Ground Up

Mid-Week Feature: Sarah Hayes

from Heart of Everything That Is Go Inside a Stone Go inside a stone hands wedged to the wrist into the flake of it the flake: inviting slash of waterways and cold fractures, fissures and weaknesses this map of eons coming undone (slowly reforming) Go inside a stone finger tips gripping awkwardly in small pockets, … Continue reading


Poem: John Grey

Interiors of Our Brief Glimpses intimacy around here is a condition; a necessary evenness — the marrow is dark specks of the heart — a flame consuming its own happiness — into my blood and nerve and into that entangling tide of soil, into the hermetic circle of how light somewhere left the moon hanging … Continue reading


New Titles from Lit House Press

Lit House Press is pleased to announce the release of two new titles: —Responsibility by Kelsie Hahn  and All These Cures by Kelly DuMar.                         Responsibility is Kelsie Hahn’s first published collection. Her fiction has appeared in Barrelhouse, The Southeast Review, Caketrain, NANO Fiction, … Continue reading


Excerpt: Lisa Mangini

From Bird Watching at the End of the World Bird Watching at the End of the World (ii) It starts with a certain stillness — a wing held up at a right angle, head cocked as if the grackle is watching me back. It is hard to see clearly from here, but perhaps he holds … Continue reading


Lit House Press Chapbooks! Buy One, Get One!

Our new chapbooks are almost done at the printer, so we decided to make the wait a little easier. Order one of our NEW chapbooks—Responsibility by Kelsie Hahn or All These Cures by Kelly DuMar—and get one of our current titles—A Pocket Guide to North American Ghosts by Joe Kapitan or Placemats by Ken Pobo—for … Continue reading


Poem: Mark Goad

The Moon is Shining Still When everything is wonderful and strange on a softly-summer evening, moon shining bright on the tall ghosted trees, it may seem that you have wasted your life on small-hearted desires. If you had stood tall, you might have touched the moon and electrified, shocked the world with your presence. But … Continue reading


Three Questions: Susana H. Case

Susana H. Case is one of our favorites and we’ve featured her work on a few occasions: first in March 2013 as part of our Women Write Resistance excerpt, and then twice for her own work (April 2013 and again in May of this year). She is a professor and program coordinator at the New … Continue reading


Excerpt: Michalle Gould

From Resurrection Party Tonight, the Clouds Tonight, the clouds Are tired of flying Above the earth Like hostages, Suspended by chains They long for rest They long for the day When the ground Will accept them They will sleep On its surface In pools of puddled white In their place The heavens will be strewn … Continue reading


Story: Lise Quintana

Shimmer He says ridiculous things. “We should accidentally pour gasoline on our wallets and light them on fire. Then I could write a poem or a song or something about it.” I ask him why he can’t just think about what it might be like and then write about that, but he goes on about … Continue reading


Our BILINE Vol. 2 Nominees!

We are pleased to announce our nominees for inclusion in Best Indie Lit New England Volume 2 (BILiNE). This second edition will showcase the best fiction and poetry published by independent journals in New England between July 2012 and June 2014. You can support the publication of this fantastic anthology through its Kickstarter campaign. Our … Continue reading


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