Lands Shift and So Should Poems: An Interview with Jake Skeets

By Margarita Cruz Jake Skeets (Diné) is from the Navajo Nation. He received an MFA at the Institute of American Indian Arts. His work has appeared in Word Riot, Connotation Press, The Blueshift Journal, and elsewhere, and he recently founded Cloudthroat, an online publication of Indigenous art and poetics. He is the winner of the 2018 … More Lands Shift and So Should Poems: An Interview with Jake Skeets

Three Poems by Savannah Slone

Field Notes on Becoming Yourself pluck fallopian foxgloves from your diseased roots egg trek            cardiac harvest wear insects as rings, arthropod legs caging each digit around your neck, trilobites rusty toenails scratch off achilles blisters stack blocks with your beet stained gums pick suckers from your armpits swallow them whole: deer ticks,          your aphrodisiac palpitate your inner … More Three Poems by Savannah Slone

An Excerpt from “Medium Warp,” by Mike Oliphant, our 2018 Gas Station Winner

Conditional Ascension in JavaScript              if (condition1) {                 block of code to be executed if condition1 is true              } else if (condition2) {                 block of code to be executed if the condition1 is false and condition2 is true              } else {                 block of code to be executed if the condition1 is false and condition2 is false … More An Excerpt from “Medium Warp,” by Mike Oliphant, our 2018 Gas Station Winner

Worry Bone, by Hans Hetrick

Worry Bone Always shaking my tree Always rattling my bones       Stirs up       the natives       tending my temple       grooming my home They get no peace They never feel at home       Worry bone preaches       doom on every street       He’s a guest on every show Thinks God burnt trifles into stone       Swears disaster lurks       ravenous behind every       promising … More Worry Bone, by Hans Hetrick