Stories

Musa’s Martyrdom – Salau Anthony

The door opens violently. She pushes it as though she intends to rip it off its hinges. Her eager tongue sweeps circles in my mouth, desperately exploring. She begins to undo my belt buckle. She pulls a gasp out of me as she glides her tongue over mine, my heart threatening to rip out of its cage, i can still smell the cigarettes on her breath. My trousers drop to the floor and she descends,

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Art

Killing Snakes – Cletus Crow

Demonic

 

I eat steak quesadillas,
ready for one slimy drunk shit.
If only you knew
the trouble I get up to
when we’re not in bed together.
Sluts fight in the alley,
and my white knight bestie
is stupid enough to break it up.
I’ve done bad things.
I’ve killed snakes because
they looked venomous.

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Stories

Fallen Wall – Katja Vido

The building looks like it once hosted a kindergarten class for the poor kids of East Berlin. Now, it’s a techno club. She follows the boys into a long, black hallway. Everything is dark except for the floors, which are pink linoleum with brown splotches, probably kept in their original form. The scattered posters on the wall say things like “Antifa Statt Deutschland” and “Queer Friendly Space.”
        The hallway stinks like shit.

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Reviews

The Erotic Can Save Us: Cletus Crow’s Phallic Symbols – Sofie Wise

Cletus Crow’s new full length collection Phallic Symbols is a symphonic meditation on the role of the erotic in queer Southern life, the way it clashes with love, violence, terse family lineage, the desire to live and die, and the natural world. As one might expect, the collection is full of poems about the penis. From the very first poem “Hike with Erectile Dysfunction” the reader will understand the violence the speaker relates to their sexuality,

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