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Tommy Pico: from Nature Poem

Tommy Pico: from Nature Poem

Like poison oak or the Left Eye part in “Waterfalls” you become a little bit of everything you brush against. Today I am a handful of raisins and abt 15 ppl on the water taxi. When my dad texts me two cousins dead this week, one 26 the other 30, what I’m really trying to...
Moon Howl: Open Call Poetry Folio

Moon Howl: Open Call Poetry Folio

For Lemon Hound 3.0.1’s first Open Call, we received hundreds of incredible submissions. After two years of hiatus, it’s no surprise that we returned to a poetry community that was vibrant, dynamic, topical, and biting; what was a beautiful surprise was that that same  community remembered us just as fondly. Lemon Hound 3.0 is a...
Lauren Turner

Lauren Turner

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, PLEASE HANG UP Mangos are the ripest weapons on hand. You ask me what I’ve wanted the longest and I say a mate whose jugular I couldn’t burst. Going everywhere in a transparent blouse only to see where visitors would leave their signature. The sky is entrailed with fireworks. A hobo...
Shriram Sivaramakrishnan

Shriram Sivaramakrishnan

////////\///////// In a painting I never drew, an autumn forest awaits discovery under a torrent of tiny strokes, each an impression of my left thumb. The forest, a forest of lefts, every leaf & trunk & shadow & the stream loitering in the middle of the landscape a left, & where a trunk rises into...
Mikko Harvey

Mikko Harvey

I BUILT A PLAYGROUND   I built a playground where you can be alone, like you like to be. And I know how you like to play games about time, so I built you               this special slide that never ends— you just keep sliding. Silly how a life can move in one direction for...
Jessie Jones

Jessie Jones

BLOOM Scraped into shallow, almost hostile questions of spring, girl feels the full girlishness of her being flood in. The first tulip discovering its great head. Girl falls into the soil, doubles the doubles double and divide until they’re all whirling intently against the rich dark so-cold-it-seems-wet. One resists, swiping at the pleasure of itwhile...
nathan dueck

nathan dueck

WONDER Whom will we worship? With which weekly show? Wonder Woman TM! When will viewers bow down? Wednesdays! Which warrior wins network renown? Wonder Woman TM! Why will viewers bow low? Wielding weapons – broadsword, arrows, longbow – Wonder Woman TM twirls without weighty brawn! Weighing wisdom – highbrow, lowbrow, well-known – Wonder Woman TM...
Margaret Christakos

Margaret Christakos

CHARGER 10 Click slideshow to advance.   ______ Margaret Christakos is a Canadian poet from Sudbury, Ontario, who has lived in Toronto since 1987. Recent books include Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss & Selfies (BookThug 2016) and Multitudes (Coach House 2013). A Selected Poems called Space Between her Lips, edited by Greg Betts, appeared in Spring 2017 (Wildrid Laurier University Press). She is...
Sonnet L'Abbé

Sonnet L’Abbé

LXXIX Googling “white peopling,” I stumbledupon proverbial anchor babies in Urban Dictionary. UD should call me queenpin for I pwn thespian terminology. The attitude my verse asdfghjkls is sonetic: phonetics and virtual worlds’ porn aesthetics alloyed in a gentle sonnet’s grace—in a butterrace’s kinetic, vowelful, embodying phrase. Ragealicious, this numbness-cure, this sick overshare. Opensourced, the...

Sergio A. Ortiz

APPLICATION FOR CANONIZATION   I hereby request to be canonized in the Holy Church of Love. A man swore eternal love, but his love was hell on earth. I have more stigmata on my body than those required by your Church, greater tears than those expressed in cubic centimeters by any of the aspirants to...
Safiya Sinclair: from Cannibal

Safiya Sinclair: from Cannibal

CRANIA AMERICANA   The Caucasian skull is large and oval, with well-proportioned features. The nasal bones are arched, the chin full, the teeth vertical. This race is distinguished for the facility with which it attains the highest intellectual endowments.                                                Lusus Naturae                                                         noun (rare)                                                        ...
Marcela Huerta: from Tropico

Marcela Huerta: from Tropico

TROPICO I buy a game for the computer in the family room. The game is a simulation game, I buy it full-price at a game store, not for 50% off from the discount bins at Walmart like I usually do. The game I buy is called Tropico. In it you are the jefe of a...

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