That’s how it felt editing this ambitous poetry chapbook from the ever-evolving Edward Wells…our fourth release for NATIONAL POETRY MONTH… I’m not going to bullshit anyone, the manuscript was accepted before I was stern with guidelines and such… However, I liked this cat after meeting him virtually at one of Mad Swirl’s live open MIC’sContinue reading “NOBODY GETS OUT ALIVE…JUST RECYCLED”
Crossing Your Legs at the Church in Wasson A night of pistols shot throughout the town. Can’t you hear? Can you hear them? People falling to the ground, without homes. “Diseases, they’re out there?” No, Just keep listening to your preacher Jars full of money. Tips to the lord. Tips to the bank accounts ofContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE:David O’Nan”
My Grandmother Was An Alchemist. My grandmother. It was in late August, and the early 50s now, when I last visited her in that old cool smoky hut from whence, we were all bred. This visit was after I noticed that her sorrows had become like the early morning rains drizzling, that kind which leavesContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Chinaka Onyeche”
I agree, that headline isn’t as enticing as romancing the bone…but here we are with what is technically the second February release from Dumpster Fire Press…. I first started to hate S.A. Gerber when we first encountered one another’s work on Mad Swirl’s Virtual Open MIC during the pandemic. Although a hell of poet, heContinue reading “RANTING THE PLANETARY…”
Anti Do it now. Attack the most beautiful cars, figuratively if not literally. They are symbols of a dying culture that consume the bones of extinct species. Take the fight into the streets, into the asphalt, into consideration’s darkest fears. The years roll by without consideration taking you in, pressing you to their flower-print shirt,Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Glen Armstrong”
Try as one might to say something to clever in a press release…it’s not going to happen with a work of this magnitude which speaks quite well for itself… From out of Nigeria, we are honored to present the poetry of John “The Apostle” Chinaka Onyeche in the hopes the reader will learn, further theContinue reading “ECHOES ACROSS THE ATLANTIC”
January 2022 VOICES FROM THE FIRE , DEATH BY PUNK and upcoming BEDROOM ANATOMY LESSONS contributor R. Keith’s collection of visual poetry to follow up his other books from DFP HONEYDEW:THE CORRECTED TEXT and the short fiction collection PLAYDUMB. of course Volume 6 is coming in January…unless Amazon still hasn’t gained the ability to takeContinue reading “COMING SOON IN 2022…”
Also true believers VOICES FROM THE FIVE vol. 5 is available, the final volume to be released this year!