VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Peter Magliocco

Under a Web of Branches Her Sex Doll Does anyone see the ultimate paradox? In a grown child’s broken toy, I mean Out old hands cannot mend Or bring life back to The baby sex doll, spinning no more: Sunlight once braided innocent glints Through her auburn hair Curled with the root of trees SoContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Peter Magliocco

Riding Further Off into the Human Zoo

The almost Fall…Fall anthology…Fall of the press for now culminates in our final (for now) fall anthology GUNS GODS GLORY & GREED encompassing both the western pulp HONKY-TONK ANGELS and the cultish ANIMAL MASKS No we’re not cowboys but we are going off in the sunset a bit to interact with the rest of theContinue reading “Riding Further Off into the Human Zoo”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Catfish McDaris

Drinking with a Talking Booger The little green man climbed out of the can and said, “You are a dumb drunk motherfucker  if you can see me,” I shrugged and laughed, “Do you think you can escape by drinking horse piss?” I nodded and chugged a can, “You’re a sack of shit with  no guts,”Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Catfish McDaris”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Milenko Županović

Baptized In the holy river baptized on the land of fire in the womb of mystery a world without hope fear without chandeliers.

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Duncan

Fedora window arteries of black rain  stream through red apoplectic  lights of neon and bitter halogen  where the moonlight dies reaching  for empty holsters, guns gone,  carried away by the hands of the clock,  hour of agony in this office overlooking  34th Street, rain and chaos, knots of taxis, umbrellas like beetles scurry to subwayContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Duncan”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE:Milenko Županović

Tesla In love with a pigeon without memory of his homeland in a distant land magic and physics merges into the same thing. Thunder Juggler stolen and powerless it leaves a huge mark on humanity. And so in the dark at the end of the tunnel you can see the light called Nikola Tesla. RobertContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE:Milenko Županović

FINAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: GODS, GUNS GLORY & GREED

Getting things in order for what will be our final anthology before Dumpster Fire Press officially shuts down in February 2023…not that we won’t be back but for a plethora of reasons a one year sabbitical at the very least is needed… Earlier this year we hit you with BEDROOM ANATOMY LESSONS focusing on aContinue reading “FINAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: GODS, GUNS GLORY & GREED”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lee Johnson

Frogs “Grow grass, stone frogs,” written on bathroom walls. Hippie beads, oodles colorful acid pills in dresser draws, no clothes, kaleidoscope condoms,  ostentatious sex. No Bibles or Sundays that anyone remembers. Rochdale College, Toronto, Ontario 1972, freedom school, free education. Makes no sense, when you’re high on a song “American Woman” blasting  eardrums and policeContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lee Johnson”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Nancy E. Campos

SUICIDE  You say it’s the easy way out  Shut your mouth, you have no idea what my pain is about  The feeling of being out of control  How every thought digs a darker hole  Thoughts you can’t escape you can’t erase  The anxiety makes you sweat and your heart starts to race  I have nowhereContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Nancy E. Campos”