Gnashing Teeth Publishing

| words that get in your teeth

skate a little lower now*

music can take us places. back to a first kiss at a school dance, a breakup in college, the first dance st your wedding. music has been there for all of our best and worst moments.

music is the soundtrack to our life. when you read through some of your poems do you hear a particular song or a little bit of classical music playing in the background? perhaps a piece of music has been the inspiration for a poem or story.

take a moment during your routine and reflect on the music playing, even if it’s in your head. let music inspire you today. maybe write a little tune yourself.

* from “Hey, Nineteen” by Steely Dan (1980)

woman in glasses with reddish brown hair and a purple scarf around her neck

Gospel of Rosie by Ana Boyd

My best friend Rosie loves to bake. She puts her hair up in a bun and rolls up her sleeves, and whatever she makes, she makes at least two dozen.

face of a young woman with dark hair and red lipstick behind a large green palm frond

Class of 2013 by Xiomarra Milann

Freud tells me I want to fuck my mother and I don’t think this is what my parents meant when they told me to get a university education, I tell

connect

we love hearing from you. tell us everything

Skip to content