Wank by Dale Booton

I picture him bringing himself off    eyes glued to the lucid screen of men in their prime    heated bodies thrashing against the cold glare of the camera forced moans    inherent script    the rock-and-roll lullaby of fucking    I reckon he would time it    strum himself to the point of relief… Continue reading Wank by Dale Booton

An Interview with Olivia Loccisano author of “Fairy Blood”

KRISTIN GARTH: Since your poems reference a lot of the mythology of fairytales, I wanted to ask you first what your favorite fairytale is and why. OLIVIA LOCCISANO: I have many fairy tales that I love and resonate with, but my favourite has to be “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” by Hans Christian Andersen. It is… Continue reading An Interview with Olivia Loccisano author of “Fairy Blood”

STEPPING FURTHER INTO PERIL — a review of nudes by Jesse Hilson

NUDES. Elle Nash. Short Flight/Long Drive Books, 2020. 242 pages. The very first impression of Elle Nash’s collection of short stories Nudes is that it is a very slick, small paperback book of a higher quality than a lot of paperback books I’ve purchased lately from indie lit outfits. The authors photo in the back… Continue reading STEPPING FURTHER INTO PERIL — a review of nudes by Jesse Hilson

How Many Eventually Paid For Me?

I’m funding my way out of religious abuse with small town art modeling which does not produce enough cash.  When prompted, I choose the lewd, lucrative path in a southern hottown famous for white beaches, showgirlsecclesiastical wrath. This town is topless clubs, Pentecostal revivals; world tourists converged in Pensacola confess their urge for God or something less — like me,off… Continue reading How Many Eventually Paid For Me?