POETRY

Prose Poems

by Vanessa Saunders

Prose Poems

by Vanessa Saunders

THE IMPULSE TO THROW HIMSELF off the bridge versus the actual act of falling. This mothers’ day, soak strawberries in champagne. Young people these days have got to do better. I’m ashamed. I myself do not smoke the reefer but I know enough to say

 

 

 

WE WENT to the beach, where I gave birth to a white cat. Christmas came early. Blood on Eve. Footprints lead the detectives to the front porch, but disappeared when you retraced your steps. A city built on blood. Did you retrace your steps. 

 

 

 

 

THE SEA WASHED a decapitated foot to the shoal. She wondered. Is that a telephone wire or my hand? The last thing he said was call me. Ok dude. I heard you the first time. We’re doomed, the trees said, waiting obediently.

About the Author

Vanessa Saunders received her MFA from LSU and is  presently teach writing at Loyola University, New Orleans. Her mansuscript, The Flat Woman, was recently longlisted for the Tarpaulin Sky Press Book Award. She have been published in Nat. Brut, Entropy, Poor Claudia, PANK, and other journals.

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December 2, 2019

POETRY: Prose Poems by Vanessa Saunders

Vanessa Saunders received her MFA from LSU and is  presently teach writing at Loyola University, New Orleans. Her mansuscript, The Flat Woman, was recently longlisted for the Tarpaulin Sky Press Book Award. She have been published in Nat. Brut, Entropy, Poor Claudia, PANK, and other journals.
December 1, 2019

POETRY: Poems by Rob Stuart

Rob Stuart was born in Cambridge, England, in 1972 and lives in England with his partner and daughter. His poems and short stories have been published in magazines, newspapers and webzines all over the world including Ink, Sweat and Tears, Diagram, h&, Light, Lighten Up Online, M58, Magma, New Statesman, The Oldie, Otoliths, Popshot, The Projectionist’s Playground, Snakeskin, The Spectator, Tip of the Knife and The Washington Post. He has also written the screenplays for several award-winning and internationally exhibited short films. His website is www.robstuart.co.uk.
November 30, 2019

POETRY: w/ a poor understanding of language by Christina Firl

Christina Firl currently lives in New York City, where she studied poetry at Columbia University. You can follow her on Twitter @churlishfirl.
November 25, 2019

POETRY: From You Will Thank Me as Fast as You Thank a Werewolf by BJ Best

B.J. Best is the author of three books and four chapbooks, most recently Yes (Parallel Press, 2014). A fifth chapbook, Everything about Breathing, is forthcoming from Bent Paddle Press. He lives in Wisconsin.