Friday, March 26, 2021

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!: Visceral Uterus, Covid Edition

Yep, we're jumping on that bandwagon. 

VU is planning its third print edition, and what's a more relevant theme than Covid? 

We want more than poems. We want stories (flash, please.)  We want anecdotes. We want your rants, your regrets, your hopes. Photos and drawings (black and white, please) are also awesome. 

All previously published pieces on VU will be considered, but we'd love content that directly addresses the pandemic. 

Submit, as always to: 
Title email: COVID SUBMISSION: (Your name) 
As always, paste the submission in the body of the email. 

Stay Creative! 


Sunday, March 21, 2021

Sebago Docksides by J Archer Avary

the rich kids
     in the Golden Isles
          adhered to a preppy look
                 they shared a certain uniform
                       solid colour shirts with an alligator 
                 khaki shorts from Duck Head
           and their shoes had to be
     Sebago Docksides
I wasn’t rich

--J Archer Avary

Sunday, March 14, 2021

do you forget you have a heart, too by Ryan C Johnson

do you forget you have a heart, too

latch and leech your way

into lives, into fake happiness

into hearts and cling

there. like a gnat

resting on a brain

gnawing and buzzing

poking and prodding

like a spider without a web but

instead a laced framework of

friends forged by falsehoods and

wide grins.

people love you.

don’t they.

especially when you dig your dirty nails

into their chests so you can

get to the meat, the muscle and bone

and heart, so you can

hoard it for yourself as they

smile with their eyes and drip

slippery accolades.

hooray—I can’t feel a thing

what do you feel?

-- Ryan  C Johnson

Monday, March 1, 2021

Book Trailer!: Sluts and Whores by C E Hoffman


It's here! My book is officially available via Thurston Howl Publications. 

For the trailer, I wanted to create a commentary on how words like "slut" and "whore" are used- particularly in the media I grew up on. 

Proud to say I edited it myself. ☺️

Thanks for watching! 

Friday, January 29, 2021

Full Moon by John Grey

Here I am 
in my fantastic automobile 
cruising down the highway 
at eighty miles an hour 
with blur on all sides, 
nothingness behind 
and a full moon on the horizon 
that I'm headed straight for. 
 It's supposed to be 384,000 miles away. 
 The faster I go, the more I know better. 

 -- John Grey

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Merch Reveal! (new vid)

In this vid I give you a sneak peak into one of the book party giveaways, and lift up some awesome folks. Check out my blogthoughts here!

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Zoo / Depression by James Croal Jackson

your nephew said I was the cool one

(ripped jeans)      it gave me a kind 

of complex     nothing was the same 


after that day at the zoo      an old 

chimpanzee contemplated suicide in 

the corner of his cage       how life 


knows a multitude of ways to restrain you

 I considered   myself                lost

in the crowd        not answering my phone 


nor trying to find you     I know 

that’s not feasible I mean we were kids 

pushing kids     blue by the aquarium 


glass    big-eyed fish couldn’t notice us 

if they tried   the big room shimmering 

in the gray January light   we trapped

--James Croal Jackson