Dumpster Fire Press is proud to announce the first release for National Poetry Month…


Cover art by Dillinger

Spotlighting voices heard, seldom heard or never heard at all. First featured on the VOICES FROM THE FIRE series , we’ve got poets , writers and artist spanning from here, there and everywhere in-between…

of course the color version is a bit expensive and there is an e-book format and a black and white version available at a lower cost.

Links are provided on bottom of the page for that.

I need to give credit where credit is due though: a colossal thanks to Dillinger and R. Keith for all the visual work they’ve contributed and to James Maj for generosity via his entrancing paintings.

Also Beau Blue, thanks for the sweet logo

So, here’s some cool news regarding what happens to VOICES FROM THE FIRE in the future…to keep costs down I’d like to do 90-100 pages, I still love color and will always adore black and white as an alternative but DFP has never been about alienation and I don’t want cost preventing people from reading or at least putting something cool on top of their coffee table.

However, not sure how it goes with other anthologies as that is a beast of its own nature.

But future volumes will be cheaper and hopefully more frequent…

Also started work on Volume 2 in which an entire section will be dedicated to National Poetry Month, so maybe get excited for that as the number of our global contributor’s has expanded.

There will also be a table of contents, however bios will be absent as all voices are equal.

But like I told a lady at a department store I worked at who was upset at the lack of matching shades of gray towels available via immediate inventory

“Well ma’am…sometimes you just have to settle.” (don’t ever say that to anyone you’re dating)

In the meantime, enjoy settling…seeing as how we’re not dating


It’s been an honor hosting these voices:Carman Benoit, Roz Washington, James Maj, Harry McNabb, J.J. Campbell, Kristen Sanner, Samir Karimo, Marc Olmsted, R. Keith, Jared Morningstar, Amanda Morningstar, Damian Ward Hey, Dillinger, Jim Graves, Brian Rihllmann, Paul Tanner, S.A. Gerber, Beau Blue, Jack Henry, Milenko Županović, R.M. Engelhardt, L.B. Sedlacek, Richard Modiano, John Stickney, Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Anthony Kane Edwards, Dan Holt, Efe Tusder, Luis Berriozabal, Michael Grover, Michael Lee Johnson

and Dumpster Fire Press cannot wait to add more to the fire.

stay surreal

Published by Mike Zone

Mike Zone is the former Editor in Chief of Dumpster Fire Press and managing editor of Concrete Mist Press. The author of Screaming in the End: Poems and Stories, Fuck You: A Fucking Poetry Chap, Shedding Dark Places (almost), One Hell of a Muse , as well as coauthor of The Grind and Razorville. A frequent contributor to Alien Buddha Press and Mad Swirl. His work has been featured in: A Thin Slice of Anxiety, Black Shamrock Magazine, Horror Sleaze Trash, Better Than Starbucks, Piker Press, Punk Noir Magazine, Synchronized Chaos, and Cult Culture magazine.

3 thoughts on “VOICES FROM THE FIRE #1

    1. The link should take you there via amazon but let me revise this a bit…to help you out it does collect January-March Voices From the Fire posts. But as soon as I can I’ll revise this as I’m still waiting on them to approve the black and version as well.

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