VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Walter Shulits

I NEVER META-POEM   Someone please help me…I was in LA having my  left testicle cryogenically frozen while walking on  hot coals singing “Battle Hymn of the Republic”  on the second Thursday after a full moon, the latest lactose-free remedy for erectile dysfunction— when, I don’t know, it happened so fast… I was pounced  upon,Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Walter Shulits”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Emalisa Rose

The pipedream of permanence These rocks wear our names in a pipedream of permanence. Yet somewhere we’ve buried our cabernet moon, our clinking of glasses, rhyme over reason. The sun steals our shadow. I sent you two poems, penned in the frenzy of midnight and madness; our signatures linked in the marquise’s italics. Turnaround/turnaround. TheContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Emalisa Rose”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

cleansing of the temple

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Laszlo Aranyi

Circle (translated by Gabor Gyukics)  The furry duck’s crawling on his plate is withered-blue,       satiated, and later had intercourse  with his own daughter.        A villain with a sublime face hangs on the doorknob,       Jesus is taken away by a hoofed cop.                       On a leash, in handcuffs. Sticky cumContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Laszlo Aranyi”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE:Jack Henry

mason jar back in those old days we kept cocaine in a sugar jar on a broke down kitchen table next a stolen napkin dispenser.  when we watched the Starsky and Hutch movie we recognized we had become a bad joke.  now we keep our cocaine in a mason jar in the garage next toContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE:Jack Henry”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Davette Stout

ALTHOUGH I’VE NEVER MET HIM I can feel his pain deeply Hidden within his heart Which only pumps with Blood as dark as coal While his soul is being torn apart By demons of the past Hoping to never let him see The light that will slowly Kill them all.

THE FIRE KEEPS GOING

Our first volume of VOICES FROM THE FIRE for 2022 has been released! Dumpster Fire Press enters 2022 with our latest eclectic volume of VOICES FROM THE FIRE assembled from the official VOICES FROM THE FIRE blog via dumpsterfirepress.com featuring: poets, writers, and artists from here, there, and everywhere in-between going to places familiar andContinue reading “THE FIRE KEEPS GOING”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Duane Vorhees

SCENIC Yesterday I was an open field, cosmos-filled. Distant horizons misted in all directions. The face of the early-summer sun wore its smiling-every-day forecast. (You said the sight of my noontime sundial made you giggle and blush.) And the wind combed through my hair and through the chickadees’ pinions. I had many solstices ahead. TodayContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Duane Vorhees”

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Jubilant All Hallow’s Eve… DFP is taking this day to reflect on the darkness and insidiousness we’ve spread in the last year and will be bringing back VOICES FROM THE FIRE appropiately enough for DAY OF THE DEAD…because we’re all dead inside anyway and with the planet on fire, it’s just a matter of time.Continue reading “HAPPY HALLOWEEN”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Christian Garduno

Chili in Heaven God was busy doing a myriad of things,as God normally is,but on this particular day,God was making his trademark “white boy chili”and was especially distracted-& you know what?He sneezed from the powder, for one split second,and he actually created the same snowflake twiceHe looked at it-looked at it again and saidI knowContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Christian Garduno”