Sandor Jaszberenyi

  BANANA SPLIT   With the leftover beer I washed down two pills. I took Xanax to help me sleep. The first few weeks it...
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Francisco Layna Ranz

I liked smoking best when walking alone, or in company / but in silence.

Vitezslav Nezval’s Bizarre Town, Animated by Ken Nash

Animated excerpt from Czech surrealist poet Vítězslav Nezval's poem cycle "Bizarre Town." Translated by Stephan Delbos and Tereza Novická. Published in The Absolute Gravedigger by Twisted Spoon Press, 2016.

Roy Mash

Every time someone dies / it feels like / another victory for me.

Balla

The writer bought a literary magazine, leafed through it, and was gratified: he hadn’t submitted anything and none of his work had been published.

Claudia F. Savage

Somehow we knew your granddaughter / would need calm. We named her for what carries on.

Siegfried Mortkowitz

I have contemplated my half-toothless grin in the mirror / and compared it, favorably, to a baboon’s butt

George Franklin

Schopenhauer / Knew it too, how we can lose ourselves entirely, become / Something else we don’t understand.

Helen Epstein

Robbie had also been my model of the artist I wished to become. From the start, he had been a kind of ghost, appearing at key moments in my life and then disappearing — for over three decades.

Yuri Kazarnovsky

“Hey, conductor, / how much for two tickets? / Tonight / it’s my poems and I.”

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