June 2018:

The Lazarus Questionnaire by Ted Mico

A Seal Skull Seems To Be a Wolf Skull by Erin Rice

Last Night in Antsville by Sharon Suzuki-Martinez

Webster’s Dictionary defines “communist” as “one who speaks with ghosts” by Brian Dau

July 2018:

Louisiana Necropoem by Laetitia Burns

Desireé Panda and the Lee Van Cleefs by Tracy Lynne Oliver

German Company Says Talking Doll is Not an “Espionage Device” by Martin Ott

Kitchen, West-Facing Window by Jackie Sherbow

August 2018:

Ashes than Dust by Iris Jamahl Dunkle

with an empathy so fatal #44 by Darren C. Demaree

Eryx and Hypatius by Ray Ball

Delayed Lightning by Benjamin Niespodziany

September 2018:

as a love story by Gervanna Stephens

A Wrinkle in Grief by Savannah Slone

In the Morning Their Shirt is Hanging Off the Bed by A. Prevett

+ by Rebecca Kokitus

October 2018:

Prey by Christine Taylor

Dead Bird by Todd Dillard

Tennessee Warbler by Emily Banks

Under two birch trees in the corner of my yard by Emily Murman

The Pseudomorph by Amy Alexander

November 2018:

This is our dog by Emma Cairns Watson

Our love will stretch to cover this in time by Jeni De La O

whole foods rotisserie chicken by Chelsea Harvey Garner

Chernobyl Fox by David Brennan

December 2018:

Little Offerings by Laurel Paige

Up There the Mountains Burn Worse by Tom Snarsky

My Animal Life: An Autobiography in 10 Parts by Sara Barnard

If This Is a Death I Still Have so Much to Be Thankful For by Bailey Cohen

January 2019:

last will and testament by Jonathan Kinsman

The Visitor, or Not Quite Flesh by Alex Smith

Baptism by Ahja Fox

They’re Grackles and Every Time I See Them by Patric Pepper

I write a letter by Elisabeth Horan

February 2019:

Pecan Grove with Body Farm by Jack B. Bedell

i think i need a shock collar by Kat Giordano

Diagnosis by M. Stone

Seriously… by Afieya Kipp

March 2019:

Thunderbird by Wanda Deglane

How to Love a Monster with Average-Sized Hands by Jules Archer

Call Me Judy Tonight by Kathryn Hummel

Kin by Arlene Antoinette

April 2019:

Aurora Borealis by Erik Fuhrer

Bleed and Breathe the Air by E. Kristin Anderson

Uncle Lazarus has a magic trick by Cheyenne McIntosh

Freedom Song by Alcian Lindo

Cadaver by Tiffany Belieu

May 2019:

landmines with silly eyes by Nicholas Alti

Telephone by Jill Mceldowney

In All My Memories Flowers are Taking the Place of Faces by William Bortz

Directions by Jeffrey Yamaguchi

June 2019:

Email to My Boyfriend When Rent Is Due by Micaela Walley

Lion’s Maw by Lisa Folkmire

Humanity’s Bargain with the Birds by Eric Lochridge

John, Your Beard by Cyndie Randall

July 2019:

At the Airport Kiosk by Benjamin Niespodziany

Wound Study by H.E. Fisher

Country Song Erasures by Kit Armstrong

I’m not saying my dog has fought in a war but by Deon J. Robinson

A Buzzfeed Quiz Tells Me What Kind of Egg I Would Be Based On My Gender Identity by Hallie Nowak

August 2019:

Mine Own Will Toledo by Niyanta Patel

The Oxford Dodo by C. Line Beston

Manila Folder by Alejandro Ruiz del Sol

Strange Furniture by Lannie Stabile

September 2019:


Serpentarium by Clara Bush Valada

Patti Smith Was Retired from Madame Tussaud’s by Jordan Hamel

Buzz Drunk by Tara Campbell

Awake by Daniyel Wiggins

October 2019:

Dialectical Argument with Boyfriend and Bird Killer by Jennifer Metsker

Final Girl’s Love Song by Jessie Lynn McMains

While Walking in Forest Park by Georgia Bellas

Things People Have Written in Letters to Ghosts by Chloe N. Clark

November 2019:

Underwater by Bojana Stojcic

The Poem Where Dr. Phil Rides to the Back Doctor with Me by Katie Darby Mullins

Lycopene in Scale by Matthew DeMarco

Date Night by Holly Salvatore

December 2019:

The Lonely Code by Ben Kline

Ouroboros by Gretchen Rockwell

Imagine if Gender Were Stored in the Skull by A. Prevett

The Mechanical Bird Crafts an Email by Caroline Chavatel

Pro re nata Christmas by Elyse Hart

Tidal by Andrew Hahn

January 2020:

seasonal cephalopodic self-improvement by Natasha King

On the Dendrochronology of Gastropod-Shells by Kunjana Parashar

Don’t worry about returning it by Devaki Devay

tell me i’m prettier when i smile by Danielle Rose

February 2020:

playing twenty questions with past lifetimes by Quinn Lui

Master of My Domain by Marissa Glover

All giant deer kings hail from Limerick by Meg Mulcahy

When he asks me to try doggie style, I think by Madeleine Corley

March 2020:

What Jupiter wrote to Ganymede after years of separation by Satya Dash

Self-Portrait as Season 1 of American Idol by Micaela Walley

Just Visiting by Alana Saltz

Elusive Shadows by Steve Castro and Daniel Romo

April 2020:

In My Dreams, I Own a Laundromat by Elise Triplett

Instead of Heraldry by Matt Broaddus

Freckle (A Haibun) by Julia Gerhardt

text message to alexia from a cleveland clinic waiting room before an electromyogram by Matt Mitchell

May 2020:

When His Surgeon Called and Asked If I Had Questions by Jacqueline Hughes Simon

The Witch of Maurepas Calls the Swamp to Hand by Jack B. Bedell

Call Me When You Need Me by Marisa Crane

The Recluse by Jose Hernandez Diaz

June 2020:

Lately by Emry Trantham

morning ritual by KJ Shepherd

First Day of Spring by Jeanna Paden

July 2020:

Anubis 1 by James Vu

Goat of My Heart by Courtney LeBlanc

What I Found Underneath Love’s Fingernails by Michael Grant Smith

To the Western Fox Snake I Watched Unhinge Its Jaw and Swallow a Mouse Whole by Kate Wright

August 2020:

Learned Pig Writes a Poem by Ray Ball

This is My First Rodeo by Brett Elizabeth Jenkins

Hush by Nicholas Holt

dreambody by Casey Smith

Diagnostic Procedures by Taylor Kirby

September 2020:

Keep Turning Over by E. Kristin Anderson

my mouth is full of words i don’t know by Monica Kim

Earth Witch by Christina Thatcher

to eat the sleeping sky, whole by Ashley Cline

October 2020:

inarticulate by Angelina Martin

Weeds by Ivana Gatica

one day when I become a museum by Juliana Chang

Bath by Gretchen Rockwell

November 2020:

Hierarchy of Hunger by Anthony Aguero

stillborn by Chlesea Harvey Garner

Dear Kevin by Parker Logan

Fehler by Lauren Parker

aubade/alba by Isaura Ren

December 2020:

Portrait of a Womb as Painted by Flies by Ashley Dailey

meditations on a night swim by Stephanie Neuerburg

Christmas Plainsong, or Several Near Apologies to My Son by David Wright

The world will end tonight… by Austin Davis

January 2021:

Tendrils by Rachel Brown

sorry sorry (sorry) by Kora Schultz

break/through by Cara Waterfall

At the Bottom of the Ocean You Weigh One-Third Less by Camille Ferguson

February 2021:

op-ed from the balloon that escaped the trunk of my mom’s car in 1989 by Catherine Weiss

The Milliner by Shannon Austin

The Goblin King’s Love Language by Rita Feinstein

Cavity by Hanna Lauerman

March 2021:

Remedy by Emily Pérez

Cruelties by Richelle Sushil

Anarchic Sight Theory by Luke Burton

Lilith with Snake, with Body by Kathryne David Gargano

Family Monsters by Donald Illich

April 2021:

Anyway, it’s Tuesday and this morning… by Atma Frans

The Red Ladybug by Paul Rousseau

Anatomy of a House Fire by Stella Lei

Dear Wreckage by Matthew Murrey

May 2021:

Teratoma* by Keshe Chow

The Night After the Procedure by Kara Knickerbocker

Family Heirloom by Lilyanne Kane

My Last Summer with Narcissus by Jozie Konczal

Meeting Octavio Paz on the Planet Jupiter by Jose Hernandez Diaz

June 2021:

Last Seen Leaving by Laura Ring

Shadows by Ruth Lehrer

At night I imagine the coyotes by Gion Davis

Kuchisabishii by Kathleen Hellen

July 2021:

Ode to My Sleep Mask by Michael Mark

Dear Andrew Cunanan by Dani Putney

Literary Realism by Ayokunle Falomo

Duck Fat by Audrey Gidman

August 2021:

Pigeons Are Having by Sarah Sarai

I Answer Your Impertinent Questions for Strangers in the Grocery Store by Vera Hadzic

The Allegory of the Pizzas by Lisa Richter

Mojave by Sarah Hernandez

September 2021:

Arroz Con Leche by Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez

Puffy Little Pink Heart by Hannah Grieco

Foodie, or I Miss Every Hometown Cookout by KB

Wild Horse by Cathy Halley

October 2021:

Ode to the Empanadas on Pacific & Elm, with Apologies to William Carlos Williams by Carla Sofia Ferreira

Gen Z is Made of Wood by Coleman Bomar

How to Read Poetry While Drinking Monster Alone in a Dimly Lit Cubicle by Cleo Qian

Paper Face by Sally Nagle

November 2021:

Pleocyemata by Tara Tulshyan

Mēkro Wahvé by Audrey Reyes

Stones by Hilary Sideris

One of Those Days by Molly Thornton

When there was nothing but darkness we ate darkness by Jeremy Radin

December 2021:

Greetings from Somewhere in Spacetime by Adam Gianforcaro

Any Other Person by Arielle McManus

A Small, Private Sadness by Amorak Huey

The Females of Some Species are Larger by L Favicchia

January 2022:

Stop Asking Me How I’m Doing by Bear Weaver

Before Kaddish by Elisa Karbin

In Which I am Dreaming About My Ghosts Again by Beth Gordon

They Will Leave with Debris by Ajay Sawant

My Next Life by Bill Verble

February 2022:

Horoscopes by Randi Clemens

Tuesday by Micaela Walley

The Parched Queen by Corinna Schulenburg

blue jeans | blue beard by Danielle Roberts

March 2022:

Our Place by Yanita Georgieva

Tenderness Archive by Suzanne Richardson

Vestiges by Maggie Wang

Old Man in the Kitchen by Audrey Hall

April 2022:

Working for an Oil Company Conglomerate Will Get You Perks Like This by Cheryl Pappas

Pelt by Brittney Corrigan

The Lure by Gretchen Rockwell

Summer shame by Jax Bulstrode

May 2022:

A shortlist of cheeses and wines I would take home for free when I worked in the Specialty Department at Whole Foods by K. Degala-Paraíso

Three Digit Numbers by Ross McCleary

Whale Fall by Bex Hainsworth


Something with a girl* by Pauli Dutton

June 2022:

Nephthys Again by Marcella Haddad

Honey, Toasty, Marshmallow by Sara Potocsny

Medicinal by Jingyu Li

Poem in Dismemberment by Marina Greenfeld

August 2022:

rabbit’s foot harvest by Robin Gow

On the night my uncle dies i sing a little song by Alyssandra Tobin

September 2022:

Edible Maladies by Angie Kang

How have I made beauty a prerequisite to belonging? by Rachel Stempel

October 2022:

All My Dentists Love My Teeth by Elia Karra

No Residue by Samantha Samakande

November 2022:

Comet as Paperboy by Samantha Blysse Haviland

A Haibun for a Day in the Life of a Hikikomori by Jemma Leigh Roe

December 2022:

Still Yellow by Katie Oliver

HEALING SONATA by Pamilerin Jacob

Space Cowgirl by Madeline Augusta Turner

January 2023:

A Little Bliss by Joanna Acevedo

The Emmy Goes to the Seagull, Flying Off with the Hot Wing… in Front of the Chicken Spot? by Khadjiah Johnson

February 2023:

Immigrant Daughter Learns English (an abecedarian) by Sharon Zhang

A Decision is a Gust of Wind by Corinna Rae Reilly

March 2023:

Lesson by Sophie Klahr and Corey Zeller

Carrying Caskets by Lynne Schmidt

April 2023:

Aftermath by Jad Josey

Periodic Cicada by Michele Rule

May 2023:

stop by Naa Asheley Ashitey

In Response to Question No. 3 by Susan Barry-Schulz