VOICES FROM THE FIRE: László Aranyi

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VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Morley Cacoethes

Pebbles of Desolation X Beechnut gum from my tobacco pouch dusts these pitiful pulp magazines. Ol’ Morley  waiting south to read, viewing southward,  the papers and pencils and the heights  wilt able in one day. My poor endeavoring  human desk at which I sit so often during  the day. I wave to all those snowyContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Morley Cacoethes”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

Piano Recital

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: Ethan Goffman

One Man’s Trash As I emptied the trash, a trove of glasses slipped into the garbage bag’s gaping mouth.  “Hey,” I asked my wife, “have you thrown out my old glasses”?  “They were just sitting in a heap,” she said. “Some of them must have been decades old.” It was true, I had left themContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ethan Goffman”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Emalisa Rose

The pipedream of permanence These rocks wear our names in a pipedream of permanence. Yet somewhere we’ve buried our cabernet moon, our clinking of glasses, rhyme over reason. The sun steals our shadow. I sent you two poems, penned in the frenzy of midnight and madness; our signatures linked in the marquise’s italics. Turnaround/turnaround. TheContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Emalisa Rose”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Paul Warren

Any Given Day

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison

Litany for Jarret Keene Jarret can I ask you a question? Well more like a few questions. Have you written any poems lately? And if so, have you written any poems about pickles recently? What about tighty-whities? Do you have any poems about potted soil I could borrow? Have you ever written poems about dry,Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison”