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Bergman’s Island and Other Poems Out Now: Buy it for 33% Off This Weekend Only

Terror House Press is pleased to announce the release of its 22nd book: Bergman's Island and Other Poems by Ralph Monday, a poetry chapbook focusing…


Erotic Cake Alone; or, One Fat Man’s Rock Bottom

“Rock bottom” is a phrase usually applied to alcoholism and describes the point at which one recognizes they have no choice but to get sober or die.…


Terror House Radio, Episode #55: Norman’s Last Stand (with Ralph Monday)

On this episode of Terror House Radio, Matt Forney and Benjamin Welton welcome Ralph Monday the show to discuss the second edition of his poetry…


Summer Story

The silver bell chimes through the candy shop, marking the first customer of the day. It is a quaint shop: violet-tinted rectangular glass panes set…


“Trepidation,” “Polishing Photos,” “Intestine,” and Other Poems

Trepidation One day a man came to me He said I heard you have a lot of trepidation I said you were right He said can you show me I pulled out a…


Chamber REST

Olga Mireya, PhD Center for Brain and Cognitive Sciences Westeastern University Abstract Sensory deprivation (SD) remains a largely underexplored…


Survival

At 16, my older brother Mike was tried as an adult and sentenced to a year in the lock-me-tight for running out of the Scottish fast food joint…


Notes on the Tucson Poetry Festival

Tucson recently held its 35th annual Tucson Poetry Festival, sponsored by the University of Arizona. I didn't go. In the 20 years I lived in Tucson,…


Prism

My German grandmother told me as a child: “Never play with Negroes, Jews, wops or half-breeds.” My mother was less vociferous about such matters, but…


Luminaria, Chapter 10: Upside Down — Mavis

I’ve started smoking again. After being so good at stopping. I’m so fucking angry I could kill Natasha’s cat. Okay, strike that. The cat’s gone…