Books in Brief | Friday Pick

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Paweł Sołtys

Me, I’m the opposite, of course – my soul is in full view, as if it weren’t just my shirt that was ripped but my flesh too, and it’s right here, my clownish soul, winking at you with a tear in its eye, because like a steam engine it’s powerful and full of emotion at the same time.

Pavla Melková

say it / briefly // like / a finch’s whistle

Zach Murphy

The wildflowers wilt over their own feet as I stagger through the dusty, jaded soil. One of my legs is broken. My mouth is parched.

Angela Topping

My sisters, deep in our cells, are still feeding me. / But I know I will be their last queen.

Fine Press Poetry | Publisher’s Story

I like to be instrumental in the design of the binding of the book as this is where I feel I can express some creativity, to put my stamp on the book.

Christian Formoso

they don’t rise or fall. they’re framed / on the walls. driftless syllables ornamental / and motionless.

Justin Lacour

After I dropped her off, I lit a cigarette and blasted shit that could most generously be described as coffeehouse punk on my way out of the suburbs. I love people, but I’m also a little relieved when they go.

Francesca Bell

we are the dumpster fire we encircle to warm our greedy hands in the dark

Kelly Grace Thomas

Every fart, / burp and feces, the body’s / speech. What a triumph / to royal your own musk.

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