VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

“Goldilocks at the Rubicon”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Anthony Kane Evans

A Walk in the Woods There was a car crash.  One of those accordion-style pileups.  Black ice.  The cars were still skidding in, adding to the damage.  I saw her trapped in the middle of it all.  Blue-gray car.  Make smashed out of all recognition.  She was screaming.  I was trying to get onto theContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Anthony Kane Evans”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Stickney

“The Memory Twins Huff and Puff and Rescue the Day“

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Richard Modiano

Poem for Danny Baker The world of real life, the raw urgency of the moment— the taste of black coffee, of charred red meat, the recoil of the Glock in your hand, the poem that forms in your brain— waits for us beneath history, its mysteries passed down through generations in the currency of momentsContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Richard Modiano”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: R.M. Engelhardt

Shakespeare,  Kerouac & Bukowski Are Waiting And You’re Running Late (In Memoriam For Gerald) Everyday One Poet Enters Another Exits Handing Over The Pen It’s the story of The world the story of Words the story Of what makes a Poet a human being And makes a human Being a poet To each Their ownContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: R.M. Engelhardt”

DEATH BY PUNK: FINAL (official) CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

That’s right…DEATH BY PUNK is heading your way in April the cruelest month, just in time for Dumpster Fire Press’ colossal series of events to coincide with Poetry month…even the anthology is more than just poetry… So send you punk, DIY, counter culture and/or death themed work to clockworkoomphstudios@gmail if you feel so inclined toContinue reading “DEATH BY PUNK: FINAL (official) CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: R. KEITH

Obligatory Editor’s Rant

Well, it’s not really an obligation…I still have free will, after all…don’t I…that’s a tricky inquiry isn’t it? Being electromagnetically spastically animated bones and meat on an interconnected bio-sphere to further propagate the zany super-cosmic string that is life with existential multi-planed vibrations so the universe doesn’t flatline. I shouldn’t be writing this, I shouldContinue reading “Obligatory Editor’s Rant”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: S.A. Gerber

Another round I’m drinking with Edgar  while Baudelaire claws  the turf and howls outside.  Poe is a lot drunker than  he should be…a cheap date,  a ‘lightweight’ even.  “You know that Lowell  wrote that I am only two-  fifth’s genius?”, he stutters.  “So fucking what!”, I reply,  Look what you did to that  guy outContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: S.A. Gerber”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Paul Tanner

organ to organ don’t laugh at their joke? the customer gets mad. don’t ask follow-up questions to their life story? the customer gets mad. serve everyone in the queue who is before them before them? the customer gets mad. the customer is never not mad. one wonders if being right all the time is worthContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Paul Tanner”