Cobalt Poets: broadsides


For each of our featured readers we publish a broadside featuring one of their poems. We do this to compensate our featured readers for their time because we: a) think it's a cool thing to do, b) don't have any money to pay our featured readers, and c) feel funny about passing the tip hat around. We hope you'll download the digital broadsides and, during the live readings, tip the featured poet via PayPal or Venmo.


Once, While Disemboweling the Chicken
by Isabella DeSendi
published July 16, 2024

by Joaquín Zihuatanejo
published July 9, 2024

Peace Initiative: Turtles on the Tarmac
by Jan Steckel
published June 18, 2024

The Après Garde
by Jimmy Jazz
published June 11, 2024

A Pear
by Javeria Hasnain
published June 4, 2024

Livin' in a Dream
by Cozzy Coz
published May 28, 2024

A New Truth
by Kerry Cox
published May 14, 2024

by Martin Jago
published May 7, 2024

by Ray Jane
published April 30, 2024

Lost In Translation
by Jubi Arriola-Headley
published April 16, 2024

Sooooo um yeah,
what’s been new with you?

by CP Maze
published April 9, 2024

by Tamara Hattis
published April 2, 2024

Speaking of Birds
by Gray Brian Thomas
published March 26, 2024

Yellow off the Bone
by Lynda La Rose
published March 19, 2024

by Donny Jackson
published March 12, 2024

Mid Century
by Dion O'Reilly
published March 5, 2024

by Scott Ferry
published February 27, 2024

How the Desert Got Its Cactus
by Ashia Ajani
published February 20, 2024

Cruise City Jackson Lake
by Garland Thompson
published February 13, 2024

Albuquerque Tears Follow Me Down
by Lenora-Rain Lee Good
published February 6, 2024

At the Corner of Fantasy and Main
by Matt Mason
published January 30, 2024

My Freeway City
by Antonieta Villamil
published January 23, 2024

First Friday – Penn Avenue, January 2020
by James Croal Jackson
published January 16, 2024

Somewhere With The Phantom of Love
by Paul Body
published January 9, 2024

What to Say When a Certain Kind of Man
Begs for His Life

by Laura Ruby
published January 2, 2024

chasing the elusive 6:43
by Martin Parker
published December 19, 2023

Still Life With Christ, Aromatics
by Leslie Sainz
published December 12, 2023

Pray Thee to Anacreon in Heaven
(A Green Stained Knee)

by GT Foster
published December 5, 2023

Not the End of Poetry
by Lana Hechtman Ayers
published November 28, 2023

My iPhone Screen Reflects the Sunlight
by Angelica Whitehorne
published November 21, 2023

Feeling for a Vein
by Rich Boucher
published November 14, 2023

by Melinda Palacio
published November 7, 2023

diaspora sonnett
by José Felipe Alvergue
published October 24, 2023

by Jasmine Elizabeth Smith
published October 17, 2023

Neurodiversity Sequence
by Sigrid Saradunn
published October 10, 2023

Ebb and Flow
by Jeff Bettger
published October 3, 2023

The Voices of the World
by Vayl Larkin
published September 26, 2023

Freezer Burn
by tano rubio
published September 19, 2023

Capitalism or The Guy Who
Ate a $120,000 Banana in an Art Museum
Says He Was Just Hungry

by Hollie Hardy
published September 12, 2023

the listening ground
by john compton
published September 5, 2023

by Denise K. Lajimodiere
published August 29, 2023

The Day the Vests Played Ball
by David A. Romero
published August 22, 2023

Galactic Architect
by Hélène Cardona
published August 15, 2023

I Am Everything I've
Ever Thrown Away

by Jeffrey Bryant
published August 8, 2023

by L. Rodriguez
published August 1, 2023

by Catherine Daly
published July 25, 2023

A NorthEastern Star
by David Judah Oliver
published June 27, 2023

set to smolder
by Elyse Hart
published June 20, 2023

The Scar
by George Bilgere
published June 13, 2023

the flower
by Sunayna Pal
published June 6, 2023

They Say It’s Better to Have Loved and Lost
Than to Never Have Loved at All

by Noah Arhm Choi
published May 30, 2023

The company of women
by Fred Dodsworth
published May 16, 2023

Embroidering Memories
by Taneesh Kaur
published May 9, 2023

by Frank Báez
published May 2, 2023

Inner City With Father
by Shahé Mankerian
published April 25, 2023

Liquid Light
by Shawna + The Light
published April 18, 2023

The Malingerer Goes to the Movies,
by Scott Norman Rosenthal
published April 11, 2023

Passing Notes
by Derek Brown
published March 28, 2023

Ice Breaker
by Bryn Wickerd
published March 21, 2023

Day of the Green Man (for Solstice)
by Robt O'Sullivan
published March 14, 2023

When the Poem Stands Me Up,
by Gina Tranisi
published March 7, 2023

Poem For A Tattooed Girl
by George Hammons
published February 28, 2023

by Shonda Buchanan
published February 21, 2023

Perfection: An Ars Poetica
by Michael Dylan Welch
published February 14, 2023

To be brave, I look to the daffodil
by Susan Nguyen
published February 7, 2023

Presences, Actions, Scars
by Darius Atefat-Peckham
published January 31, 2023

Seaglass Strange
by Red O'Hare
published January 24, 2023

Existential Baptism
by Nick Paleologos
published January 17, 2023

You, In Short Bursts
by Christian Perfas
published January 10, 2023

Jazz Origin Self
by A.K. Toney
published January 3, 2023

Vine Street
by Layla Lenhardt
published December 20, 2022

I'm With You in Walled Gardens
by Damien Rucci
published December 13, 2022

The Moon
by Chloe Martinez
published December 6, 2022

It matters not
by Rawle James
published November 29, 2022

by Ruth Madievsky
published November 22, 2022

the open microphone Jack of Poets
by C.C. Arshagra
published November 15, 2022

Gayuma California
by Phynne-Belle
published November 8, 2022

Each Lover, A Poem
by Eric DeVaughnn
published November 1, 2022

by Robbi Nester
published October 25, 2022

Your Eyes Are Seacolor but Do You Remember
by Carla Sameth
published October 18, 2022

If I were to turn myself into a poem
by Briana Muñoz
published October 11, 2022

I Am A Jar Pickled With Riddles
by Zomkhonto
published September 27, 2022

Betty, Poolside
by Nancy Murphy
published September 20, 2022

Ombra mai fu
by Eike Waltz
published September 13, 2022

A Poet's Joy
by Jennifer Elise Wang
published September 6, 2022

Oh! The Love & The Pain
by essa may ranapiri
published August 30, 2022

by Angélique Jamail
published August 23, 2022

Cardboard Sleds
by Rick Christiansen
published August 16, 2022

by Farnaz Fatemi
published August 9, 2022

Pluto's Lament
by Pankaj Khemka
published August 2, 2022

Before This Day
by J R Turek
published July 26, 2022

The Mayan Sun
by Iván Salinas
published July 19, 2022

Upon Hearing Sports Radio's
Dismissal of The Aging Closer

by BJ Ward
published June 28, 2022

Doomed Warrior
by T. A. Niles
published June 14, 2022

Esther Wigotski
by Linda Ravenswood
published June 7, 2022

My Father Transformed By Dying
by Dick Westheimer
published May 31, 2022

You are a Thought
by Unmesh Mohitkar
published May 17, 2022

It Creeps Back In
by Patricia Smith
published May 10, 2022

How Many Hands Does the Trout Have?
by Lannie Stabile
published May 3, 2022

When I'm 85
by Roger Funston
published April 26, 2022

by Teresa Mei Chuc
published April 19, 2022

by Roya Marsh
published April 12, 2022

by Peter J. Harris
published April 5, 2022

Hunter's Moon
by Kelli Russell Agodon
published March 29, 2022

A Body of Work
by Kevin Prufer
published March 22, 2022

by Noor Hindi
published March 15, 2022

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Dimitri Reyes
published March 8, 2022

For the Attenuated
by Beverly Voigt
published March 1, 2022

Babble On Children
by Lance Dean
published February 22, 2022

If You Fancy Someone
by Kemyln Tan Bappe
published February 15, 2022

Daedalus' Quill
by Julian Matthews
published February 8, 2022

Aubade Without You
by Erin Elizabeth Smith
published February 1, 2022

Falling Free
by Bryan Franco
published January 25, 2022

After the Explosion
by Laurel Blossom
published January 18, 2022

by Molly Gaudry
published January 11, 2022

A day on Venus is longer than a year on Venus
by Hao Guang Tse
published January 4, 2022

Oil Spill
by Deborah P Kolodi
published December 21, 2021

She fucked me with punctuation
by Sean Mahoney
published December 14, 2021

Ode to the Orange Tree
by Karla Cordero
published December 7, 2021

That Summer That Year During The Heat Wave
by Hayan Charara
published November 30, 2021

Water Is the Body
by Heidi Kasa
published November 23, 2021

Going Home
by Ron Kolm
published November 16, 2021

Rancid Waters
by Asia Renee
published November 9, 2021

My Belly is a Buddhist
by Dig Wayne
published November 2, 2021

We Are the Dinosaur
by Bob Holman
published October 26, 2021

Infinitesimal Stars
by Sophia Falco
published October 19, 2021

American Steel
by Paul Corman-Roberts
published October 12, 2021

My Creative Spirit
by Eileen Carole
published October 5, 2021

i love you to the moon &
by Chen Chen
published September 28, 2021

Urban Renewal
by Diane Funston
published September 21, 2021

A Crow at Noon
by George Wylie
published September 14, 2021

by Lynda V. E. Crawford
published September 7, 2021

No Enemies
by Jimmy Santiago Baca
published August 31, 2021

How to Match the Sky
by Kendal Hoeft
published August 24, 2021

Postcard from a Splashdown
by Salvatore Roseo
published August 17, 2021

by Ryka Aoki
published August 10, 2021

No Note
by Lee Knight Jr.
published July 20, 2021

Family Traditions
by Paul Richmond
published July 6, 2021

by Sharon Smith-Knight
published June 29, 2021

Harriet Tubman's Email to Master
by Truth Thomas
published June 22, 2021

Tea at Topkapi Palace, Istanbula
by Kath Abela Wilson and Nia
published June 15, 2021

I Only Came For the Poetry
by Crystophver R
published June 8, 2021

A Quick Missive
by Katerina Canyon
published June 1, 2021

Sweet Soliloquy
by Prince A. McNally
published May 25, 2021

Lesson #73
by Judith Camann
published May 18, 2021

Love on High
by Christopher T. George
published May 11, 2021

Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin Album Cover
by Teri Ellen Cross Davis
published May 4, 2021

Clocked In Still Starving
by Tongo Eisen-Martin
published April 27, 2021

by Julianna McCarthy
published April 20, 2021

This Sentence
by Lob
published April 13, 2021

by Mariko Kitakubo
published April 6, 2021

Russia's Poets
by Ramón García
published March 30, 2021

by Linda Singer
published March 23, 2021

Tiger Tamer
by Michael G. Hickey
published March 16, 2021

American Soldier
by Amber Moss
published March 9, 2021

A Lesson for the Impatience in Me
by Hiram Sims
published March 2, 2021

by Trish Hopkinson
published February 23, 2021

Eden Now and Then
by Ron Koertge
published February 16, 2021

Along the Border
by Jasminne Mendez
published February 9, 2021

by Alejandro Jimenez
published February 2, 2021

I Want to Eat Bugs With You Underground
by Julie Danho
published January 26, 2021

Dilettante Zen Poem
by Jon Wesick
published January 19, 2021

Children Caged Away
by Martina Robles Gallegos
published January 12, 2021

by James Coats
published January 5, 2021

by Lynne Bronstein
published December 29, 2020

Treat me like a prayer
by Ben Pagliaro
published December 22, 2020

Do I Like the Way the Movie Ended?
by Amy Uyematsu
published December 15, 2020

What is the Sound
by Ken Scott
published December 8, 2020

prayer beads
by Cheryl Latif
published December 1, 2020

The Hidden Lessons of This Art
by Taylor Mali
published November 24, 2020

From Poscards from Where I Live
by liz gonzález
published November 17, 2020

by LeVan D. Hawkins
published November 10, 2020

by Tara Elliott
published November 3, 2020

D e c a f!
by Chris Vannoy
published October 27, 2020

Tha Mi Duilich
by Karen Scott
published October 20, 2020

As If Remembering
by Marvin Dorsey
published October 13, 2020

by Susana H. Case
published October 6, 2020

The Rod of Asclepius:
Two of Cups

by Jonathan Penton
published September 29, 2020

The Power of a Prefix
by Lisbeth Coiman
published September 22, 2020

When Asked Where I Would Put
the Remains of My Worst Year

by Alex Dang
published September 15, 2020

Broken Seconds
by Hanna Pachman
published September 8, 2020

Awake at Night in the Forest
by Nathan D. Horowitz
published September 1, 2020

False Fruit
by Nancy Agabian
published August 25, 2020

No Common Ground
by Micah Bournes
published August 18, 2020

by Sarah Kobrinsky
published August 11, 2020

The Target Shoots Back
by Chibbi
published August 4, 2020

by Lynne Thompson
published July 28, 2020

Eating Fried Chicken While
Wearing a Face Mask

by John Dorsey
published July 21, 2020

Short Poem
by Martina Reisz Newberry
published July 14, 2020

Changing History
by Ideas Aubrey
published July 7, 2020

The American Carrying a
Broken Clock in Tokyo Again

by Richard Brautigan
published June 30, 2020

by Luis J. Rodriguez
published June 23, 2020

12:01 Covid-19
by Ruth Christopher
published June 16, 2020

12:01 AM
by Joshua Corwin
published June 9, 2020

Cloud Gods
by Thelma T. Reyna
published June 2, 2020

To My Husband / Loving Elya
by Elya Braden and Jon Pearson
published May 26, 2020

by Keayva Mitchell
published May 19, 2020

Please Ask
by Arthur Kayzakian
published May 12, 2020

How the Affair with a Part of
an Unknown Woman Began

by Nicelle Davis
published May 5, 2020

The Miracle of the Flip-flops
by Ricardo Means Ybarra
published April 28, 2020

by Cynthia Alessandra Briano
published April 21, 2020

by Scott Charles
published April 14, 2020

Our Cabin
by Beth Marquez
published April 7, 2020

by Jason Chu
published March 24, 2020

On the First Full Moon Since I
Was Attacked by a Werewolf

by Alexandra Umlas
published March 24, 2020

Lotus Land Poems: Section XV
by J.R. Phillips
published December 16, 2014

Dear Carrot
by Paul Manchester
published December 9, 2014

by Jed Myers
published November 18, 2014

Thee Unkown
by Seanan Kenney
published November 11, 2014

by Stewart Mintzer
published November 4, 2014

by Maya Bornstein
published October 28, 2014

David Lister Versus the Remote
by Martin Ott
published October 21, 2014

Pattern Seekers
by Cecilia Polkinhorn
published October 14, 2014

by Diana Raab
published September 23, 2014

by Aaron Gardner
published September 16, 2014

Grow Up
by Jireh Ornelas Tavera
published September 9, 2014

You Make Water Look Good
by Karineh Mahdessian
published September 2, 2014

by Randy Cauthen
published August 26, 2014

Shut Your Pretty Mouth and Give Me Another Hit
by Nicole Alexandra
published August 12, 2014

by Matt Snyder
published July 29, 2014

The Tree at Night
by Ed Rosenthal
published July 22, 2014

The Murder Dubs Recycle
by Cassandra Dallett
published July 15, 2014

Water Drums
by Peter J. Harris
published July 1, 2014

just thought you'd like to know
by Xavier Cavazos
published June 24, 2014

In the Ocean of Nothingness
by Bill Mohr
published June 17, 2014

Weak End
by Jason Pinkerton
published June 10, 2014

I Want to Hear Her
by John Martinez
published June 3, 2014

by Jealinda Mills
published May 13, 2014

Cops and Robbers
by Kelly Grace Thomas
published May 6, 2014

by Vic Day
published April 29, 2014

For My Children
by Nikita Liza
published April 8, 2014

To be a Pocha or not to be
by Iris de Anda
published April 1, 2014

Change is Inevitable
by Juan Cardenas
published March 25, 2014

candy-coated complications
by Friday Lubina
published March 18, 2014

you look at me
by Svetlana Kaznachey
published March 11, 2014

by Traci Kato-Kiriyama
published February 25, 2014

by Jackson Wheeler
published February 18, 2014

The Era of Unsociables
by Darnel Young
published February 11, 2014

Night Lights
by Maggie Westland
published January 21, 2014

The Gallop of Grace
by Dayna Leslie Hodges
published January 14, 2014

Inking Jazz
by Urban Voodoo
published January 7, 2014

The Most Interesting Poet in the World
by Poetri
published December 17, 2013

Mr. Smith
by Patrice Mead
published December 10, 2013

Last Call
by Dane Baylis
published December 3, 2013

Lone in the Stars
by James B. Golden
published November 19, 2013

Ma's Tasty Stew
by Matt Gottesman
published November 12, 2013

Viking Ships in Los Angeles
by Brandon Brown
published November 5, 2013

A Comic Tragedy
by Joe Camhi
published October 29, 2013

A Lesson on Poverty
by Christian Lozada
published October 22, 2013

Phoenix Rising : Star Wars in Iambic Pentameter!
by John Landau
published October 15, 2013

I Stand
by M. Tease
published October 8, 2013

Mindless Space
by Daniel Austin Warren
published October 1, 2013

Done with Going Back to Sleep (Mud Crawlers)
by Eric Lyden
published September 24, 2013

An Old Soul
by Cara Rowen
published September 10, 2013

Back to Life
by Nicole Strafaci
published September 3, 2013

by Pete Justus
published August 27, 2013

Walk All Over You
by Alexis Rhone Fancher
published August 20, 2013

Make Change
by Jahpeto Illiade
published August 13, 2013

by Alexandra Hohmann
published August 6, 2013

I Want You
by Ariel Maccarone
published July 30, 2013

La Revolucion de los Artistas!
by lalo kikiriki
published July 22, 2013

Confessions of a Blogger
by Daniel Y. Harris
published June 25, 2013

by Marsha de la O
published June 18, 2013

by Jim Bolt
published June 11, 2013

Twin Light
by Beverly M. Collins
published June 4, 2013

The Waif
by Denis Mair
published May 21, 2013

Beatnik Femme Fatale III
by Chelsea Cohen
published May 14, 2013

Wicked Samurai in Cartoon Disguises
by Ryan Scott Nance
published May 7, 2013

by Daniel Romo
published April 23, 2013

Last Resort
by Marvin Jordan
published April 9, 2013

The Pirate Pig Speaks
by Just Kibbe
published April 2, 2013

Cloud Rider
by Judy Barrat
published March 12, 2013

Home for the Holidays
by Yasamin Safarzadeh
published February 26, 2013

George Clooney is in My Cubicle
by Randi Israelow
published February 19, 2013

Tell Them
by Dori Marler
published February 12, 2013

American Cliché
by Seth Michelson
published February 5, 2013

You know I love you
by Eric Tuazon
published January 29, 2013

by Sean Hill
published January 22, 2013

one slo comfortable screw up
against the wall with a bang

by Christian Alvarez
published October 30, 2012
released January 15, 2013

by Luivette Resto
published January 8, 2013

Time's Changing 84
by Danny Baker
published December 4, 2012

"The Hills are Alive" and "Failed 'Haiku D'etat'"
by Raundi Moore-Kondo and Deanne Brown
published November 27, 2012

Taxi Driver
by Mariano Zaro
published November 13, 2012

by Katherine Czerwinska
published November 6, 2012

paradise must dwell within us
before we may dwell within heaven

by Alicia Young
published August 7, 2012
released October 23, 2012

Myopia in the Afternoon
by Ruth Thompson
published October 16, 2012

Step Off
by Annie Avery
published October 9, 2012

The Tantric Orchard
by Marcellus the Poet
published October 2, 2012

The Tantric Orchard
by Doug Knott
published September 18, 2012

this file is corrupted
by J.P. Herrera
published September 11, 2012

Words from Razor Babes
by The Razor Babes
published August 28, 2012

Everything is Upside Down
by Kelly Giles
published August 21, 2012

Invitation to the Revolution
by Julio Rodriguez
published August 14, 2012

Malibu Fire
by Tamara Madison
published July 31, 2012

teetering talkative twinkling prerogative
by Monty Milhado
published July 24, 2012

Tongue Memoir
by Crystal Salas
published July 17, 2012

How The Phoenecians Invented Purple
by Yago S. Cura
published July 10, 2012

by Reverend Dave Wheeler
published June 19, 2012

LA is full of Pigs
by Matt Sedillo
published June 12, 2012

by Uriel Tovar
published June 5, 2012

year of solution
by Aby Kaupang
published May 22, 2012

by E.R. Sanchez
published May 15, 2012

From a Bar in Elizabeth, New Jersey
by Sharon Venezio
published May 8, 2012

Of the ten total wits, the only one missing is common sense
by Jessica Ceballos
published May 1, 2012

The Man Who Lost His Hair and Died Bleeding
by Richard Modiano
published April 24, 2012

The Tram
by Cedric Drake
published April 17, 2012

Erik Estrada
by James Maverick
published April 10, 2012

Beautiful Baggage
by Sumiko Braun
published April 3, 2012

Snippets from "How Dirty Girls Get Clean"
by Iris Berry, Jennifer Bradpiece,
Alice Carbone and Lisa Cherry
published March 27, 2012

Childhood Memories, As Related by Your Accountant
by Matt Devine
published March 20, 2012

Now She Floats
by Dig Wayne
published March 13, 2012

Balloon Score
by Jessica Houston
published March 6, 2012

Warm and Informed
by David McIntire
published February 28, 2012

Sleeping with the Fishes
by Adrian Wyatt
published February 21, 2012

by Jenifer Tener
published February 14, 2012

White Bones
by lord Abraham Greatson(deG.R.E.A.T.)
published February 7, 2012

The Jungle Tattoo
by Tresha Haefner
published January 31, 2012

by Rolland Vasin a.k.a. Vachine
published January 24, 2012

Fair Warning
by Raundi K. Moore-Kondo
published January 17, 2012

she gon'
by Conney Williams
published January 10, 2012

Sun Kissed
by Rebecca Gonzales
published January 3, 2012

by Norman Molesko
published December 13, 2011

300 Broadsides Broadside
published December 6, 2011

The Iceberg Theory
by Gerald Locklin
published December 6, 2011

The Black Guitar
by Ron Gregus
published November 29, 2011

by Daniel McGinn
published November 15, 2011

All Drains Lead to the Ocean
by Elena Secota
published November 1, 2011

You Remind Me of Someone
by Florence Weinberger
published October 25, 2011

But It's Solid Wood
by Paul Lieber
published October 18, 2011

Motown and Pancakes
by Annette Wong
published October 11, 2011

Room With Red Door
by Anthony Seidman
published October 4, 2011

Young Mother Not Guilty
by Dorothy Barresi
published September 27, 2011

Hollywood, North
by Kristoffer Huelgas
published September 20, 2011

I'm the soldier for you
by Angela Peñaredondo
published September 6, 2011

Torso Full of Bullets
by Leigh White
published August 30, 2011

Same Town, Different Lives
by Tim Pompey
published August 23, 2011

Singing the Cannonball to Sleep
by Stacy Gnall
published August 16, 2011

When the Devil Comes
by Rolando Ortiz
published August 9, 2011

A Learning Experience
by Paul Chandler
published August 2, 2011

Here’s what you do
by Mikel Weisser
published July 26, 2011

Poets for Sale
by Eric Lawson
published July 19, 2011

A Stirring Underfoot
by Mark Lipman
published July 12, 2011

On How to Become a Sandhill Crane
by Melissa F. Alvarado
published June 28, 2011

Old City Glamour
by Jessica M. Wilson
published June 21, 2011

That Whiskey Blue Sway
by Apryl Skies
published June 14, 2011

by Henry Mortensen
published June 7, 2011

Never Judge What God Has Brought to the Table
by Brenda Petrakos
published May 24, 2011

Inhabitants of the Cusp
by Nina Corwin
published May 17, 2011

by Cassandra Love
published May 10, 2011

Taj Mahal, America
by Mehnaz Turner
published May 3, 2011

Olive Oil
by Paul Suntup
published April 26, 2011

Los Angel[es]: El Ay
by Abel Salas
published April 12, 2011

My Wife's Tits
by Kevin Patrick Lee
published April 5, 2011

August 20, 2006 ~ 3:15 AM
by Danika Dinsmore
published March 29, 2011

The Science of Smoke
by Jack Bowman
published March 22, 2011

by Jeremy Quintero
published March 8, 2011

Urban Fragments
by Kalle Tompros
published March 1, 2011

Not the Beginning of Any Film
by Bruce Williams
published February 22, 2011

Thirteenth Child
by Erika Ayón
published February 15, 2011

How to Lie on a Bed of Nails
by Eric Morago
published February 8, 2011

Brown Water Blues
by F. Douglas Brown
published February 1, 2011

The Ballad of Zoe + Josh
by Susan Hayden
published January 18, 2011

when three makes like two & no one has won
by m.g. martin
published January 11, 2011

by Sarah Miller
published January 4, 2011

Once upon a time
by J.D. Glasscock
published December 28, 2010

The State Of California vs. Ex-Lover #17
by Pamela August Russell
published December 14, 2010

by Ana Reyes
published December 7, 2010

Evening Heat
by Yvonne de La Vega
published November 30, 2010

Cicado Canto
by Kevin Stack
published November 16, 2010

by Mende Smith
published November 2, 2010

by Wyatt Underwood
published October 26, 2010

Where I Miss You Most
by Lisa Cheby
published October 19, 2010

My Whole Life / Playboy
by Molly Kat and Justin Vinokur
published October 12, 2010

Boston Irish
by Frank Reardon
published October 5, 2010

by Jamey Hecht
published September 28, 2010

Some Kind of Wild
by Trish Falin
published September 21, 2010

Coca-Cola Is Guilt
by Brandon Cesmat
published September 14, 2010

Saw a Face in the Grain
by Nicholas Karavatos
published September 7, 2010

The Body
by Timothy Green
published August 31, 2010

In the Middle of the Night
by Eve Brandstein
published August 24, 2010

by Chelsea Bayouth
published August 17, 2010

I Don't Know Who Would Date You
With That Grease Under Your Nails
by Judi Smolker
published August 10, 2010

God's Painting
by Javier Covarrubias
published August 3, 2010

by Jason Hardung
published July 27, 2010

Adagio (excerpt)
by Bonnie Kaplan
published July 20, 2010

Dream-like New York Visit
by Marc Olmsted
published July 13, 2010

by Shae Sveniker
published June 29, 2010

the kids aren't all right
by MJ Taylor
published June 22, 2010

What Do I Know
by Jacqueline Tchakalian
published June 15, 2010

by Brett-Candace
published May 25, 2010

Rooster in the Night No. 2
by Gerard Sarnat
published May 18, 2010

Dude, You Ruined David Bowie For Me
by Hannah Wehr
published May 4, 2010

Meditatuib with Smoke and Flowers
by Oliver de la Paz
published April 27, 2010

Jealous c
by Frankie Salinas
published April 20, 2010

Trench Coats
by Jade Shames
published April 13, 2010

February 29th
by Michael Cluff
published April 6, 2010

That Advertisement Had
Absolutely No Effect On My

by David Morck
published March 23, 2010

Love Poem to a Private
by Leilani Squire
published March 16, 2010

The Alphabet of Now
by Ron Brown
published March 9, 2010

by Billy Burgos
published March 2, 2010

Red Room
by Alicia Adams
published February 23, 2010

by Sufi Ertur
published February 16, 2010

23 Erotic Dreams of Sarah Palin
by Kate Durbin
published February 2, 2010

by Michael O'Keefe
published January 26, 2010

by Conrad Romo
published January 12, 2010

Nothing Weaker Than Wine
by Scott A. Nicholson
published January 5, 2010

inexplicable walls – uncooperative roses
by Chiwan Choi
published December 15, 2009

Tallahatchie Lullabye, Baby
by Douglas Kearney
published December 8, 2009

Body Language
by Brian Tracy
published December 1, 2009

by Brooke Sprowl
published November 24, 2009

Thank You Henry Mancini
by Iris Berry
published November 10, 2009

To a Cherrystone Clam
by Bob Foster
published November 3, 2009

Tea Remedy
by Mary Torregrossa
published October 20, 2009

Zoology, or the Deathbed Conversion
of Mrs. Murray O'Hair

by Matthew Mars
published October 6, 2009

My Mind, Not Being Empty
by Brenda Yates
published September 15, 2009

when the big bomb drops
the last thing i want to smell
is sulfur & the soap you use

by Jaylee Alde
published September 8, 2009

The Moon Callas as I Pray
by Chrystine Julian
published September 1, 2009

For the Babies
by Sandra Hunter
published August 18, 2009

Inviting a Friend to Dinner
by Charlotte Innes
published August 11, 2009

200 Broadsides Broadside
published August 4, 2009

PsychoBabEL 3
by J. Sabrina McGuire
published August 4, 2009

Ode to 7-Eleven
by Alex M. Frankel
published July 21, 2009

TuPak Shakur
by Cody Todd
published July 14, 2009

Conjure Your Demons
by A. Razor
published July 7, 2009

by Georgia Jones-Davis
published June 16, 2009

Things I Say
by Erik Haber
published June 9, 2009

by Elijah Kellogg
published June 2, 2009

Electric Wire
by Bryan Sanders
published May 19, 2009

It's Not That Serious
by Robsol Pinkett
published May 12, 2009

Parking Meter, Los Angeles
by Felice Austin
published May 5, 2009

The Diving Horses of Atlantic City
by Jonathan Klages
published April 21, 2009

Walt Whitman's Beard
by S.A. Griffin
published April 14, 2009

Walking With the Spirits
by Hart D. Fisher
published March 31, 2009

by Kathleen Lohr
published March 17, 2009

Pagan Holiday
by F. Albert Salinas
published March 3, 2009

Dear Reader, I don't Trust You
by Eric Morago
published March 3, 2009

by Matt McGee
published February 17, 2009

A Firework With Tired Wings
by Nick Macedo
published February 10, 2009

by Robert Juarez
published February 3, 2009

5:28am in Los Angeles
by Corrie Greathouse
published January 20, 2009

Due South
by Dawn O'Leary
published January 13, 2009

Daily Practice
by Dorian Baucum
published January 6, 2009

Falling Up
by Beth Cheng
published December 16, 2008

by Michael Roberts
published December 9, 2008

A Thousand Unridden White Horses
by Rafael Alvarado
published December 2, 2008

House Broken
by Jawanza Dumisani
published November 18, 2008

Vomiting For God
by Don Kingfisher Campbell
published November 11, 2008

Fingertips aka (the baby one)
by Erin Elizabeth Baird
published November 4, 2008

How to Stay Moist and Fertile
by Fernando Castro
published October 21, 2008

July 4th
by Mark Jampole
published October 14, 2008

Caught Between Friends and Benefits
by Xochitl-Julisa
published October 7, 2008

Nocturnal Disposition
by Saria Idana
published September 16, 2008

The Politics of Wanting
by Kate Buckley
published April 22, 2008
Released September 2, 2008

Katrina Song
by Jamie O'Halloran
published August 19, 2008

The History of Restoration: Grief Mask
by Elena Karina Byrne
published August 12, 2008

Can't Touch Bottom
by Jon Epstein
published August 5, 2008

Owning a Dallas
by Dallas Roberts
published July 8, 2008

Now that I am Quit of Bulls
by Mark Beaver
published June 17, 2008

by Amber Tamblyn
published June 3, 2008

Parable of the Plumber
by Lisa Marie Sandoval
published May 20, 2008

by Tali Stein
published May 13, 2008

Mr. Viced Honest
by Mike Daily
published May 6, 2008

On Avoiding Stendhal Syndrome
by Ellaraine Lockie
published April 29, 2008

Nothing is Certain But the Body
by Mitchell Untch
published April 15, 2008

Letter to Anne Sexton
by Carrie Seitzinger
published April 1, 2008

Sangre Ardiente
by reina alejandra prado
published March 18, 2008

Beirut Blues
by Armine Iknadossian
published March 4, 2008

carmen meets pancho villa & lalo guerrero
by Don Newton
published February 19, 2008

The Roses
by Gabrielle Mittelbach
published February 12, 2008

The boxer who doesn't hear the bell
by Eric Steineger
published February 5, 2008

by Rob Evans
published January 22, 2008

The Oldest Street in Town
by Jennifer Lively
published January 15, 2008

From Saddle Peak
by Hilda Weiss
published December 11, 2007

A Woman With a Chameleon on Her Hat
by Suzanne Lummis
published December 4, 2007

Plant Sanctuary
by Carine Topal
published November 20, 2007

Destined to be Unfinished
by Jonathan Knell
published November 13, 2007

Oh, India
by Peggy Dobreer
published November 6, 2007

cigarettes and me
by Rob Sturma AKA Ratpack Slim
published October 16, 2007

Dancing with Dad
by Theresa
published October 9, 2007

Strange Flesh
by Michelle Bitting
published October 2, 2007

Beating Balaam's Ass
by Timothy Green
published September 18, 2007

Noho Nigger
by Radomir Luza
published September 11, 2007

by Paul Koenig
published September 4, 2007

by Mani Suri
published August 21, 2007

Lessons in Women's Studies
by Annette Sugden
published August 7, 2007

by Russell Salamon
published July 17, 2007

The Night of Truth
by CaLokie
published July 10, 2007

el cajon boulevard at moonrise
by Max Kaisler
published July 3, 2007

Laundry Ride on Bus 11
by Ambika Talwar
published June 19, 2007

Self Examination with Binoculars
by Arlan Mitnick
published June 12, 2007

Ceaseless Greasepaint in Combat Stance
by Ken Jones
published June 5, 2007

by Dennis Cruz
published May 15, 2007

by Eric Howard
published February 13, 2007
Released May 8, 2007

Visitation Night
by Pam Ward
published May 1, 2007

Poetry, It's All Good
by Brenda Petrakos
published April 17, 2007

a gargoyle on tuesday
by Marie Lecrivain
published April 10, 2007

How To Grow Up Anti-War
by Jane Cassady
published March 20, 2007

I would be Scheherazade
by Lady G
published March 13, 2007

And While You're At It
by Franceye
published March 6, 2007

Marbelized Cheese
by Carmen Vega
published February 20, 2007

by Raindog RD Armstrong
published February 6, 2007

She Said
by George McDonald
published January 16, 2007

by Douglas Richardson
published December 19, 2006

Celebrate The Geek
by A.J. Shayin
published December 12, 2006

by Beth Ruscio
published December 5, 2006

Attack of the Pod People
by Damien Stednitz
published November 14, 2006

The Image of My Father
by Emil Brikha
published November 7, 2006

by Bruna Mori
published October 17, 2006

The Space Between Things
by Kevin Patrick Sullivan
published October 3, 2006

What the Plumber Wants, What the Plumber Needs
by Jim Ruland
published September 19, 2006

why lemon water?
by Jason Brain
published September 12, 2006

Oh Wicked, Wicked
by Amelie Frank
published September 5, 2006

Every Now is Everything
by Rich Ferguson
published August 15, 2006

Adam's Eden
by Manuel Gallego
published August 8, 2006

This Precise Desire
by Rachel Kann
published August 1, 2006

Caes Odenburg's "Soft Thinker"
by Robert Wynne
published July 25, 2006

by Danielle Grilli
published July 18, 2006

Pacific Surfliner
by Jamie Asaye FitzGerald
published June 20, 2006

Instead of Goodbye
by Jerry Beale
published June 13, 2006

by Carlye Archibeque
published June 6, 2006

There is Such a Thing
by Stan Apps
published May 16, 2006

Jonah Waiting
by Marra Hamma
published May 9, 2006

Showdown at the OC Corral
by Dmitry Berenson and Aaron Roberts
published May 2, 2006

Cinema Dance
by Ellyn Maybe
published April 11, 2006

by Kate Gale
published April 4, 2006

Sleeping Beauty
by Ramon Garcia
published March 21, 2006

the night valley
by Kirk Lumpkin
published March 14, 2006

Transitory Endings
by Jack Cooper
published March 7, 2006

kiss the bongwater
by Keith Niles
published February 21, 2006

The Night Cloth
by Sarah Maclay
published February 7, 2006

The Differences
by Claudia Handler
published January 17, 2006

A Visit from the Candy Girl
by Leslie Anne Mcilroy
published January 10, 2006

One Global Human Family
by Mike Sonksen
published December 20, 2005

A Painful Case
by Dan garcia-Black
published December 6, 2005

Hard Town
by Wanda Van Hoy Smith
published November 15, 2005

Back Home
by Mark States
published November 8, 2005

Office Partying
by Brian Spellman
published November 1, 2005

You, Again
by Cathie Sandstrom
published October 18, 2005

THE WALL, December 2002
by Tucker Smallwood
published October 11, 2005

How to be Russian
by Adam Bresson
published October 4, 2005

Hail to the Things I Cannot See
by Steve Abee
published September 20, 2005

Remembering Beverly
by Jeffrey Alan Rochlin
published September 13, 2005

What the Lizard Knows
by Larry Colker
published September 6, 2005

Hungry Ghosts
by Hope Alvarado
published August 16, 2005

Why Don't They Sell Boo Like Bourbon
by Michael C. Ford
published August 9, 2005

Afflicted < > Marketed
by Tess Lotta
published July 26, 2005

Irish History Explained in 16 Lines
(or, Did You Ever Wonder Why so Many
of the Great Writers Are Irish?
by Jack McCarthy
published July 5, 2005

No I can't Spare a Dime you Evil Human
(a proposal in action)
by Teka-Lark Lo
published June 21, 2005

by Cyrus Sepahbodi
published June 14, 2005

by Jerry Garcia
published June 7, 2005

When There's No More Need To Vacuum
by Laure Hite
published May 10, 2005

by Jaha Zainabu
published May 3, 2005

a postcard from my tibet
by Stosh Machek
published April 26, 2005

Observations in a Café Thought Collision
by David Gale
published April 12, 2005

Remember Tito
by E. Amato
published April 5, 2005

Poem To Eat
by Alice Pero
published March 15, 2005

by Scott Miller
published March 8, 2005

by Patrick James Mooney
published March 1, 2005

by James Gabriel
published February 15, 2005

what's in your pocket
by Joe Dino
published February 8, 2005

Split Ends
by Victor Infante
published February 1, 2005

Split Ends
by Alicia Vogl Saenz
published January 25, 2005

by Lauren Barker
published December 14, 2004

by Richad Beban
published December 7, 2004

As in, beginnings
by Jennifer K. Dick
published November 16, 2004

Catherine de Medici Swayed Fetchingly
by Elizabeth Iannaci
published November 9, 2004

by V. Kali Nurigan
published October 19, 2004

Memory Avenue
by Sheehan Halter
published October 12, 2004

by Nelson Gary
published October 5, 2004

Sun Breathed Yellow
by Say-Vun Khov
published September 21, 2004

Delayed Harvest
by Michael Ruggiero
published September 14, 2004

by Opposed Thumb
published September 7, 2004

by Ethan Gilsdorf
published August 31, 2004

Butterflies and Whiskey, 1906
by Brett Myhren
published August 17, 2004

The Poet as Surgeon
by James Pinkerton
published August 10, 2004

Sinking overwhelms motion
by Frankie Drayus
published August 3, 2004

by Eric Gudas
published July 13, 2004

A Man Leaving
by Michelle Daugherty
published June 15, 2004

tonight, she drew a smile & the sea word
by Mike Adams
published June 8, 2004

a rap in the voice of the ultimate gangsta: George W. Bush
by Jeffrey McDaniel
published June 1, 2004

Fearful Symmetry
by Amaranth Borsuk
published May 18, 2004

This Poem is For Sale
by Terry McCarty
published May 11, 2004

by Christian Elder
published February 2, 2004
Released May 4, 2004

Berkeley Hills Exodus
by Robert Peake
published April 20, 2004

Fear's Flowers
by Justin Bruckner
published April 13, 2004

A Kick in the Chest
by Derrick Brown
published April 6, 2004

Having it All
by Anne Silver
published Marh 16, 2004

Acoustic Revolution
by Danny Scuderi
published Marh 9, 2004

Forgetting To Fill Up In Saskatoon
by Neil Aitken
published February 17, 2004

by Jeffrey Scott Liebling
published February 10, 2004

by Margaret Wang
published January 20, 2004

by Gwendolyn Alley
published December 16, 2003

Laundry - part two
by Allie Pisarro-Grant
published December 9, 2003

How to Not Break-Up with Margaret
by Wayman Barnes
published December 2, 2003

City Sounds
by Jeremy Radin
published November 11, 2003

Orange Jellies in the Aquarium
by June Melby
published November 4, 2003

The Model Maker
by Greg Ennis
published October 21, 2003

Hollow Pictures
by Angel Perales
published October 14, 2003

Highway 101 Revisted
by Eitan Kadosh
published October 7, 2003

Where am I From?
by Jasmin Vargas
published September 16, 2003

This is Getting Really Casual
by Cylvia Chylde D'Marquez
published September 9, 2003

I Dream the Light of Reason II
by Laurel Ann Bogen
published September 2, 2003

My Writing Helmet
by Tim Donnelly
published August 19, 2003

by Jamie Kazay
published August 12, 2003

by Murray
published August 5, 2003

Barbie and Ken in the Garden of Eden
by John Casey
published July 22, 2003

The Clean Your Plate Club
by Maxwell Just Maxwell
published July 8, 2003

untitled Baghdad poem
by Jerry Quickley
published July 1, 2003

Drop Dead
by Anthony Lee
published June 17, 2003

by Leslie Maryann Neal
published June 10, 2003

Convenience Stores
by Buddy Wakefield
published June 3, 2003

On a Theme by William Stafford
by Millicent Borges
published May 20, 2003

by Dave Nordling
published May 13, 2003

untitled because no title is good enough
by Mindy Nettifee
published May 6, 2003

Ladies, all the ladies, all the ladies (in the house)
by Rocío Carlos
published April 15, 2003

To My Butt White Goth Vampire Dream Girl
by Mark White
published April 8, 2003

To Victor and Speed Through Dark
by Steve Ramirez and Ben Trigg
published April 1, 2003

by Charlotte O'Brien
published March 18, 2003

Welcome to the Twilight Zone
by Justin Winston
published March 11, 2003

by Jaimes Palacio
published March 4, 2003

by Doug Dvorkin
published February 11, 2003

Variations on a Theme by Ferdinand Magellan
by Brendan Constantine
published February 4, 2003

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