VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Iris Gipson

Bitch Bitch you say? You gon’ learn today. When you say bitch make sure to add that extra adjective. Beautiful bitch Intelligent bitch Tenacious bitch Champion bitch Harding working bitch Brilliant bitch Innovative bitch Talented bitch Courageous bitch Helpful bitch Hold on I got some more bitch Bold bitch invincible bitch thoughtful bitch Chic bitchContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Iris Gipson”

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: Stephen Whitter

Old Man, New Books The Old Man I visited in a ‘care’ home loved to read, but not he said, new books.He didn’t speak too well and I don’t hear too great so, i got a grip of the wrong end of the stick.Perhaps it was the new style, or un familiar authors that heContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Chinaka Onyeche

Perhaps Someday, I Will Find A Word To Mourn My Dead One’s Death. That of my father’s disappearance in my hometown like the widow’s last coins lost. Maybe I should coin out a word, or I am yet to learn a metaphor with which I would mourn him better with after the many years ofContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Chinaka Onyeche”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter

Walked the Walk ‘Perhaps you fancy, you know if it’s a nice day next Sunday a little walk along the beach maybe.’ I said.Feeling like a would be suitor in a second rate period drama.Then somehow I instantly made it worse by saying ,‘Or we could walk in the park you know, the nice woodedContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Carmen Grover

Into The Darkness It was half past four. The Dawn setting in I must walk I have to. I set out into the Growing darker sky, stars, brighter, snow whiter. Headphones in with lame affirmations blaring in my ears Into the woods I picked up my pace. This quickened step came to a slow whenContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Carmen Grover”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Robert Fleming

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Reece Beckett

SMALL GESTURES FROM BIG HANDS

Yeah, yeah I could’ve conjured a better title for a press release but April has been unusually cruel this year with the debacle that was PoetFest and the juggernaut of a struggle with a spreadsheet poetry manuscript…’nuff said. Our third release for National Poetry Month which is not spread sheet poetry… Now when one ofContinue reading “SMALL GESTURES FROM BIG HANDS”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Cord Moreski

True Believer  for Alicia Purpura It’s quite an honor  catching you in the act ducking out  of another crowded party  in the wee hours of the morning  road soda in one hand  handlebar in the other  riding gracefully  down the sidewalk  singing, “East Coast! Fuck You!”