Gnashing Teeth Publishing

| words that get in your teeth

MY America

July 4th we debut our 7 day MY America series. This is a series of poems by BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized voices. we are publishing raw, visceral, unedited, and challenging content. this is not a safe space. where do we fit in America? is this the America we were promised? what SHOULD America be? this space is dedicated to everyone who deserves a space. we are publishing for a week: July 4th – July 10th.

You’re in Fucking Portland by Aimee Hope

Zombie-people posed like mannequins in waxy flexibility; holding cardboard signs on corners of once-spirited, bustling streets that vibrated with life and movement. The ghosts of people who once frequented the

The Unwelcome by Glen Mitchell

There is an unwelcome stranger living here A thief You’ve been living here a long time You’ve stolen from me My heart My youth My spirit Stolen from me The

Nothing More by Dara Kalima

after “Ms. Found in a Bottle” a short story by Edgar Allan Poe Of my country and of my family I have little to say. They have little to say

America, The Beautiful? by Douglas G. Cala

Rampant inflation chokes the life out of purse strings and auras Conglomerated mass media infiltrates our psyches with images of celebrity, fashion and click-bait news Healthcare reform is stymied by

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