Gnashing Teeth Publishing

| words that get in your teeth

what we’re reading (intro)

we love words that get in our teeth and we thought we should share some of our favorites with you. every Monday we will share a book we are currently enjoying.

our inaugural book is “We Meant to Bring it Home Alive” by Armin Tolentino published by Alternating Current. from whaling for dragons to astronauts to the Bone Wars, this collection of poems is as much about what is happening in the poem as what is occurring in between the narrator and the reader. there is connection. there is absurdism. there is truth.

young woman with red hair smiling at the camera with a white paper umbrella behind her

like pretty tulips by linda m. crate

everything has been hard and heavy, as of late; in my world and the world at large— so yesterday i was drinking in small wonders like pretty tulips dancing out

What I Can Offer You by Rich Orloff

I cannot fix your pain I cannot solve your problem I can’t prevent the sorrow you’re feeling Or even guarantee I’ll make you smile However, because I’ve known Joy embracing

by Natalye Childress

*this poem is in .jpg to preserve formatting *this is the unformatted text of the poem after rainer maria rilke you, the poet, have become world weary, word-wrought. and god

guy with a dark beard and moustache wearing a black graphic tee

Orchards of Udders by Jon Wesick

dripped on the blanket while air rustled tamarind trees. Chekhov drank a Thai iced tea and plummeted out of this poem. A flock of circles twittered in the hacksaw bushes

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