FROM THE EDITOR

Yeah, you know the piece of trash who runs this press and website? As we still wait for Amazon to approve publication of CHILDHOOD’S END the year end anthology from DFP encompassing the TWILIGHT OF THE SUPERHUMANS and WAITING FOR LUCY concepts, I’d like to explain how and most definitely why things are going toContinue reading “FROM THE EDITOR”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dillinger

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”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter

What do I Miss? Your first kiss?My last hit?Which of youDo I most miss?As time goes onNo easier to say,life has taken the choice away.But I know that she lies in wait for meMy arms wait patiently,Love with harm and Sharp kissSteals the memory of the one I miss. Repugnant You, repulsive, repugnant, revolting junkie,HereContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Merritt Waldon

what sup bitch-lips

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Paul Warren

Drainage for angels

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ryan Quinn Flanagan

First in Class He showed up early that morning. Sat in his usual chair at the back of the class. Beside the periodic table on the wall with all those initials and never any explanation. He opened a book from the library and pretended to be reading. People reading always seemed like they were pretendingContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ryan Quinn Flanagan”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lacy

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jonathan Bracker

Bucolic Favorite names of men, for me, Are “Jeremy” and “Timothy.” I’ve a CD of birds in the wild On which clearly as clear can be One dude reiterates its name: “Jeremy Thatcher, Jeremy Thatcher,” Pauses briefly, then Double-states again. In my mind I see a former Female Prime Minister of Great Britain. Timothy?  Timothy’sContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jonathan Bracker”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lee Johnson

Poets Out of Service (V6) Like a full-service gas station or postal service workers displaced, racing to Staples retail for employment against the rules of labor, poets are out of business nowadays, you know. Who carries a loose change in their pockets? Who tosses loose coins in their car ashtray anymore? iPhones, smartphones, life is aContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lee Johnson”