June 2014

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Available Now: Baby-Doll Under Ice
Katie Jean Shinkle's Baby-Doll Under Ice puts a chill in these early days of summer with an eerie language in a world full of lemons and gray.

Charlotte, dear, dear, Charlotte. This crate of lemons on the shore
is rotten.
Charlotte, this December, it is so cold we cannot smell the stink.

- from Baby-Doll Under Ice by Katie Jean Shinkle

Baby-Doll Under Ice

Baby-Doll Under Ice
by Katie Jean Shinkle
$6.00 + shipping


Katie Jean Shinkle is the author of one novel, Our Prayers After the Fire (Blue Square Press, forthcoming), as well as four chapbooks. Other work can be found in Barrow Street, New Orleans Review, BLOOM, FLAUNT Magazine, and elsewhere. She serves as the Associate Editor of Denver Quarterly.

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Available Now: FREE SNAKE POEMS ABOUT SNAKES. Let's do this.

FREE SNAKE POEMS ABOUT SNAKES. Let's do this. is a collection of poetry (arguably) about snakes. Snake as metaphor, snake as symbol, snake as image, snake as god, snake as character, and often, snake as penis (because everyone knew that was going to happen - let's be honest). While not free, the collection is at least Moderately Priced Snake Poems About Snakes, at $5.00 for a LOT of pages of poems about snakes.

"There's some guy in the Bible named Jeroboam.

When I was five years old I asked my parents for a pet snake. They forgot about it for ten years then surprised me one Christmas and got me a python.

An inch is about twenty five thousand microns.

I was fifteen when they gave me this snake. What the fuck is this, I thought, I don't want a snake anymore. I'm fifteen, I wanted one when I was five.

Fungal infections can give you hives."

- from The Worst Snake Poem Ever Written by Zeb Haradon