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AuthorTitleContent WarningsTypePreview
A.C. Gerhard
None
Poetry
"We've started purifying ourselves with salt, my friends and I..."
A.K. Afferez
Assault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"Midtrail the carcass of a rabbit..."
Ada Limón
AbleismSubstance Use
Poetry
"Standing at the swell of the muddy Mississippi..."
Aditi Nagrath
None
Poetry
"Truth be told, the endless spark..."
Aditi Nagrath
None
Poetry
"the animal harsh wild unforgiving..."
Aditi Nagrath
Sexual ContentAssault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"I. A lift and a  fall..."
Alex Haagaard
Assault/Abuse/ViolenceSubstance UsePTSD/Mental IllnessBody HorrorDeath/Suicide
Commentary/Review
Bad Ideas\Chemicals is a book for aliens....
Alexis Smithers
None
Commentary/Review
[ME sits in the middle of the high school stage. The house lights are off and there is a dim light coming from the production shop behind the curtain.]...
Alexis Smithers
None
Commentary/Review
jayy dodd's full-length poetry book, Mannish Tongues (Platypus Press, 2017), undoes the contradiction of violence and soft...
Alison Kronstadt
None
Poetry
"What a terrible, messy thing to be given a heart..."
Alison Kronstadt
Assault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"Mantis religiosa..."
Alison Kronstadt
PTSD/Mental Illness
Poetry
"Trauma-related arousal and reactivity that began or worsened after the trauma, in the following way(s):..."
Bei Jei Si
Assault/Abuse/ViolenceSexual Content
Poetry
"I remember the lies I was told as a child..."
Bei Jei Si
Assault/Abuse/ViolenceSexual Content
Poetry
"I. Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome:..."
Brianna Albers
None
Editor's Note
Monsters, it’s been a while!
Brianna Albers
None
Playlist
KNOWLEDGE THROUGH NEGATION; THE REVELATION OF THE UNREVEALABLE...
Brianna Albers
None
Playlist
The fifth installment of our column, "Mixes from the Editor."...
Brianna Albers
None
Playlist
YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY WALLS. THERE IS NO LIGHT, EXCEPT AT THE END OF IT ALL. CRAWL OUT OF THE ABYSS AND RECOIL AGAINST THE SUN'S RAYS UNTIL YOU HAVE IT IN YOU TO BASK, TO SOAK, TO BREATHE...
Brianna Albers
None
Editor's Note
"Dearest Monsters, To say I am proud to gift this, Apotheosis, to you, is an understatement; ..."
Brianna Albers
None
Playlist
The sixth installment of our column, "Mixes from the Editor." ...
Briar Pronschinske
None
Poetry
"At night, I dream of girls with 10 cent boots:..."
Bronwyn Valentine
None
Art
"When I walk the uncontrollable body there is no joy unless I walk alone for the body alone is not..."
Cade Leebron
Assault/Abuse/ViolenceSexual Content
Prose
"In the city of frost and wine we buy because it has a first name, we’ve found our way to the warehouse version of the famous bakery..."
Cade Leebron
None
Poetry
turpitude / teratology / credo
Cade Leebron
Ableism
Poetry
"I’m naming this disease before other..."
Caroline Mao
Death/SuicideChildhood TraumaPTSD/Mental Illness
Commentary/Review
Mariel Fechik’s new chapbook, Millicent, is a lyrical work which explores several central themes, including the speaker’s family (particularly the maternal side) and their Jewish identity...
Caroline Mao
None
Commentary/Review
I often introduce myself as “Caroline from North Carolina,” a simple device that helps people remember both my name and where I’m from...
Chelsea Brown
None
Poetry
The sun pressed...
Chelsea Brown
None
Poetry
“I am not a god: my myths...”
Cosi Nayovitz
Assault/Abuse/ViolenceSexual ContentHospitalization
Prose
"Last she heard, someone would be coming for her any minute..."
Courtney Felle
Death/SuicideAbleism
Poetry
Yale University Statement...
Courtney Felle
AbleismOppression
Poetry
thursday. tyler growled & meowed & pawed the ground under our desks...
Courtney Felle
AbleismOppression
Poetry
I forget the term brain fog & tell you my brain has bad weather...
Cristina Deptula
None
Interview
Leticia Escalera is an independent living skills trainer, who has worked with the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley and Disability Rights Advocate - California and has learning disabilities herself...
Dean Symmonds
PTSD/Mental IllnessDeath/Suicide
Poetry
"don't live / very long. we can't resist / the oven rattling..."
Dean Symmonds
AbleismAssault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"when god forced the pit of you behind my teeth,..."
Dean Symmonds
AbleismAssault/Abuse/ViolenceBody Horror
Poetry
"banish me. drain my blood-water..."
E. Kristen Anderson
Ableism
Poetry
When I consider the facts I’m rendered horizontal, head down
E. Kristin Anderson
None
Poetry
"I’ve spent this year..."
E. Kristin Anderson
None
Poetry
"I’ve long accepted that there’s no such thing as rewinding—"
Effie Benveniste
None
Poetry
"The body is heavy as any unwanted thing..."
Elisa Vita
None
Art
//
Elizabeth Ruth Deyro
AbleismSubstance UsePTSD/Mental IllnessBody Horror
Prose
Ironically, if you want to stay alive, sometimes you have to jump off the edge...
Elliot Voorhees
None
Poetry
"I one morning from un/settling dreams..."
Emily Corwin
None
Interview
Rogue Agent is a journal of "embodied poetry and art," a journal that "inhabits the body" in all its viscera, and I wonder what fuels you as an editor. What are you seeking to curate in Rogue Agent?...
Emily Gillespie
None
Poetry
"Handfuls and handfuls of cheap free pens, you know the kind I’m talking about right?"
Emily Yin
None
Interview
Emily Yin: To start, can you tell us a bit about your disabilities?
George Freek
None
Poetry
(After Tu Fu) I don’t get out of bed.
George Freek
None
Poetry
(After Li Po) I’m weary of looking at snow,
Grace LaPointe
AbleismBody HorrorDeath/Suicide
Commentary/Review
Like many other little girls born in 1989, the year that The Little Mermaid was released, I was obsessed with Ariel...
Grace Moloney
None
Poetry
“It was that year I subsisted”
Grace Moloney
None
Poetry
My most piercing memories are those that can be found scattered around waiting rooms and surgery theatres...
Grace Moloney
None
Poetry
I am reaching into myself, never carefully enough, I
Gretchen Gales
None
Prose
Anyone with any kind of chronic health problems gets tons of advice, solicited or otherwise. Most of the time otherwise..
Heather Taylor Johnson
None
Poetry
"Feel that gnaw? Your body’s sweet to the dark vermin today,..."
Hel Robin Gurney
None
Poetry
"What the old witch didn't tell you,..."
Inés Ixierda
Body Horror
Art
//
Jack
None
Poetry
I am running down claustrophobic corridors, all flickering shadows, gunmetal grey sharp-angled walls and low ceilings...
Jasmine Sierra
Assault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"God was in the room..."
Jenna Neece
Body Horror
Poetry
"Arms: limbs of the upper body..."
Jennie DuGuay
PTSD/Mental IllnessDeath/Suicide
Prose
"1. TESTIMONY: HOW THE MONSTER CAME TO BE (TOLD IN ITS OWN WORDS)..."
Jennifer Bradpiece
None
Poetry
"Doctor,..."
Jesse Rice-Evans
None
Prose
"I wake up unable to remember what my hands felt like when they could fold into soft shells;..."
Jesse Rice-Evans
None
Poetry
"You kept looking at me like you wanted to touch me..."
Jesse Rice-Evans
None
Poetry
"Everything smelled like smoke: the black lab, the incense-soaked tapestries, her hands, ice water..."
Joanna C. Valente
None
Poetry
"Lucifer peeled her..."
Johanna Hedva
Oppression
Interview
"History has equated disability (or sickness, in the language of Sick Woman Theory: the absence of wellness) with monstrosity..."
Joy Xie
None
Art
//
Julian Van Horne
None
Commentary/Review
Instagram is home to more than a billion users worldwide...
Juliana Freire
None
Poetry
a blue light shines on your face. it's like that...
Juliana Freire
None
Poetry
“I keep feeling this emptiness…”
Juliana Freire
None
Poetry
“1. calligraphy notebooks and perfectly fitted clothes...”
Juliana Freire
None
Poetry
Kala Godin
None
Prose
I know the word “monster” well.  In middle grade and high school, I researched topics like mythology, witchcraft, and folklore. In fact, I researched them so thoroughly and so openly, that a rumor had spread that I was a witch...
Kala Godin
None
Prose
We know them as Wild Women, Healers and Wise women, Queens, goddesses...
Kala Godin
None
Prose
Today, we focus on the wild woman who we know as Medusa...
Kala Godin
None
Prose
For June we look to the Inuit goddess Sedna...
Kamila Rina
Assault/Abuse/ViolenceSexual Content
Poetry
"How to talk to a new lover about PTSD.  About chronic..."
Kamila Rina
Ableism
Poetry
"It’s Tuesday night, and I wait for the phone to ring.  Wait to hear..."
Kamila Rina
Sexual ContentAssault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"Years after I choked on the rubbery sex flesh..."
Kara Dorris
None
Poetry
"Last night, a blood moon, a sleepless..."
Kara Dorris
Substance UseDeath/SuicideAssault/Abuse/Violence
Prose
"Kara Dorris was born in Fort Worth, Texas at the ass-end of 1980, & the beginning of big bangs, shoulder pads, & leg warmers..."
Kara Dorris
Ableism
Poetry
"The wolves are snarling today, so I set the table slowly."
Kat Riddell
None
Poetry
"The lucky girls grow up into..."
Kate Horowitz
None
Poetry
"Twilight, feeling..."
Kerrie C. Byrne
Assault/Abuse/ViolenceDeath/Suicide
Poetry
"You cut too hard on my throat muscles:..."
Kiki Nicole
None
Poetry
"I am a femme/ sticky..."
Kitlyn Varnam
None
Prose
I feel like clutter, too much in the room...
Kitlyn Varnam
Ableism
Poetry
I keep coming up with new ideas...
Kitlyn Varnam
None
Poetry
“Prove this is not a haunting...”
Kitlyn Varnam
None
Poetry
“Pain has become a possessing spirit...”
Kitlyn Varnam
None
Poetry
“I feel like a fairy tale trope...”
Kristen Tollan
None
Editor's Note
"Dearest Monsters,..."
Kristen Tollan
Death/SuicidePTSD/Mental IllnessBody Horror
Poetry
I think I was born as 3.3 pounds of flesh to sacrifice to Satan...
L. Munir
Death/Suicide
Commentary/Review
Don't be scared of the 's' word....
L. Munir
None
Interview
L. Munir: Hiya, hope you are keeping safe and healthy. To start off, congratulations, not just on the debut novel, but to release such a poignant sentiment at such polarizing times...
L. Munir
None
Poetry
on my good days, i liken myself to a water faucet:...
L. Munir
None
Poetry
disappointed. disinterested. disengaged. distrust. discarded. disgrace...
L.C. Elliot
Childhood TraumaBody Horror
Prose
"I will write you back to life, draw you like mould from a drywall and paint over the cracks until no-one but us will be able to see the changes..."
L.R. Bird
Assault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"The disease resists diagnosis and instead begs..."
L.R. Bird
Assault/Abuse/Violence
Prose
"I. The New Jersey Devil Buys A Hot-Pink Bike:..."
Lannie Stabile
None
Poetry
"When my coworker asks, “How are you?”..."
Lillian Hochwender
Body Horror
Poetry
"In my summer breath..."
Limor Ashkenazy
None
Art
//
Liv Mammone
AbleismOppression
Poetry
"A crip is a bitch..."
Liv Mammone
Body Horror
Poetry
"Violet droplets fall as she lifts a virescent question mark ..."
Lydia A. Cyrus
Assault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"I’ll tell you the truth..."
Lydia Havens
None
Poetry
"a disease, a name..."
Lydia X.Z. Brown
AbleismAssault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"Do not put me on a pedestal..."
Lynn Guttman
None
Art
//
Lynn Guttman
None
Art
//
Lynn Guttman
None
Art
//
Lynne Schmidt
None
Poetry
"The day he proclaims,..."
M. Wilder
PTSD/Mental IllnessBody Horror
Poetry
"come collect memories..."
M. Wilder
Assault/Abuse/ViolenceSexual ContentSubstance Use
Poetry
"Every day my understudy sits up in my bed and walks across the carpet, rehearsing her lines..."
Madison Bertenshaw
Sexual content
Poetry
"What do you write about?"
Marissa Spear
Sexual content
Poetry
"As a scientist, a lapsed Catholic, and a writer I know I inhabit a multitude of contradictions..."
Marlena Chertock
None
Prose
"A ghostwhite spider haunts Zev..."
Max Perry
Childhood Trauma
Poetry
"They say if you swallow apple seeds..."
Max Perry
Death/Suicide
Poetry
"This is a poem about my dead friend:..."
Meesh Montoya
Body Negativity
Poetry
Creamy and with that clean grandmother smell…
Megan Leonard
PTSD/Mental IllnessDisordered Eating
Poetry
"there are flowers on the hospital gowns..."
Megan Leonard
Ableism
Poetry
"and if I let my baby daughter touch a red scarf that will be her blood..."
Megan Nicole R. Wildhood
None
Prose
"Submitted June 4, [redacted], for [redacted] (supervisor) approval and signature..."
Michaela Mayer
Death/Suicide
Poetry
In the crumbling storybook of morality tales,
Natalie E. Illum
Ableism
Poetry
"Most first dates tell me I am not..."
Ocean
None
Poetry
"End over end..."
Petra Kuppers
None
Prose
"Leg angle the hard crease between the thigh bone..."
Rachel Stewart
Body Negativity
Poetry
"Winter has crept in two months late..."
Rebecca Cross
Assault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"First, know they will take your hair, your nails, maybe your hands..."
Rebecca Cross
None
Poetry
"What do you make of me, father?..."
Rebecca Cross
Sexual ContentAssault/Abuse/ViolenceBody Horror
Poetry
"What a draw!—The Modern Medusa..."
Rebecca Cross
Birth Trauma
Poetry
"As for giving birth, I know only what my mother told me..."
Riley Dalca
None
Art
//
Rita Maria Martinez
None
Poetry
"On the osteopath’s table my contours expand..."
Rita Maria Martinez
None
Poetry
"Life was a comedy of errors the year after surgery..."
Rita Maria Martinez
None
Poetry
"Dr. Honeydew, I wanna be like you,..."
Rita Maria Martinez
None
Poetry
"My younger self became adept at sleight of hand."
RoAnna Sylver
None
Poetry
"Stretch one rope thin as an oily fingerprint...."
Robin M. Eames
None
Poetry
"i am defeated by a cat's yawn..."
Rosamund Taylor
None
Poetry
"The human parents, afraid to say I am wrong,..."
Rosamund Taylor
None
Poetry
"In the story..."
Sarah Cavar
None
Poetry
"I’ll have no need to fear..."
Sarah Duncan
None
Commentary/Review
As a child, I could never sit still at my desk in school...
Sarah Duncan
None
Commentary/Review
Mostly, I remember looking up. I was eleven years old, visiting my grandmother in Delaware, and I couldn’t sleep...
Sarah Duncan
Ableism
Commentary/Review
“I considered not watching the film...”
Sarah Duncan
AbleismAssault/Abuse/ViolenceSexual ContentPTSD/Mental IllnessHospitalization
Commentary/Review
“I’m having a hard time writing this review,” I told my partner on the phone...
Sarah Jewell
Oppression
Poetry
"The first day, I wore blue pajamas..."
Sarah Marsh
Assault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
dogs tied up, wired in, jaws, licking chops, parched by the wide desert, by knowing, knowing like tired Eve...
Sarah-Ann Loreth
Assault/Abuse/ViolenceBody Horror
Art
//
Shannon Connor Winward
Assault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"I drag it   around with me..."
Sia Lightwood
Poetry
Sierra Ventura
Body HorrorDeath/Suicide
Poetry
"i froze a pomelo to throw through your window..."
Sophia Cannizzaro
Substance Use
Poetry
"when i smoke weed i have the worst panic attacks of my life..."
Stephanie Athena Valente
None
Poetry
a hand with long red nails, reaching
Stephanie Athena Valente
None
Poetry
let’s go to bed. you discussing other lives and me, just listening
Stephanie Harper
None
Poetry
“The puffed-up mockingbird examines me from a naked redbud branch…”
Stephanie Stein
Assault/Abuse/ViolenceAbleismDeath/Suicide
Poetry
On July 26, 2016, around 2 am, a former employee broke into a home for people with disabilities in Sagamihara, Japan...
Topaz Winters
None
Poetry
"Imagine: the sea seething into the same bone-ridden world..."
torrin a. greathouse
Ableism
Poetry
"but why do you walk with that cane?..."
torrin a. greathouse
AbleismDeath/Suicide
Poetry
"when you run into an old friend / for the first time in years /..."
Uma Dwivedi
None
Poetry
"A CONVERSATION BETWEEN TWO TRANS FIGURES..."
Vittoria Lion
Death/SuicideBody Horror
Prose
"Paranoia is the sensation of being in two places at once, a particle and a wave..."
Xuan Nyugen
None
Prose
There comes a time when you have no choice but to turn towards divination as a way of understanding the world for certain folks...
Xuan Nyugen
None
Poetry
"1.  a golden blaze of hair roars down my wicked spine. i am spitfire keo"
Yiyi
None
Poetry
"in jakarta i barely remember my grandfather’s house..."
Zara Williams
Death/SuicideBody HorrorAssault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
we rise from the bog, skin wet and squelching...
Zara Williams
None
Editor's Note
Dear Monsters, We hope this reaches you well...
Zara Williams
None
Editor's Note
"Dearest Monsters, It’s been some time, hasn’t it?..."
Zara Williams
Body HorrorOppressionAssault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
i build for myself a person suit, soft and fleshy, pulled too taut, too tight over my scales...
Zara Williams
None
Editor's Note
Dear Monsters, At Monstering, we have always been dedicated “to upholding and uplifting diverse voices.” ...