VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Alan Catlin

Fire Breathing Moron Maybe he was part of some subtle mind control experiment gone wrong or a longitudinal study on the perverse effects of a lifetime of stimuli provided by nothing but what cable television provides. His signature act could be traced to that scene in “True Romance” where Patricia Arquette is trapped in aContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Alan Catlin”

Hateful Eight

Alright, it’s not exactly a spite filled issue…please ignore my pathetic attempt at being clever with a simple ryhme and reference to a certain film by a certain director… VOICES FROM THE FIRE vol. 8 Culled from the official Dumpster Fire Press blog…VOICES FROM THE FIRE!Dumpster Fire Press continues featuring poets, writers and visual artistContinue reading “Hateful Eight”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Gary Maxwell

A Meditation for Monday Morning Proud, lifelong members of a mediocracy – they plan to die here. A quiet harbor. All that fills the air’s the scent of dead fish, stinking. Managed by seagulls screeching high above our heads, the daily droppings are their directives. In the belly of THIS beast I envy Jonah. AmericanContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Gary Maxwell”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dan Provost

Notes During a Drive When you become defiant  at being the  underdog in all life’s dealings, The limitations are thrown to the curb when attempting to become a man… Defeat, desire, decisions– Some you chose, some just a death lock caution. No more calls for self-pity. You do not go through the motions these days,Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dan Provost”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kappa Waugh

Benedictus Benedictine in a tiny bottle, tongue in, tongue out, mooning, dreaming, face of the boy who’d borrowed a dollar last week, but won’t speak to her now. She slips her fingers past her waistband, a new face, the man who fingered her five years ago during  that movie The Nun’s Story.  Audrey Hepburn’s faceContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kappa Waugh”

Revelations Reflections Resurrection

Our final release for National Poetry Month… From the author of IMMORTAL DREAMS and PSLAMS OF LAST DAYS featuring a cover and interior by DFP’s very own art director Dillinger. Milenko Županovic’s work can be a lot to take in with an unflinching view of the world derived from esoteric mystical texts of both an OldContinue reading “Revelations Reflections Resurrection”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Sex with Robots is Quality Control You never see THESE jobs advertised in the papers. Anyone who would apply and sit through that interview, they don’t want.  Sex with robots is quality control. And if they settled on that most efficient method  of assembly line work, things could get rather intimate outside the lunchroom.  422Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ryan Quinn Flanagan”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Laszlo Aranyi

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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”

APRIL CRUELTY IS COMING

That’s right, National Poetry Month is on the horizon and April is cruel, poet and publishers punishing each other and themselves alike… First on the agenda…Editor in Chief Mike Zone will be attending St. Augustine PoetFest (brainchild of Chris Bodor)…taking part in a discussion panel regarding Poets and Change (essentially poetry and politics), then there’sContinue reading “APRIL CRUELTY IS COMING”