APRIL WAS CRUEL…

National Poetry Month draws to a close, it was brutal to say the least but most of it self-inflicted for some odd reason… Dumpster Fire Press made an event out of it, releasing five titles going hard with daily entries for VOICES FROM THE FIRE and while it drew me away from my own creativeContinue reading “APRIL WAS CRUEL…”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Tony Brewer

Morning Pages Every time I type your name it’s different like forms of snow that don’t matter while shoveling I can hear your punctuation written out how to breathe where to stop and start over and over A million notes without music typed too fast transposing letters & saying things wrong edited later toward strangeContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Tony Brewer”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

“you realizing Jesus watches you in the bathtub”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Luis Berriozabal

The Lows  The lows are too low. The blues are too blue. These feet can’t go on. They get in my way. The wind does not blow. I march to no drum. This cold is too cold. It freezes my brain. I hope against hope. Without you I lose. This bitter lemon life is notContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Luis Berriozabal”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison

All You Can Eat Eat Eat more Kielbasa smoked sausages More chicken ‘n                   Bisquits Drown the fries with melted cheese, spread on Extra mayo Carry it globed at the corners of                                               Mouth Forget the napkins Fish Almandine covered in                                 lemon juice Homemade, hand-pattied hamburgers Squeeze out the grease with spatula Cuts ofContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Mark James Andrews

Happy Birthday Mother Fucker I’ll tell you I never liked ice fishing and forget about going on sunny days especially as late as the Ides of March when JC was assassinated, the other JC the one whacked  by the Brutus and Cassius gang Julius F. Caesar knife, knife, knife bad juju and damning hubris butContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Mark James Andrews”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Danny D. Ford

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kevin M. Hibshman

Different Day It’s a different day. Hope registers as a pain very familiar yet impossible to locate. Last night tossed aloft on a pure wave of intoxication. It’s a different day. I wake up feeling strange. Everything looks the same, but the air has shifted, altering cognition. I recognize the stains. It’s a different day.Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kevin M. Hibshman”

SPEAK OUT AN EMOTION…please!

Dumpster Fire Press presents the fifth and final release for Poetry Month… SPEAK OUT AN EMOTION by Li Kan… a poetic, philosophical journey which in the end leaves the reader not only yearning for more poetry but leaves you wanting to speak out an actual emotion which is the essence of what poetry is aboutContinue reading “SPEAK OUT AN EMOTION…please!”