two nominations for the Pushcart Prize.

Poetry | November 16, 2015

Three Poems by Jaime Garcia


Jaime Garcia is a construction worker and occasional gardener from Rubidoux, California. His poetry has been featured by Voiceworks, dotdotdash, Contrary Magazine and several underground but well respected refrigerators across the Inland Empire.

Poetry | November 16, 2015

The Illustrated Catalogue of Fishes by Molly Brown

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Molly Brown is from Geneva, IL. She holds BA degrees in Music and English from Bucknell University, where she was the winner of the 2014 and 2015 Julia Fonville Smithson Memorial Awards For Poetry. She is currently pursuing an MA in English, also at Bucknell.

Poetry | October 15, 2015

Two Poems by John A. Nieves

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John A. Nieves has poems forthcoming or recently published in journals such as: Southern Review, Pleiades, Crazyhorse, Poetry Northwest, and minnesota review. He won the 2011 Indiana Review Poetry Contest and his first book, Curio (2014), won the Elixir Press Annual Poetry Award Judge’s Prize. He is an Assistant Professor of English at Salisbury University. He received his M.A. from University of South Florida and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri.

Poetry | October 15, 2015

Two Poems by Joshua Johnston

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Joshua Johnston was born and raised in Caneyville, Kentucky. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as Spork, Shampoo, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and Pretty Owl. He currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where he’s pursuing an MFA at Indiana University.

Poetry | October 15, 2015

Two Poems by Kamden Hilliard


Kamden Hilliard goes by Kam and has received fellowships from The Davidson Institute and Callaloo. His chapbook, DISTRESS TOLERANCE, is forthcoming in early 2016 from Magic Helicopter Press. He is the recipient of the 2015 Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Poetry Prize and wants you to take him seriously. Kam is a co-editor at JELLYFISH MAGAZINE and his poems / essays have appeared in (or will drift into) Juked, Entropy, Word Riot, The Atlas Review, Mixtape Methodology, and other lovely places. He tweets sporadically @KamdenHilliard.

Poetry | October 15, 2015

bestiary by Emily Corwin


Emily Corwin is a Midwestern girl who loves all things pretty and spooky. Currently, she is an MFA candidate for poetry at Indiana University in Bloomington. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Midwestern Gothic, Split Rock Review, The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society, and Bluestem Magazine. Her chapbook, My Tall Handsome, was recently selected for the Mineral Point Chapbook Series from Brain Mill Press, and will be published in the coming year.