by Mia Poirier
Weaving elements of humor, bitterness, and earnest personal history, Demon Hickeys is Sappho meets Punky Brewster, or a window into the tribulations of growing up and discovering one’s sexuality. Mia Poirier inserts herself unflinchingly into the LGBT literary community, touching nimbly upon relationships, family, and city life, illuminating the challenges of youth along the way.
Funny and thoughtful, concise and casual; poems rescued from an ivory tower and restored to their proper home atop a cocktail napkin. Reminiscent of a conversation over drinks, or perhaps around a campfire, Kaitlyn Perrin proves that the best kind of verse is often the most accessible. If you have ever felt poetry takes itself too seriously, then Chewing Around the Rind is for you.
by Laura Rojas
Trace the lines connecting everything to everything else; the "pieces of red yarn / woven through molecular spaces" linking all times, all places. Rojas uses interrelated and recurring symbolic imagery to allow each poem to feel like the microcosmic reflection of an elegant whole, universal in scope, yet intensely personal in expression.
by Laura Dyer
The various pieces brought together here break romantic content into modern, exploratory forms, playing with ideas of alteration over time as someone or something becomes a memory. What we remember in matters of the heart is often half-honest, yet somewhere in these memories lie fragments of truth. These poems are Dyer's fragments.
by Jesse Anger
Alternately haunting and beautiful, Far Too Close collects some previously published work alongside several never-before-seen poems, three of which were available exclusively in print from The Blasted Tree Store. Accompany Anger as he cuts beneath the skin of time and reveals what is there.
by Kyle Flemmer
Characterized by a sparse and direct style, this selection of first poems moves nimbly between comedy and gravity, pulling the reader into a realm where the familiar and unquestioned are made alien. Dorito Hangover asks us to take notice of the cultural miasma hanging over our fast-food society, a thick fog of engine fumes and brand loyalty smothering our taste in leaders and TV shows.
The Blasted Tree is now accepting the submission of chapbook-length poetry collections. We are looking for poetry which possesses a unique voice or perspective, aims to innovate and expand the boundaries, or challenges the expectations of the craft. Our poetry collections are conceptual units, explorations of a significant subject, place, or time. How do you versify the human experience? Is your work sounding the depths of language, inventing new visual lexicons, cutting to the heart of an issue, event, or feeling? Does your poetry revolve around or emanate from a counter-cultural point of view? Send your manuscripts to The Blasted Tree for consideration - we need collections around 15 poems (20 pages) long to make into beautiful chapbooks!
The Blasted Tree also accepts single poems for publication online or in limited print editions. We make leaflets, longsheet, broadsheets, artist prints, and any other kind of print media we can dream up. Send us your original poems of any length, and we'll concoct something interesting to suit.
Poetry, both collections and single works, can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exciting poetry challenges mainstream perspectives and looks to innovate, sometimes bordering on the subversive or counter-cultural. Our poetry collections can be accessed to the right and are often available for purchase in limited print editions from The Blasted Tree Store. Links to our poetry listed alphabetically by author can be found HERE.