Beautiful – Lennix

My body is speaking to me The tongues of my skin Speak languages that do not reach my mouth. Whisper sweet nothings, to which I can not reply, the words caught in Linguistic purgatory Trying to translate beautiful a noun, a possessive word beautiful, The word is stuck in the spit of man as he…

Quick Links: Teaching Poetry

When it comes to teaching poetry, lesson plans have to be catered to the demographic you are aiming to teach. While we can’t create a syllabus for every type of student, we can provide resources that can help you introduce or further deepen your students’ understanding of poetry. Important: Accessibility Guide– created by Poetry Out…

Short Line! at The New York City Poetry Festival

Short Line Review is having our first event! We’re having our first ever reading at The New York City Poetry Festival! Our poetry reading is on Saturday July 28th 5-5:30PM at Chumley’s in Colonel’s Row, Governors Island. The reading features Jayy Dodd, Nanee, Lauren Halbert, and Samira Sadeque, and is hosted by co-founder Dena Igusti….

Guide to Publication Rights

Knowing your publication rights is a crucial factor in navigating how you want your work to be published. While you own the copyright to anything you write, registration with the U.S. Copyright Office will entitle you to monetary damages in cases of infringement. Here is a guide to publication rights, the types of rights available,…

Multifaceted: Interview with Christopher Diaz | Written Wednesday

Christopher Diaz is a Chamorro poet, freelance photographer, and military veteran. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2009 with a B.A. in English, then served for six years as a Public Affairs officer in the U.S. Air Force. As a writer in residence with “Writers in the Schools”, he teaches performance poetry and creative…

Submission Sunday | Poem, “Fearless Future,” by Walter Herres

Heaven or hell, being a gentleman or a deviant destined for a cell. Many past authors, scholars and sages have transcribed through the ages the secrets of passing cyclic degrees, to in turn stand stable upon  feet rather than knees. The wise show reverence to noble truths; as fools make shackles for themselves by conduct. More so his ancestral roots…

Written Wednesday | Interview With Justice Hehir

  Justice Hehir is a second-year MFA Playwriting student at Hunter College under the direction of Annie Baker, Brighde Mullins, and Branden Jacobs Jenkins. She graduated from Rutgers in 2016 with a BA in English and Women’s and Gender Studies and a lot of debt. She’s from New Jersey and her plays tend to focus…

“Trump Nation” by Victoria Buffalino

betrayal: sneaky snake slippery, slow you feel comfort as he wraps his arms around your throat “Let me save you,” he coos as he strangles you you’ll never see it coming (at least, it’ll feel sudden when you’ve spend the whole relationship with your eyes squeezed shut) one day he just strikes (about:) This is…

Victoria Buffalino “magazine model material?”

just particles of skin just articles of clothing hanging from my frame eyes without any glint glossy only in print devastated desolated (un)dead yet this is a love letter, i always find myself crawling back down on my hands & knees for you or because of you, you’ve ruined me you feel like home (about:)…