Osmanthus Presents: Angela Weiser This poem belongs to a three-part series.Links to the other parts below. Part I: Mountain Slope of Bedside Sun Part II: Nightlong Question
WILLIAM ATLAS by Joshua Rothes ChapbookFirst edition, 65 copies. Joshua Rothes is the author of several brief, difficult to classify books, including An Unspecific Dog, The Ethnographer, and The Art of the Great Dictators. We Later Cities, a novel written with the aid of machine learning, will be released by Inside the Castle in late … Continue reading WILLIAM ATLAS by Joshua Rothes
BY Kenzo Tobechukwu Oh, hail the bodies who succeed to look at their flesh in the mirror without pity. You have mastered the art of acceptance and of denial. I have only mastered one. It brings dense nothingness to my shoulders. Though, I will admit, this might be the greatest love affair. I remember the … Continue reading TAP ACOUSTIC
BY CARL WATTS I Without a salaam or ceremony, hole of the rock, other following him; brightness washed from a winter swimmer as peoples made small, finely chipped arrowheads. Skiffs scuffed to look sufficiently skiff, mottled globe to a continent of glaring peaks nearer and nearer the beholder, translated from one world to another. Utterly … Continue reading FLAGS FLUTTERING (REMEMBER YOUR ANCESTORS)
BY G. LEPY Write write and write again After joy slowly tame pain I was writing and it was the year two thousand and nineteen I was hunting for words unseen Through fans they were empty I asked friends they laughed at me For who can pretend To end Humans glorious, mute, vain, pompous, deafening … Continue reading OSMANTHUS TALE
BY LaVana Colebrooke “Do you still do that?” he asked me and his eye turned down and his face turned in. And I felt all my internal shift begin. GUILT Feeling caught by the net of friendship and rope burned by the bondage's of emotional relationships. NERVOUS I’m not completely sure of this process of … Continue reading EATING MEAT
AGAPE by Brian Clifton. Chapbook.First printing, 100 copies. Brian Clifton has work in: Pleiades, Guernica, Cincinnati Review, Salt Hill, Colorado Review, The Journal, Beloit Poetry Journal, and other magazines. Brian is an avid record collector and curator of curiosities. Brian also published MOT with us.
MOT by Brian Clifton A poem, 27 pages.First printing, 100 copies. Brian Clifton has work in: Pleiades, Guernica, Cincinnati Review, Salt Hill, Colorado Review, The Journal, Beloit Poetry Journal, and other magazines. Brian is an avid record collector and curator of curiosities. Read excerpts from MOT below.
A game of chance and handwriting. I remember playing Exquisite Corpse (the drawing version) on long car rides with friends, but it is a game that dates back farther than that. It has passed on, generation to generation. It itself truly is the exquisite corpse of our times. During the Introduction to Mythology class that … Continue reading THREE EXQUISITE CORPSES
BY J. MILLER Call me downriverto talk likeI am nothere. You use theword cockroachI don't need amirror to see them.That's sheer agony anyways. Let's just make theword safe, so the whole riverwon't go to the trash incinerator. It's gggoing tocost a lot to redirect this river.Feel awake again, do the butter-fly. I'm starting to wake, … Continue reading ACT LIKE A FISH OUT OF WATER