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Terror House Press is pleased to announce the release of its tenth book: Bluff City by David Lohrey, a collection of over 40 of Lohrey's best short…


“Okra Casserole Baked at 350,” “Satchmo Was White,” “Sitting Pretty,” and Other Poems

Okra Casserole Baked at 350 The bald soprano was hiding in the bushes. You better say something or I will. God is watching is not good enough. Tell…


Imperialism

Aswirl in accusations, the noble gentleman fell, as the crowds spat and stomped on his bronzed cadaver. “Pig.” “Beast.” “Monster.” The crowd hurled…


“Glass from Sand,” “Call to Arms,” “Solitary Confinement,” and Other Poems

Glass from Sand Are you mindful of the fact that the man there in the turban is not a chimpanzee? I know this because that man is me. If you close…


“Castles Made of Sand Are Called Sand Castles,” “Miss DeNiro’s Headdress,” “Bullet Points,” and “Crime of Understanding”

Castles Made of Sand Are Called Sand Castles I am a rentboy living in a ramshackle apartment at the Champs Elysees Complex in downtown Dhahran in the…


“Spaghetti Dinner,” “Cincinnati,” “White Studies,” and Other Poems

Spaghetti Dinner I, too, only cook once a year. I, too, cook for friends and family. I, too, leave a mess for my wife. I, too, am hated. It’s not the…


“Halfway Between Los Angeles and San Francisco,” “Hope and Change,” “Waste Not, Want Not,” and Other Poems

Halfway Between Los Angeles and San Francisco A rooster signals the start of the day. Workers wearing sombreros and ball caps emerge from the…


Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, Part 3

It was my generation, after all, that had brought this about. It was we who were the food and sex addicts. My parents’ generation didn’t snack. They…


Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, Part 2

My parents had a lot of Jewish friends, and so did I. In fact, I was taken to school throughout my childhood in a carpool made up of Jewish kids. Our…


Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, Part 1

It was in March 1971 that the event occurred. I’d have to guess on the specific time and day. I’ll look into it and get back to you. That month in…