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Six poems by Aimee Herman: Part one

For the entire month of June RESTLESS is celebrating Pride by featuring work exclusively by LGBTQ writers. Check out the “Pride2015” tag for more. that film strip You were absent that day there was a filmstrip on how to get through all this. You were absent that day they taught Read More

“Brioche” by Nikki Paley Cox

I walked east on Chicago Ave late last week after leaving the theatre and called Mordechai who I knew would be buried on his couch in his apartment behind the projects west of Lincoln Center. His voice cracked but proclaimed Self-indulgence over! and we laughed but really he said it Read More

“12 Syllable Word for Levitation” by Tyson Himes

Ageless words are heaven stuff that descend upon a boy as bruxism in the night. When he ascends, looking down on the flat plane, there is no refuge— not even words for shade.   Tyson Himes writes from his apartment in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh and is from Warren, Read More

“face” by Camille Thigpen

the sun treads softly upon our shoulders as step by step we slip (clip clop like a ba-thump ba- thump like a tick-tock) across the beach composed of pebbles & rocks you then, you who are composed of brambles & letters & lashing wind, you sit facing the tide (a Read More

“The Unraveling” by Taunja Thomson

Scarlet honey hag kisses lightly offers silver Orion no rusting shuts the door on your ebony brooding: when will you weaken give in to madness take her talisman? Apples are for vision. She is foxglove and hemlock a patina curling off of lunar bones your cinnamon bane hair of fern Read More