Gnashing Teeth Publishing

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christmas cheer

we made it through the first festivities of the holiday season. new year’s day is approaching soon. cocktails were imbibed, ham was gnoshed on, family and friends were gathered ’round. food was plentiful, of course; and we feasted.

the first 5 star review is in for “Heat the Grease, We’re Frying up Some Poetry.” author copies are headed our way and should be out soon. in the meantime, help promote this delicious anthology, which can be found on Amazon.

we have a new anthology in the works. it will be smaller than our current anthology, and the call for submissions will be announced next week. so make sure you are following our blog and facebook page.

young woman with red hair smiling at the camera with a white paper umbrella behind her

like pretty tulips by linda m. crate

everything has been hard and heavy, as of late; in my world and the world at large— so yesterday i was drinking in small wonders like pretty tulips dancing out

What I Can Offer You by Rich Orloff

I cannot fix your pain I cannot solve your problem I can’t prevent the sorrow you’re feeling Or even guarantee I’ll make you smile However, because I’ve known Joy embracing

by Natalye Childress

*this poem is in .jpg to preserve formatting *this is the unformatted text of the poem after rainer maria rilke you, the poet, have become world weary, word-wrought. and god

guy with a dark beard and moustache wearing a black graphic tee

Orchards of Udders by Jon Wesick

dripped on the blanket while air rustled tamarind trees. Chekhov drank a Thai iced tea and plummeted out of this poem. A flock of circles twittered in the hacksaw bushes

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