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Sleeping In by Marlee Head

Sleeping In

feathery lilac
the moment in the morning
when the blanket’s cold
ceiling painted in pastels
prisms of ice-light dancing
dawn through the shutters
pinkish moments fading fast
snuggle deeper still
dreams twitching, kitty purring
outside glitters, aside warm
lost in peaceful sleep
winter’s freedom, resting hours
snowberry waking
purple-white of half-shut eyes
breaking into consciousness


Marlee Head’s work has appeared in the online magazines Verse of Silence and Potato Soup Journal. Her short story ‘Snake Soup’ appeared in the anthology ‘Heat the Grease, We’re Frying Up Some Poetry’ from Gnashing Teeth Publishing. She attended the 2019 Iceland Writers Retreat.

Sarah White Joins Gnashing Teeth Publishing

We here at Gnashing Teeth Publishing are so excited to announce our newest team member – Sarah White. She joins us as a Social Media Intern. She’ll be working hard

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Pushcart Prize Nominees for 2023

Gnashing Teeth Publishing is proud to submit the following poems for consideration of the Pushcart Prize. Each of these nominees had work published by us in 2023, whether online or

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Roots, ancestors, bending limbs and time. Ra Malika Imhotep’s gossypiin is a harvest of the experiences and discussions of black women. The meaning of the title, like many of her

The Reflection by Nadia Nunez

What an obscurity energy there’s no serenity A smile is what you’ll never see All you’ll hear is “In memory” Not a single ring on the telephone All you see


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