OUTRAGE CONTEST: To the Fourth Estate

Marianne Taylor

What have you done
you farting flarfists?
you mystic pizzas?
you fiddleheaded philanderers?
you sloppy puppies shitting on the moon?
you stale crumbs who cannot win the prize?
What did you do
about the kingdom in the desert?
about the warming human planet
kicked into submission?
about all these faces
smeared with manure?
While they/you figured out how best to steal,
you/they sold the middle class
looked for ways to torture
head lice, swollen lips,
Dancing With the Stars,
"pure alcohol” “tragic.”
Your works frightened the poor/us
trying to keep your hands from snatching
trying to preserve our/their shaky orbits
so you could make for your living
a dung beetle’s breakfast
flung in your face.
Without seeing the quarks are bleeding,
without opening your pens
you’ve been blinder than rust
in the bottom
of this filthy pail.




Nonfiction
Poetry

Lynch at Hyde
Alex Wilson


Prisoner of War
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Solstice
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Flight
Isabel Brome Gaddis


Clockwork
Lisha Ruan


If a Tree Were to Fall
Rachel Janis


Hand to hand
Rachel Janis


There, we are wordless, there
Rachel Janis


Leather and Velvet
Robert Beveridge


Near-Life Experience
Robert Beveridge


This Poem is about a Small Town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and a College I Hated in Massachusetts
Ron Riekki


Firecracker
Andrea Janov


Sometimes When My Wife Comes Home She Doesn't Kiss Me
Ron Riekki


When I Was an EMT, We Never Got in Any Trouble if a Patient Died, But if You Scratched the Side of the Ambulance They Would Fire You
Ron Riekki


POST-APOCALYPTIC YOGA, ALL LEVELS
Janna Layton


The Search
Tim Kercher


Gentrification Download
Alex Wilson


The Ciudad Juarez Side of Sunrise
Yvette A. Schnoeker-Shorb


While Driving West on I-96, Wind Disrupts the Radio Waves
Paige Leland


Anything, Anywhere, Anytime
Yvette A. Schnoeker-Shorb


OUTRAGE CONTEST: To the Fourth Estate
Marianne Taylor

OUTRAGE CONTEST: For My Sister
Mirri Glasson-Darling


OUTRAGE CONTEST: My Mother Finally Tells Him Off
Sandra Inskeep-Fox


OUTRAGE CONTEST: Roe v. Wade
Alexis Beckford


OUTRAGE CONTEST: African American
Alexis Beckford


OUTRAGE CONTEST: Rebel Rebel
Sam Cross


OUTRAGE CONTEST: If I Am Guilty of Anything
Sam Cross


When Poems Sound Better in Times New Roman
Paige Leland


A Metaphor for how Trash Day Reminds Me that I’ll Never Be Alone No Matter How Hard I Try
Paige Leland


In The Dark
Alison Stone Eric Greinke


Petals and Roots
Alison Stone Eric Greinke


Fiction