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All the Rage

"All the Rage is a barbwire slaughterhouse of American dysfunction surrounded by a moat of molten fury. Rosamond S. King wrote these poems with a claw hammer in one hand, a blowtorch in the other, and enough decibels to sear any virus, including presidential pestilences, into cinders. This book is highly recommended as a talisman against all forms of oppression and a bugle call for reckoning history. Dive in, dear reader, but remember, the safety’s off!"

Tyehimba Jess

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Featured on June 14, 2021

Boyish

 “The poetry of Boyish exists in that sweet spot between subconscious and cosmos, where the mind can catch any inch of oppression and turn it into music. A genius, Craig, operates a ghost rail line; gut-wrenching rendition of ‘Stormy Monday’ driven in next to the steel. A book built with lightning, whispered in the soup-line, reading your fortune through scattered tossed bones and bayonet fragments. Watch the best friend you could not protect from a merciless onslaught of violent American hegemony, save their self and become one of the greats; proving that poetry is the cradle that society never mentions.”

—Tongo Eisen-Martin, author of Heaven Is All Goodbyes

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Featured on June 7, 2021

Glorious Veils of Diane

Rainie Oet’s Glorious Veils of Diane is a revelation, a reveling both unpredictable and terrifyingly familiar—in prose poems that stain the mind long after reading. For Diane, horror is a comfort, a realm of safety to a trans body made monstrous to itself. Choral and haunting, images and language fragments fold in and out of this story, and Oet unsettles with an artful grace.

—Chase Berggrun

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Featured on May 31, 2021

Greyhound

I think it's silly to think of any community as a "legion" or a collection of the sum of its parts, but I truly do believe if one is to speak about where they draw an ethical line in the sand it needs to acknowledge the ways those lines are faulted by those that claim community over them. These pages are heavily inspired by The Microbial State: Global Thriving and The Body Politic by Stefanie R. Fishel, and in writing the Greyhound poem, a longform expansive piece on movement's influence of the body and the shapes gender takes around it, I would be remiss to not acknowledge the ethical and moral movements taken by singular bodies and the communities made up of those bodies. It is one thing to tweet about all of your writing being against the police and its accomplices so I wanted to be explicit in my stance that my writing is against the police, borders, prisons, and containment, and that it is important to reckon with the parts of my larger community that remain complicit in the existence of what I am against. That being said mine and my writing's stance shouldn't be static, and I hope to convey in the movement of these pieces that it is something I want to go to even if I must struggle toward it. —Aeon Ginsberg

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