Gnashing Teeth Publishing

| words that get in your teeth

what we’re reading – June 3, 2019

we were blown away this week by a slim chapbook of poetry by C. Russell Price. the title sucked us in: “Tonight, We Fuck The Trailer Park Out Of Each Other.” the title is just the tease; the sucker punch is inside. Price doesn’t hold back as he recounts all the small town stories which have remained secret – until now. he takes no prisoners and gives you a playlist for the complete experience. Sibling Rivalry Press made a gritty volume of poems look polished while remaining true to the material.

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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