Aubaude It’s not that dawn can’t hold its own against any old starry night purpose bright with in tentions. Your hair lying limp on the pillow, thin sun turning it straw yellow. Seal swims in a silky skin. There was a basket of birch and corn husks it swirled with con sternation and all the … Continue reading
Extract(s) Volume II is selling FAST! We will print just 250 copies, so make sure to reserve yours before Friday, March 14. This edition of the Extract(s) anthology features work by 90 amazing writers who published here on the Extract(s) blog in 2013. To order visit our online store soon! Thank you for your support!
February A cardinal at dusk Lights on a glazed branch, a match Struck in a cellar. Paul Bone is the author of the poetry collections Momentary Vision of the Assistant Meteorologist and Nostalgia for Sacrifice. His poems have been nominated for 3 Pushcart Prizes and have been published in 32 Poems, The Cream City Review, The Cimarron … Continue reading
We are happy to announce Extract(s) Volume II is ready to go to the printer! To make sure you get a copy– and to help support the printing of this fantastic collection–we are offering a brief pre-order period that runs from now through Friday, March 14. This edition of the Extract(s) anthology features work by … Continue reading
Jackpot Modern What release in a post- post- post- type Of world? You hear about the hippy Freaks who long for an agrarian Past (what direction after All the afters but backwards?) Their chickens muck the yard and Driveway of suburban neighbors’ Houses. Goats they tie to trees Inevitably wind themselves Around, choking on all … Continue reading
stone scrapes both my legs wind shoves in two directions endure pain or move Mariya Hawks is a Native American writer of children’s stories and poetry. She is also a musician with two published albums. She is currently working on a children’s picture book, a middle grade novel and a tween fantasy.
from The Wondrous Drew Near Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord’s work includes artist’s books, calligraphy, installations, and digital compositions. In her 35 years as an artist, she has traveled to South Korea with her Spirit Book Series, lettered on the walls of Hawthorne’s birthplace, directed a community art project with over 300 women of all ages, written … Continue reading
East of Amarillo We stuffed wet towels in the windows to ward off the fine dust as it tried to filter in, blown by the spring’s dry panhandle wind, and the dirt was a record two inches piled in the outside sills, that year of very little rain to speak of, when the sun was … Continue reading
from A Cabal of Angels “Wings vs Sky” Tabbris; Angel of Self Determination What will be left after you have truly gone: the frayed end of a thread from your sweater; a bare bulb flickering in the closet; a dog-eared book with a coffee stained cover? There is no past. I’ll pick now to remember what … Continue reading
Stomping On Recyclables A sea of plastic bottles swam at her feet. The room’s only light source was a lamp just beside the bottles. There was a second lamp, but she never thought to use it. She never intended to bring it in the first place. The bottles were meant to be picked up. Never … Continue reading