Quick ShopI enter a shop, I haven’t visited beforeSlightly hesitant, as not being a new store,they may have seen my face before.And yet,This is the first time I’ve come through the door.I wonder, do they give that thought?It’s a small town after all. Nothing in particular I’m shopping for.Well this is billed as a  friendly,Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter”

Still Burning…

It’s been a hell of run for Dumpster Fire Press but it’s also been a hell of year with major upheavals and not all of them triumphant… However, DFP isn’t going anywhere. We’ve published over twenty titles with more on the way possibly rounding it out to 30 which far beyond what I originally planned.Continue reading “Still Burning…”



Hispanic sonnet, or The burbs Back then, I was insane. At a New Year’s party Smoked a Cuban cigar with a retired elevator Mechanic who not a year later slashed his throat In his backyard. His wife worked for the  Chicago Blackhawks, flashed a championship  Ring the size of a humble penthouse. Their  Porchlights fromContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Alex Z. Salinas”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Don’t Sit in my Hall Closet, Collecting Dust  Why all the ringers have to be dead ones, the telephone company has yet to explain, this facecloth full of ice over my knee as though a personal ice age is happening, that cooling off period you feel in your heart long before you hurt someone waitingContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ryan Quinn Flanagan”


YOU OWN ME Aching to taste the heel of your foot,your crumpled brow,the lineage of your stamina,I wrangle my mightand set forthunrepentant, unmade, unwashedand crowd my mind withthe blowing scent ofbrowning thighsthat shine and tumbleon slippery ground,whipping down hard on myelectric loins,our tongues tied like rat tails,tangled and swollen,deserted by starry skies,digested by lust,exposed withContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Rob Azevedo”

Better than the Movies (alright, better than any movie I could do)

Here we are…the fourth and final release for August which was supposed to be the first release had Leah Mueller’s LAND OF ETERNAL THIRST AND OTHER STORIES had not been delayed by the same powers that be which had a technical glitch hindering the release of… Dumpster Fire Press presents…a war of the worlds typeContinue reading “Better than the Movies (alright, better than any movie I could do)”

Dreams into Days

From IMMORTAL DREAMS Milenko Županovic’ takes us into PSALMS OF LAST DAYS…. staring down the Apocalypse while facing demons and ghosts and a crisis faith through the ages and beyond. The Poet continues to tread through the mystic territory of prophecy, despair and redemption. Does he find it? Will you find it? Were you evenContinue reading “Dreams into Days”

Romancing the Bone

What? You wanted something more classy? This is Dumpster Fire Press and even though you should be reading about OCTOPI FROM THE SKY right now…UNFINISHED SKELETONS is what happened to get through first via the limbo of corporate bureaucracy… but alas here we are and what I can I say…there are skeletons and skeletons haveContinue reading “Romancing the Bone”