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: Merritt Waldon

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:BEDROOM ANATOMY LESSONS

OUR NEW SPRING ANTHOLOGY is getting prepped for a mid March/April release date. LOVE, SEX, ROMANCE…everything you dread. Bedroom antics, sexual musings, paranormal erotica of a questionable taste. What did you ultimately learn about yourself? Was it worth it or just a toxic trance? Every quarter DFP will be releasing a thematic anthology and BEDROOMContinue reading “CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:BEDROOM ANATOMY LESSONS”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Milenko Županović

Visions of Immortality In the dark valley, the tears of the faithful, on the bloody rock on the night of the resurrection, the Son of God, prayers on the eternal fire. The blue dome, the Sistine in the Bay of Saints in the moonlight in the fog of remembrance, the bells of Christians on theContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Milenko Županović”

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”

Romancing the Bone

What? You wanted something more classy? This is Dumpster Fire Press and even though you should be reading about OCTOPI FROM THE SKY right now…UNFINISHED SKELETONS is what happened to get through first via the limbo of corporate bureaucracy… but alas here we are and what I can I say…there are skeletons and skeletons haveContinue reading “Romancing the Bone”

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”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Harry McNabb

The Hope-Crusher When you go from being a boy to being a young man, you start to find girls very interesting. I was thinking this as I walked around the Brick Gardens student apartments on Halloween. I had selected Brick Gardens before the semester because I thought that sharing an apartment with 3 other studentsContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Harry McNabb”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Alicia Mathias

BEWITCH hearts dip  into death      just  for a taste, a reprieve from breath, yet now  they are lost. skulls flicker         with obsession flirt hard with silence, to end its ache. all our burning             questions never had  the answer; were only  distractions from the fact, that timeContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Alicia Mathias”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE:Christian Garduno

Saint Jerome’s Blues It’s travelling to my heartand the diagnosis, it doesn’t look goodIt’s melting into my veinsand the prognosis, it doesn’t look good I crawled my way to Saint Jeromehe gave me a carafe of red and sent me stumbling homeAnd the next time I see Saint JeromeI’m going to crack his heart ofContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE:Christian Garduno”