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Poem of the Day

Our Poem of the Day feature takes place every April. Submit your poem by 5:00 p.m. CST each day to be considered for tomorrow’s Poem of the Day. To submit, follow the guidelines found here.

new releases

Teddy Orloff is a baker, whose home and community have been rocked by scarlet fever. His children are stricken and the home under quarantine. As a baker he cannot stay with his family yet he finds a way to slip in at night. Teddy’s wife sends him on a mission to find a perfect onion to make latkes—a certain cure for the fever. 

In this raucous collection, transformations occur within a germinating bar, a heart conjoined with a radio, a river that once was a foot, and a carnival at the edge of town.   Lyrical, vibrant, and unexpected in all the right ways, Anybody Home suggests that home is both dear and departed.

McAllister confronts the loss of her first-born son from overdose. These poems, written over the course of his lifetime and after his untimely death, weave in and out of the past, flow into a bleak present and hint at a much different future than she ever imagined. A mother’s infinite love interspersed with anguish and heartache, this book is a life-cycle of grief.

forthcoming books

Frances Klein

(Text) Messages From the Angel Gabriel

“The Angel Gabriel brought me a message, but forgot it the second he saw his first cat video,” begins the tumultuous relationship between an angel and a human that is at the core of (Text) Messages from The Angel Gabriel. The novel in verse presents each stage of the relationship, from initial visitation to inevitable conclusion.
Joshua Bridgwater Hamilton


The poems of Excavator explore the landscapes of daily life with a poetic scrutiny that breaks the predetermined valuation of home, work, family, and travel as structures of consumer capitalist values. In so doing, these poems create a more unique and profound connection between the individual and their reality.

Enjoy an interactive experience like no other. Christian Garduno’s Twin Opposites features 18 previously published and 18 new pieces, along with a host of extras. This is best viewed on a desktop/laptop computer. 

As you explore his poetry and art, you can click to discover more content. This melding of poetry, art, and music will be available for a limited time. 

You’ll want to bookmark the page and keep coming back to explore Twin Opposites.

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We are committed to including underrepresented voices. We encourage anyone to submit regardless of age, race, color, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, citizenship status, ability, or national origin. 

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