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Feel Happier in 9 Seconds

by Linda Besner
Categories: Poetry

I learned the secret of serenity
 by waterboarding daffodils.
 My Buddha is landfill.
 My mantra choked

 from a bluebird’s neck.
 It’s ruthless, the pursuit
 of happiness. Eighteen
 seconds have ...

Common Place

by Sarah Pinder
Categories: Poetry

Common Place explores the stories of shifting, resilient bodies and landscapes bound by systems of capital and power. From thin threads of text messages across borders to encounters with strangers in the ...

Dead White Men

by Shane Rhodes
Categories: Poetry

A vital collection that interrogates the stories of the dead white men that litter our histories and landscapes.

Juxtaposing the seemingly benign names of Europeans that permeate our geographies with the ...

In on the Great Joke

by Laura Broadbent
Categories: Poetry

In a blend of essayistic poetics, Broadbent wields alchemy, translation and necromancy to bring readers In on the Great Joke.

What do you get when you cross Lao Tzu and an application for a university ...

Night & Ox

by Jordan Scott
Categories: Poetry

bronchia think
form a bombsight
think periosteum singing
particle falconry workpiece
two lowcut hills seeking
what stone is
for body
is herd
alliterations

Night & Ox is a long poem working its interruptions to ...

3 Summers

by Lisa Robertson
Categories: Poetry

A grappling with time, form and embodiment.

Recite your poem to your aunt.
I threw myself to the ground.
Where were you in the night?
In a school among the pines.
What was the meaning of the dream?

Organs, ...

Of the Subcontract

by Nick Thurston
Categories: Poetry

Of the Subcontract is a collection of poems about computational capitalism, each of which was written by an underpaid worker subcontracted through Amazon.com’s Mechanical Turk service. The collection ...

Magyarázni

by Helen Hajnoczky
Categories: Poetry

The word "magyarázni" (pronounced MUG-yar-az-knee) means "to explain" in Hungarian, but translates literally as "make it Hungarian." This faux-Hungarian language primer, written in direct address, invites ...

Whelmed

by Nicole Markotic
Categories: Poetry

What might a word lose – or gain – without its prefix?

Each prose poem in Whelmed features a word that has been unhinged from its prefix, allowing new meanings – radically unfamiliar, yet uncannily ...

Throaty Wipes

by Susan Holbrook
Categories: Poetry

In 1934, Gertrude Stein asked ‘What is poetry and if you know what poetry is what is prose.’ Throaty Wipes answers this question and many more! How does broadband work? Does ‘chuffed’ mean pleased ...