“The Whore Poem” by Cleo

Issue 24 / Winter 2021 / Special Issue: Pleasure Listen to Cleo perform “The Whore Poem” while you read along! The Whore Poem My body looks best when it’s bent. I get it from my mother, a Midwestern baby boomer, a proper woman who scrubbed herself clean...

“I’ve Always Been Your Woman” by Pietra Dunmore

Issue 24 / Winter 2021 / Special Issue: Pleasure We walked towards his dorm and stood near the entrance, silent. His hands touched my face, slowly going down my neck and shoulders. Then he stopped and butted his forehead against mine, looking at me. I looked right...

“Postcard Poem 3” by Krystle May Statler

Issue 24 / Winter 2021 / Special Issue: Pleasure   Krystle May Statler (she/her) is a multiracial poet living in Los Angeles. She is a co-founder/editor for every other, a Los Angeles-based collective that publishes literary broadsides by writers from around the...