Art

Two Poems – Lee Levinson

Notes on Frequenting Trapdoors

 

We burn through water like it’s blood, so say goodbye to your familial ties.

I will gut your rotisserie chicken from inside you with a double edged costco card.

Best you don’t get too complacent in your jissom tinged opiatic drawers;

curtsy cute like and sit in shit.

Impending orgasmic tickles are a falsehood;

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Art

Two Poems – Carrie Laski

this poem was not about you but then suddenly it was about you

 

neutral carpet

nothing to hold

kill kill kill

lawn chairs in the living room make me

lose

my flame for everything

but sleeplessness feels fine!

opiatic and thin

I want nothing but dustless surfaces

to trace in the afternoons

when the sun is falling down through the stairwell

did you know?

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Art

Two Poems – Jade Cruz Quinn

Who Brought the Storm

shrubs become tumbleweeds
I swerve to avoid
the drought is over
El Niño fixed us in one season

it flooded
crawfish spilled down

the mountain
ready for a fight

a tide carried her away
the girl inside me died
I still can’t get around

to burying her

there are ashes on the mantle:
cigarettes,

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Columns

Interview with Mallory Smart

The cover of I Want to Feel is artfully appropriated from the SCUM Manifesto. What inspired it?

 

i picked the design more for its aesthetic than for its message, though i do see minor echoes of it in i want to feel happy. the cover first caught my eye at a feminist/communist bookstore in Minneapolis. I took my ex-boyfriend there because I wanted to show him a Roxane Gay book.

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