Matthieu Baumier born in 1968, is a French writer and author of published novels, essays and poetry. His poetry is featured in many reviews in France, the United States and England. He is currently editor for Recours au Poème éditeurs. Read it at recoursaupoemeediteurs.com
Samir Atassi is an Arab-American poet who received his MFA from Ashland University in 2014. His work has appeared in various publications including River Teeth, Gloom Cupboard and Glint Literary Journal. He works as a restaurant manager and lives in Westlake, Ohio.
—Woman on a TV commercial Sometimes, as I raced the bases after dinner, Mom’s pot roast and chocolate pie would join hands to wring my guts. Once a cramp seized me halfway across Green Lake, my anaconda-bowels straining to drag me down. Charlie-horsed sixty feet deep, I pulled back on my Scuba fin till […]
darling these days i’m jealous of nearly everyone the serial killer is a motherfucker because his trial is nationally syndicated i covet the photon because it knows nothing other than the speed of light tonight my only wish is to part my hair like a head of state i envy the fireflies flashing morse code […]
I backed into you, eyes closed and reeling. When I opened up we were already far gone— rambling nothings about velociraptors and Moon River, and the way Humphrey Bogart kissed Ingrid Bergman. You sped your blue bike past our first kiss. Came back, hands on my waist, hands in my long dirty blonde hair, me […]
Mr. and Mrs. Dentist are not dentists. Mr. and Mrs. Dentist dig holes in their back yard. They feel better when they are digging, so they dig. Mr. and Mrs. Dentist have problems. They also have perfect teeth and smiles like cupcakes, so the world doesn’t take their problems seriously. The Dentists want to live […]