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”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Davette Stout

ALTHOUGH I’VE NEVER MET HIM I can feel his pain deeply Hidden within his heart Which only pumps with Blood as dark as coal While his soul is being torn apart By demons of the past Hoping to never let him see The light that will slowly Kill them all.

ECHOES ACROSS THE ATLANTIC

Try as one might to say something to clever in a press release…it’s not going to happen with a work of this magnitude which speaks quite well for itself… From out of Nigeria, we are honored to present the poetry of John “The Apostle” Chinaka Onyeche in the hopes the reader will learn, further theContinue reading “ECHOES ACROSS THE ATLANTIC”

THE FIRE KEEPS GOING

Our first volume of VOICES FROM THE FIRE for 2022 has been released! Dumpster Fire Press enters 2022 with our latest eclectic volume of VOICES FROM THE FIRE assembled from the official VOICES FROM THE FIRE blog via dumpsterfirepress.com featuring: poets, writers, and artists from here, there, and everywhere in-between going to places familiar andContinue reading “THE FIRE KEEPS GOING”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Leah Mueller

The Great Reset Fuck trigger warnings  and the new normal. Give me danger. Late-night  standing ride between train cars: our sweaty hands clutched side chains to avoid falling onto the tracks. Pre-dawn drunk beside the lake: insistent police spotlights  swept the sand after the beach closed  for the evening.  We hid bottles under shirts, asContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Leah Mueller”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Rob Azevedo

Sticks Scratching In The Sand The lessons are thereboxed in letters and windsymbols of flightand mightand wandering lustthis weightless destinythis excusable existenceeach undistinguishablefrom the nextwe pride ourselves in timeon lifeon the waves in which we crestas we float on white capsbellowing and bustlingand bursting at the seamstrying to define our energyour needy criesour searching prideandContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Rob Azevedo”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Duane Vorhees

THE POSTMORTEM Your doom and your disappearanceare but two of death’s deceptions. You won’t ride with the Valkyries or be served by any houris. Don’t expect balance and feather, an accounting in a ledger, an inquisition by angels, the companionship of sages. You’ll have no Hell/karma/Heaven —judgment’s privileged to the living. Your remains are genesContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Duane Vorhees”

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: Rob Azevedo

YOU OWN ME Aching to taste the heel of your foot,your crumpled brow,the lineage of your stamina,I wrangle my mightand set forthunrepentant, unmade, unwashedand crowd my mind withthe blowing scent ofbrowning thighsthat shine and tumbleon slippery ground,whipping down hard on myelectric loins,our tongues tied like rat tails,tangled and swollen,deserted by starry skies,digested by lust,exposed withContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Rob Azevedo”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Catfish McDaris

Dear Poet,  Sorry, but my Russian Wolfhound, Dostoyevsky ate and defecated all the submissions for Issue #3 the smell and smear damn near killed me. Was your poem about catching your brother cornholing his buddy while watching Andy Griffith? Or was it the one about Sandpaper Sally, the chick with scabs in her vagina? OrContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Catfish McDaris”