Two poems from Don Kloss

From Sonora to M31 Near midnight After I slid cards into the mail box I stood on the sidewalk Looked up at the sky Not since nights spent years ago On a Mexican desert ranch Have the heavens looked so clear The planets and stars Such brilliant pin points There was a temporary calm A... Continue Reading →


Two poems from Kristin Garth

The Sound of Sadness The sound of sadness is The Graduate soundtrack relentlessly repeated via your inadequate bedroom door. I know its allegories, their creep still deep in me, as once was he. What virgins do, these songs made into hymns you're memorizing, not a thing to do with me at all. Belonged to me... Continue Reading →

Two poems from Kendall A. Bell

Most days, I am a museum of things I want to forget (after E.E. Scott) On this wall, a canvas with pasted, yellow cornered pictures of a boy who sat by himself in classrooms. A mantle with a broken soccer trophy next to an open folder holding three certificates from a poetry contest. A pair... Continue Reading →

Two poems from Holly Day

What Keeps Me Awake He’s not even out of the house yet, and I’m imagining him dying in some sort of post-nuclear firestorm, or struggling against a mugger forgetting to eat. He’s not even stepped out on his own and I’m already imagining he’s discovered heavy drinking or he can’t sleep in his new home... Continue Reading →

New work coming in March!

Hey there, Adelina here. Nastia and I are rebooting Work to a calm for 2018, and we're not having set issues anymore, as we haven't been getting enough submissions to be able to have full issues. We will keep all of our past issues here for you to read, but now, we'll be posting any... Continue Reading →

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