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The Chronicle of A Desolate Women’s Descent Into The Abyss by Tom Meka

When our fasts and prayers failed, when incenses burned out, when our tear ducts deteriorated from use, the blood of our children lining the earth in crimson braids, our husbands’ corpses beckoning a maggot feast, when water wore the stench of death, and air waxed heavier than our feet, sandwiching us within itself, enveloping us in its smothering grasp, sapping life from our pores, we poured our faith into clay bushels and shattered them, buried our menses, and called forth a beast from the abyss, crying, “Save us! Heaven shan’t show its face! Doth hell hold any salvation yet?”

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

BOOK REVIEW: gossypiin by Ra Malika Imhotep

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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