VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kappa Waugh

Benedictus Benedictine in a tiny bottle, tongue in, tongue out, mooning, dreaming, face of the boy who’d borrowed a dollar last week, but won’t speak to her now. She slips her fingers past her waistband, a new face, the man who fingered her five years ago during  that movie The Nun’s Story.  Audrey Hepburn’s faceContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kappa Waugh”

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: Steven Dee Kish

Bad Friends I flip open my zippo lighter…flick …flick… The orange flame lights my Kent cigarette; the smell of tobacco fills the air. I grab a church key and open a bottle of beer. I’m drowning my sorrows with booze; it soothes my parched throat. Half buzzed; I take a stroll to MY community center.Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Steven Dee Kish”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter

These Days.  Yes, I’m afraid it’s me, And this is you now, Well I’ll be.  A detached house, attached husband, Two kids, a new surname.  A brand-new Audi. Your face was a picture, when you realised  I, wasn’t working with the removal men. It was mine the stuff they were moving into the new house.Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter”

BEDROOM ANATOMY LESSONS

Dumpster Fire Press is proud to present the release of our first 2022 anthology SEX! SEX! SEX! Erotica of all sorts, lessons learned in and outside of the bedroom? Was it a tragic romance or just another illusionary lust trance? Maybe there’s even a hint of someone NOT getting laid with even some paranormal romanceContinue reading “BEDROOM ANATOMY LESSONS”

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”

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”