Off the Rails or Kill john compton…

“I’m going to kill john compton who doesn’t use capital letters.” Is a phrase I uttered over the summer as I agonized over the most jacked-up word file of all time, while working with a different publisher at the moment. Presenting the second edition of john compton’s intimate and unflinching poetry collection POEMS: TRAINRIDE ELSEWHERE…originallyContinue reading “Off the Rails or Kill john compton…”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Windows, Horses Broken Vandal remnants, an old sweeper of glass in an ill-fitting smock, almost embarrassed to look up as if he has faltered in some unnameable way – windows, horses broken, three different colours of graffiti which may suggest the number of guilty parties, morning foot traffic walking by on the wide, careful notContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ryan Quinn Flanagan”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Stickney

“The Memory Twins Huff and Puff and Rescue the Day“

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Richard Modiano

Poem for Danny Baker The world of real life, the raw urgency of the moment— the taste of black coffee, of charred red meat, the recoil of the Glock in your hand, the poem that forms in your brain— waits for us beneath history, its mysteries passed down through generations in the currency of momentsContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Richard Modiano”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: L.B. Sedlacek

To the Guy Snoring in the Library How can you – yes you! sleep at a time like this sleep with all these books sleep magazines, CD’s, audiobooks sleep reference books, dictionaries sleep yes you! at a time like this sleep snoring learning against the pole sleep you looked like you were studying sleep butContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: L.B. Sedlacek”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: R.M. Engelhardt

Shakespeare,  Kerouac & Bukowski Are Waiting And You’re Running Late (In Memoriam For Gerald) Everyday One Poet Enters Another Exits Handing Over The Pen It’s the story of The world the story of Words the story Of what makes a Poet a human being And makes a human Being a poet To each Their ownContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: R.M. Engelhardt”

DEATH BY PUNK: FINAL (official) CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

That’s right…DEATH BY PUNK is heading your way in April the cruelest month, just in time for Dumpster Fire Press’ colossal series of events to coincide with Poetry month…even the anthology is more than just poetry… So send you punk, DIY, counter culture and/or death themed work to clockworkoomphstudios@gmail if you feel so inclined toContinue reading “DEATH BY PUNK: FINAL (official) CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Milenko Županović

Mount Sinai The serpent of unbelief in the hearts  of sinners apostles  of the faith on Mount Sinai holy commandments in the dust  of the past the light   a new dawn in the shadow  of the cross. Paradise Nightfall of the gods in the arms of destiny darkness of centuries prayers of believers inContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Milenko Županović”

Obligatory Editor’s Rant

Well, it’s not really an obligation…I still have free will, after all…don’t I…that’s a tricky inquiry isn’t it? Being electromagnetically spastically animated bones and meat on an interconnected bio-sphere to further propagate the zany super-cosmic string that is life with existential multi-planed vibrations so the universe doesn’t flatline. I shouldn’t be writing this, I shouldContinue reading “Obligatory Editor’s Rant”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: S.A. Gerber

Another round I’m drinking with Edgar  while Baudelaire claws  the turf and howls outside.  Poe is a lot drunker than  he should be…a cheap date,  a ‘lightweight’ even.  “You know that Lowell  wrote that I am only two-  fifth’s genius?”, he stutters.  “So fucking what!”, I reply,  Look what you did to that  guy outContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: S.A. Gerber”