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Tommy Pico: from Nature Poem

Tommy Pico: from Nature Poem

Like poison oak or the Left Eye part in “Waterfalls” you become a little bit of everything you brush against. Today I am a handful of raisins and abt 15 ppl on the water taxi. When my dad texts me two cousins dead this week, one 26 the other 30, what I’m really trying to...
Durga Chew-Bose: 3 Questions

Durga Chew-Bose: 3 Questions

Sometimes what feels risky to me might seem quite guarded to readers. –Durga Chew-Bose Tess Liem: In your writing, especially in “Heart Museum,” you use repetition to create rhythm and stylize how thoughts are lodged within other thoughts within memories within reflex reactions within moods, and so on. When you talk about the way your...
Moon Howl: Open Call Poetry Folio

Moon Howl: Open Call Poetry Folio

For Lemon Hound 3.0.1’s first Open Call, we received hundreds of incredible submissions. After two years of hiatus, it’s no surprise that we returned to a poetry community that was vibrant, dynamic, topical, and biting; what was a beautiful surprise was that that same  community remembered us just as fondly. Lemon Hound 3.0 is a...
Lauren Turner

Lauren Turner

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, PLEASE HANG UP Mangos are the ripest weapons on hand. You ask me what I’ve wanted the longest and I say a mate whose jugular I couldn’t burst. Going everywhere in a transparent blouse only to see where visitors would leave their signature. The sky is entrailed with fireworks. A hobo...
Shriram Sivaramakrishnan

Shriram Sivaramakrishnan

////////\///////// In a painting I never drew, an autumn forest awaits discovery under a torrent of tiny strokes, each an impression of my left thumb. The forest, a forest of lefts, every leaf & trunk & shadow & the stream loitering in the middle of the landscape a left, & where a trunk rises into...
Mikko Harvey

Mikko Harvey

I BUILT A PLAYGROUND   I built a playground where you can be alone, like you like to be. And I know how you like to play games about time, so I built you               this special slide that never ends— you just keep sliding. Silly how a life can move in one direction for...
Jessie Jones

Jessie Jones

BLOOM Scraped into shallow, almost hostile questions of spring, girl feels the full girlishness of her being flood in. The first tulip discovering its great head. Girl falls into the soil, doubles the doubles double and divide until they’re all whirling intently against the rich dark so-cold-it-seems-wet. One resists, swiping at the pleasure of itwhile...
nathan dueck

nathan dueck

WONDER Whom will we worship? With which weekly show? Wonder Woman TM! When will viewers bow down? Wednesdays! Which warrior wins network renown? Wonder Woman TM! Why will viewers bow low? Wielding weapons – broadsword, arrows, longbow – Wonder Woman TM twirls without weighty brawn! Weighing wisdom – highbrow, lowbrow, well-known – Wonder Woman TM...
Margaret Christakos

Margaret Christakos

CHARGER 10 Click slideshow to advance.   ______ Margaret Christakos is a Canadian poet from Sudbury, Ontario, who has lived in Toronto since 1987. Recent books include Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss & Selfies (BookThug 2016) and Multitudes (Coach House 2013). A Selected Poems called Space Between her Lips, edited by Greg Betts, appeared in Spring 2017 (Wildrid Laurier University Press). She is...
Sonnet L'Abbé

Sonnet L’Abbé

LXXIX Googling “white peopling,” I stumbledupon proverbial anchor babies in Urban Dictionary. UD should call me queenpin for I pwn thespian terminology. The attitude my verse asdfghjkls is sonetic: phonetics and virtual worlds’ porn aesthetics alloyed in a gentle sonnet’s grace—in a butterrace’s kinetic, vowelful, embodying phrase. Ragealicious, this numbness-cure, this sick overshare. Opensourced, the...

Sergio A. Ortiz

APPLICATION FOR CANONIZATION   I hereby request to be canonized in the Holy Church of Love. A man swore eternal love, but his love was hell on earth. I have more stigmata on my body than those required by your Church, greater tears than those expressed in cubic centimeters by any of the aspirants to...
Safiya Sinclair: from Cannibal

Safiya Sinclair: from Cannibal

CRANIA AMERICANA   The Caucasian skull is large and oval, with well-proportioned features. The nasal bones are arched, the chin full, the teeth vertical. This race is distinguished for the facility with which it attains the highest intellectual endowments.                                                Lusus Naturae                                                         noun (rare)                                                        ...
Camilla Grudova: unstitching

Camilla Grudova: unstitching

One afternoon, after finishing a cup of coffee in her living room, Greta discovered how to unstitch herself. Her clothes, skin, and hair fell from her like the peeled rind of a fruit, and her true body stepped out. Greta was very clean so she swept her old self away and deposited it in the...
From Gentlemen of the Shade: Jen Sookfong Lee

From Gentlemen of the Shade: Jen Sookfong Lee

RISK, ON AND SCREEN OFF At 15, when I first watched My Own Private Idaho, my sexuality was still a fetal idea. But even though there are few women in the film, the experiences of Mike, Scott, and their group of street hustlers carry many of the same ideas of risk that shadow young women...
Fred Moten: the gramsci monument

Fred Moten: the gramsci monument

the gramsci monument if the projects become a project from outside then the projects been a project forever. held in the projects we the project they stole. we steal the project back and try to give it back to them. come on, come get some of this project. we protect the project with our open...
Marcela Huerta: from Tropico

Marcela Huerta: from Tropico

TROPICO I buy a game for the computer in the family room. The game is a simulation game, I buy it full-price at a game store, not for 50% off from the discount bins at Walmart like I usually do. The game I buy is called Tropico. In it you are the jefe of a...
Phoebe Wang: from Admission Requirements

Phoebe Wang: from Admission Requirements

  Excerpted from Admission Requirements by Phoebe Wang. Copyright © 2017 Phoebe Wang. Published by McClelland & Stewart, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.
Marcus McCann: from Shut Up Slow Down Let Go Breathe

Marcus McCann: from Shut Up Slow Down Let Go Breathe

SEX AT THIRTY-ONE Here’s hunger’s sweet spot, extra dough, and a summary of my competencies, is what I thought the year would be. Under its canopy, I vowed to string enough fairy lights end to end to make waver the dominant view. That and get off. It was overly lofty. Bulbs burst not from weakness...
Susan Briante: from The Market Wonders

Susan Briante: from The Market Wonders

Towards a Poetics of the Dow (excerpt) Everyday has a number attached to it. Great additions, subtractions. This is not just an aesthetic problem (see Ashbery). There is a “natural impulse toward the boundedness of closure.” The bell rings, trading stops. But the world is “unfinished” (Hejinian). Both the rivers and their banks are moving....
Coming soon...

Coming soon…

We’re getting together content for a full slate of fall issues, but we can’t review, or choose a poem of the week from your book unless we have copies. We’ll be posting calls soon, for essays and reviews, short takes, interviews, fiction, poetry, How Poems Work, and How Fiction Works and more. Buckle up! We...
Catriona Wright: from Table Manners

Catriona Wright: from Table Manners

ORIGIN STORY Some of it was probably cozy and nice. Close to the fire, silly drunk on sweet fermented plums. Some of it was urgent. One last romp before the man strapped on his sandals and dragged his sword into a bloody field. And some quiet, unbuttoning all those pearl buttons from nape to feet,...
Poem of the Week: Trish Salah

Poem of the Week: Trish Salah

What a vision is. Of course it is not all to do with pleasure, let alone the composition of your genitals, Fluids forming a confluence of energy and sleep, predator joy, and submissive heat. Of course there is no simple logic to a boy in a man’s lap, a slave gazing with devoted eyes, or...
Flannery O'Connor reads A Good Man is Hard to Find

Flannery O’Connor reads A Good Man is Hard to Find

I wrote about this story, indirectly, a while back. Here’s an excerpt: A new story by Alice Munro in the current New Yorker had the Hound up part of the night, and just when she had begun to think that Munro couldn’t zing her anymore. The twist in plot took her completely by surprise. Cheeky,...
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  We have a few treats lined up for you. Our first call for work coming soon. #repost #starpower #neverdie #leapforyou #yesmaam #poetry #prose #entre #othet #nohands #montreal #kisses A post shared by Lemon hound (@lemon_hound) on Jul 19, 2017 at 7:02am PDT
Feminist Boot Camp: Train Like Arya

Feminist Boot Camp: Train Like Arya

Train like Arya Stark
Kevin Connolly "Song"

Kevin Connolly “Song”

Click on poem to advance. [Show picture list] from Xiphoid Process, Anansi 2017
Coming Soon, Support Our Campaign

Coming Soon, Support Our Campaign

Lemon Hound 3.0 will start posting this fall. Publishers please get your catalogs in. Details in the contact page. Once we’re up and running we’ll have calls out with links to Submittable, and we’ll consider pitches of reviews and essays and features in all genres and modes. We have also started a gofund me campaign...
Thanks & So Long

Thanks & So Long

These last few months have been difficult, knowing that Lemon Hound would be ending, not quite believing it. I’ve been torn between wanting–as has been my feeling from the beginning–to save this as a space for women and diverse voices–and wanting my life back; between knowing that we need to provide more opportunities for writers...
Bhanu Kapil: from Ban En Banlieue

Bhanu Kapil: from Ban En Banlieue

Where is the body in the poem? This is a question I have been asking a lot lately, and will continue to ask as I embark on a collection of essays about poetry. This is not a question the reader will have to ask of Bhanu Kapil‘s work though. The body is right there, in...
Northern British Columbia: Six Poets

Northern British Columbia: Six Poets

I sought these poets knowing I was catching only a slice of northern BC’s writers, in order to offer a glimpse into some of what’s going on out here. This doesn’t represent a renaissance – there have been poets toiling in these eskers and valleys for ages – but it’s proof of a region’s literature...
Gentle, Juliana Spahr

Gentle, Juliana Spahr

Nature, what is nature? What is eco? What is eco-poetics? What is nature-eco-poetics? How does feminism fit into nature eco poetics? What would a Vendana Shiva/Donna Haraway hybrid look like? Tim Lilburn and Juliana Spahr? I can’t help but wonder what, how, nature, or what we think of nature differs east, west, developed, undeveloped, with...

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