Gnashing Teeth Publishing

| words that get in your teeth

what we’re reading – july 29, 2019

you. we are so busy with all the outstanding poetry and flash fiction hitting our inbox we have no time for reading anything else. you have made us smile, made us cry, made us laugh out loud, made us root for you, and touched our charred little hearts. we agonized over every rejection letter. we celebrated with every acceptance. as the month (and the deadline) roll to a close, we will continue to savor the delicious words as we edit and prepare for publication. a complete list of accepted authors will be announced on our website and Facebook in August. so stay tuned. and keep submitting.

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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