VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dan Holt

Mini Bike You had this mini bike with an engine the size of a lawnmower It sounded like a chain saw buzzing up and down the street The one time I rode it the fucking thing shot out from under me when I hit the accelerator and smashed into a tree Your dad drained allContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dan Holt”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: George Schaefer

WHEN THE WRONG GIRL GETS PISSED OFF BY A POEM I was talking to this young lady I know and she was really pissed off about a poem I wrote about getting laid in the back seat of an old ’73 Buick LeSabre I didn’t see why this one poem in particular was so upsettingContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: George Schaefer”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Lori A. Minor

wellness class my water bottle hides the vodka Mind Eraser she hides my drink until I’m sober golf major he skips a round just to fuck me hot girl summer covered in sweat from Gaga’s new hit

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Merritt Waldon

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Christian Garduno

Chili in Heaven God was busy doing a myriad of things,as God normally is,but on this particular day,God was making his trademark “white boy chili”and was especially distracted-& you know what?He sneezed from the powder, for one split second,and he actually created the same snowflake twiceHe looked at it-looked at it again and saidI knowContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Christian Garduno”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter

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”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Amrita Valan

Digital Millenials When Push Comes to Shove Ants let loose To crawl from paper To screens. Digital millennials Thought Words Became manifest. A love fest An Arab Springs revival Not massacre at Tiananmen square. Not killing fields of Cambodia. Now we are doing Palestine On Instant coffee, addictive, And insubstantial. Israel is also real. See?Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Amrita Valan”

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…”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Alex Z. Salinas

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”