VOICES FROM THE FIRE: S.R. Malone

The Purgatory Gate I Skies crackled overhead. Was it lightning or something of fouler origins? Unsure, he nudged the iron visor from his eyes. Never before had he witnessed such deviancy from the greys and blues of the skies above, save for the melting pinks that bled into winter mornings above the village. Now theContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: S.R. Malone”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Duncan

Fedora window arteries of black rain  stream through red apoplectic  lights of neon and bitter halogen  where the moonlight dies reaching  for empty holsters, guns gone,  carried away by the hands of the clock,  hour of agony in this office overlooking  34th Street, rain and chaos, knots of taxis, umbrellas like beetles scurry to subwayContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Duncan”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kristen DiLandro

Little failures everywhere Black bulbs the size of pin heads germinate below the translucent layer of skin. Like clockwork, they grow thick, sharp sprouts reaching toward the sun. This coarse overgrowth reminds me how long it’s been since I’ve wielded a razor. No skirt today. Covering the legs is easy. But out in the open,Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kristen DiLandro”

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”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Merritt Waldon

For Ferlinghetti__3/6/2021 Sitting in beige bar stool higher than the desk Realizing a long with a great poet that I too Have not lain with beauty all my life Although beauty is everything, all of it; The great mysterious sonata in one fell swoop Never dying yet lying apart the multiple tones Of home &Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Merritt Waldon”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dillinger

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”

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”