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the past few weeks (months? years?) have given many writers a time to reflect and respond. sometimes we don’t know what have inside of us until we are forced to be with ourselves, no distractions. not as easy at it sounds. we chose to focus on non-Covid-19 poetry with our poem of the day feature. with so many other presses and journals focusing on the pandemic, we felt a respite was needed, a place to find a moment of relief. we had the opportunity to promote the work of so many talented poets, both old friends and new (to us) voices. we hope to see them around here again. it was very popular, and we many do it again next year for national poetry month. no promises, but you never know.

a lot of exciting things have been happening behind the scenes, too. we are <this> close to finishing up “love notes you’ll never read” and getting it to the printer. i know there has been a lot of interest in this project, and our poets are very anxious to see the final book. thank you for your patience and excitement.

we are also working on the upcoming chapbook from Joshua Bridgwater Hamilton entitled “Rain Minnows [Notecards and Poems]” this post-strucuralist manuscript explores the interplay of meaning between words as he deconstructs the language. the poems within began as notecards, forcing the poet to observe the taut space of meaning without devolving into narrative. the reader will find new meaning every time they visit these rain minnows.

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there is more we will be announcing soon. keep checking back and follow our blog. get your copy of our first anthology straight from us or amazon, then buy a shirt or decal to help support us. send us a random letter or postcard and we might write back.

Best of the Net Nominees 2021

we are so excited to announce our nominees for Best of the Net 2021. we submitted 6 poems and 3 pieces of artwork for the 2021 season. The Best of the

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ennui or waiting

as summer creeps in with 100 degree heat and scorching sun, it is easy to stay sequestered in the air conditioning. the past year of quarantine has made the inside

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Mother’s Death Senior Care Of Corpus, Corpus Christi, Texas Saturday, September 26, 2020   one weird Saturday something seemed way out of place how could I have known   last

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In your bed, pretending to sleep, secretly counting fan blades like flower petals, wondering He loves me, He loves me not, He loves me. Thank god there are five.  

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