VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dillinger

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: S.A. Gerber

Coffee We met  for coffee.  I had  No intention  of hitting  on her.  I was   married and  her husband  was doing  time for  some kind  of telemarket-  ing fraud.  Besides, she  has… rumor  has it…  f—ed most  of the   boys in  the Buddha  Garden poetry  reading group.  She hosted  this group  and was  now droning Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: S.A. Gerber”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Howie Good

Moments Like This Never Last A recorded message assures me for what seems the twentieth time that my call is important. I want wings made of eyes before the hold music returns – “Winter” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.” Somewhere in the future, a frighteningly cadaverous woman in blue scrubs who says her name is AprilContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Howie Good”

Sweet Smell of Success…

Sometimes it doesn’t always smell so sweet…in fact sometimes it isn’t even successful…and there’s humor to be found there among the tragedy of it all and perhaps a bit of hope to salvage the mess but isn’t that why we dream and what happens when those dreams come during the dead time of being awake?Continue reading “Sweet Smell of Success…”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: J.C. HAWKES

I Am A Poet What does that  even mean —— It suggests I -> might be a god but I do not think I am a god.  Am I shaman –  journeying and healing the tribe  I don’t think I’ve healed myself –  (let alone anyone  – else).  I listen to the Melvins – TheyContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: J.C. HAWKES”

PUNKY DILLINGER…ART DIRECTOR

Yeah we never thought we’d see Dillinger with such a distinguished title either but as we navigate through whatever the hell we’re doing as it expands into wherever and whatever hell it’s mutating into it became necessary to shift some of the editorial duties over and give Dillinger a distinguished title to make for theContinue reading “PUNKY DILLINGER…ART DIRECTOR”

FROM THE EDITOR: SUPPORT

One of my favorite books we put out here at Dumpster Fire Press is a series of time lapsed flash-fictions by Efe Tusder…UNFINISHED SKELETONS… It is one of the most creative books concieved, written and with Tusder’s permission madly designed by the DFP crew. Efe Tusder is as mad about the counter-culture narrative as weContinue reading “FROM THE EDITOR: SUPPORT”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: M.A. Blickley & Zoe Anastassiou

Mother’s Milk My lips tremble as if I am about to cry. Please let your mother’s milk steel me against the animal I become when my brain confuses intellectual arousal with physical pleasure.  Why do I nurse wounds that flow from the expectations of others?  Sometimes it feels like I’m the suckling of a TinContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: M.A. Blickley & Zoe Anastassiou”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Roz Washington

As the Waves of our Entities intermingles Sounds through the waters of the cosmos beckons our Minds, thus a light tint of Violet glows in our circumference… Drawn into each other Graceful Glances of Sparkling thoughts passed between us… The Universe feels Infinite there’s a definite connection… the Moonlight’s reflection passing Glistening ideas of arrangedContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Roz Washington”

St. Augustine POETFEST

St. Augustine, FL – This year for National Poetry Month (April) Ancient City Poets have partnered with the English Department of Flagler College and the St. Johns Cultural Council to present a day-long celebration of creative writing and reciting on Saturday April 9th, the day after the Henry Rollins spoken word tour stop at theContinue reading “St. Augustine POETFEST”