How to Make an Extremist

I am outside scrubbing the concrete of the bear enclosure. There is a patch of dark staining the gray expanse, and Bhagavan Antle, the...

Frozen Chosin

Editor's note, 9/11: Since we published this excerpt from Dennis Maulsby's Free Fire Zone, the book has received two national recognitions. It was a...

Kill-Zone Requiem

Editor's note, 9/11: Since we published this excerpt from Dennis Maulsby's Free Fire Zone, the book has received two national recognitions. It was a...

The Cassowary

Iowa Bird of Mouth is a yearlong, online crowdsourced poetry project created by Jennifer L. Knox honoring a different Iowa bird each month. October’s...

God Gave Safe Passage to the Animals Through His Forest of Bright Spectrums

Iowa Bird of Mouth is a yearlong, online crowdsourced poetry project created by Jennifer L. Knox honoring a different Iowa bird each month. October’s...

Birds vs. Bats

Iowa Bird of Mouth is a yearlong, online crowdsourced poetry project created by Jennifer L. Knox honoring a different Iowa bird each month. (You...

My Sister the Cockatoo

Iowa Bird of Mouth is a yearlong, online crowdsourced poetry project created by Jennifer L. Knox honoring a different Iowa bird each month. (You...

All the Other Lights

Iowa Bird of Mouth is a yearlong, online crowdsourced poetry project created by Jennifer L. Knox honoring a different Iowa bird each month. (You...

Apnea

robed prison walls in a gated concrete state i was told there were jungles here, but all i see are unknown faces, all i hear are passive...

Wood Is Not Dead

Wood is not dead It is a facsimile of itself Disguised as slices of trees Living in houses Or as posts driven into river muck It is abrupt curtains...