I took your large hand and raised it. Just this, I said, the tip of a finger or two – just to the nail or so – into my mouth, which had dreamed of just that. You made a sound I hoped was a gasp and I wanted – as I had for 30 years […]
We are very excited to announce that Painted Bride Quarterly Issue 100 is here! Check out our latest batch of fiction and poetry.
“a portrait of cave fires on walls as the first sitcom in syndication.” the naked, midnight diners are at it again, posed in the windows like an advent calendar across from me. totems of unwashed dishes pile in the sink; heat from hog grease peels their wallpaper back. a nightmare of human real estate. scalloped […]
“tuscarawas river song.” born sightless but going into focus w/ the softness of an acetylene flame – your eyes, blue animals running from their own reflection (torn-into) as a mouth w/ the gums gone open: for hog-tied whippoorwills in mock poses of the living; clouds balled w/ the fists of arthritic […]
Amy Bilodeau‘s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Connotation Press, DREGINALD, DMQ Review, RHINO (runner-up for the Editor’s Prize), Two Hawks Quarterly, Cimarron Review, Pouch, and others. Her full-length manuscript was a finalist for the Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry, and her chapbook manuscript was a semi-finalist in the Black Lawrence Black […]
Currently poetry facilitator for independent seniors at Mercy LIFE, Alicia Askenase was a founding co-editor of the lit journal 6ix, and Literary Program Director at the Walt Whitman Center in New Jersey for many years. Her chapbooks include: Cover, Suspect, The Luxury of Pathos (Texture Press), and Shirley Shirley (sonaweb). Her poems have appeared in […]