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December 27, 2017 / barton smock


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Jon Cone

and the heart-ache
that occupies the land is yours alone in hope. – {from} YOU ARE NOT LATE, IT IS ONLY THE PRELUDE THAT PLAYS


Adam Hughes

Tonight the fugitive gods limp
away, – {from} Kemper Street Hymns


Leanne Drapeau

the body broken,
poured out. – {from} love has all its teeth intact


Agnieszka Mauch

I can’t
move my arms enough to create a
notion of the sea – {from} FURTHER DISRUPTIONS


Amelia Kester

I will find
the soft people – {from} BLACKBERRIES


Brian Dawson

…sway against forgotten statues
until all that is left is the sibilance of old secrets. – {from} Nine


Ed Churchouse

…mute blue comma,
w/ tiny, turned off
fullstop eyes,
you force
me caesura early
in the walking
home from work. – {from} Dead Bird


Jill Chan

I haven’t thought of the day.

I am only in it. – {from} Dew Light



of They Were Bears by Sarah Marcus:

of Set To Music A Wildfire by Ruth Awad:

of Calling A Wolf A Wolf by Kaveh Akbar:

of Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly by Darren C Demaree:

of Imagine Not Drowning by Kelli Allen:

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