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AuthorTitleContent WarningsTypePreview
A.C. Gerhard
daily rituals
None
Poetry
"We've started purifying ourselves with salt, my friends and I..."
A.K. Afferez
on reading thoreau
Assault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"Midtrail the carcass of a rabbit..."
Ada Limón
wonder woman
AbleismSubstance Use
Poetry
"Standing at the swell of the muddy Mississippi..."
Aditi Nagrath
colossal light
None
Poetry
"Truth be told, the endless spark..."
Aditi Nagrath
human heart, or else
None
Poetry
"the animal harsh wild unforgiving..."
Aditi Nagrath
skirts, from above
Sexual ContentAssault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"I. A lift and a  fall..."
Alex Haagaard
Review of Bad Ideas\Chemicals
Assault/Abuse/ViolenceSubstance UsePTSD/Mental IllnessBody HorrorDeath/Suicide
Commentary/Review
Bad Ideas\Chemicals is a book for aliens....
Alexis Smithers
One Act Play In Which We Review Dalton Day's Exit, Pursued
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
Review of Mannish Tongues
None
Commentary/Review
jayy dodd's full-length poetry book, Mannish Tongues (Platypus Press, 2017), undoes the contradiction of violence and soft...
Alison Kronstadt
all the muses I've been
None
Poetry
"What a terrible, messy thing to be given a heart..."
Alison Kronstadt
part iii — stress // arousal
PTSD/Mental Illness
Poetry
"Trauma-related arousal and reactivity that began or worsened after the trauma, in the following way(s):..."
Alison Kronstadt
bred in captivity
Assault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"Mantis religiosa..."
Bei Jei Si
to be a monster
Assault/Abuse/ViolenceSexual Content
Poetry
"I. Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome:..."
Bei Jei Si
little lies
Assault/Abuse/ViolenceSexual Content
Poetry
"I remember the lies I was told as a child..."
Brianna Albers
Caved-In
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
Apophasis
None
Playlist
KNOWLEDGE THROUGH NEGATION; THE REVELATION OF THE UNREVEALABLE...
Brianna Albers
Blurred Out
None
Playlist
The fifth installment of our column, "Mixes from the Editor."...
Brianna Albers
Idyll
None
Playlist
The sixth installment of our column, "Mixes from the Editor." ...
Brianna Albers
A Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
None
Editor's Note
Monsters, it’s been a while!
Brianna Albers
editor's note
None
Editor's Note
"Dearest Monsters, To say I am proud to gift this, Apotheosis, to you, is an understatement; ..."
Briar Pronschinske
10 cent boots
None
Poetry
"At night, I dream of girls with 10 cent boots:..."
Bronwyn Valentine
movements of the uncontrollable body part one
None
Art
"When I walk the uncontrollable body there is no joy unless I walk alone for the body alone is not..."
Cade Leebron
spelling bee poem
None
Poetry
turpitude / teratology / credo
Cade Leebron
about the decorations
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
the medical model enters the scene
Ableism
Poetry
"I’m naming this disease before other..."
Caroline Mao
Review of Millicent
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
The Darkness in Children's Literature
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...
Cosi Nayovitz
thirst
Assault/Abuse/ViolenceSexual ContentHospitalization
Prose
"Last she heard, someone would be coming for her any minute..."
Cristina Deptula
Interview with Leticia Escalera on her upcoming memoir "A Journey to Begin in Life"
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
my body to my brain
AbleismAssault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"when god forced the pit of you behind my teeth,..."
Dean Symmonds
mothers like me
PTSD/Mental IllnessDeath/Suicide
Poetry
"don't live / very long. we can't resist / the oven rattling..."
Dean Symmonds
my brain to my body
AbleismAssault/Abuse/ViolenceBody Horror
Poetry
"banish me. drain my blood-water..."
E. Kristen Anderson
dried up
Ableism
Poetry
When I consider the facts I’m rendered horizontal, head down
E. Kristin Anderson
now you know what’s in me
None
Poetry
"I’ve long accepted that there’s no such thing as rewinding—"
E. Kristin Anderson
my mind on the gap
None
Poetry
"I’ve spent this year..."
Effie Benveniste
corpus (or, somewhere the body)
None
Poetry
"The body is heavy as any unwanted thing..."
Elisa Vita
feast of mabon
None
Art
//
Elizabeth Ruth Deyro
A Borderline's Survival Kit
AbleismSubstance UsePTSD/Mental IllnessBody Horror
Prose
Ironically, if you want to stay alive, sometimes you have to jump off the edge...
Elliot Voorhees
un/body
None
Poetry
"I one morning from un/settling dreams..."
Emily Corwin
Interview with Jill Khoury
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
canadian millenial dream pen
None
Poetry
"Handfuls and handfuls of cheap free pens, you know the kind I’m talking about right?"
Emily Yin
Interview with Topaz Winters
None
Interview
Emily Yin: To start, can you tell us a bit about your disabilities?
Grace LaPointe
Ambulatory: How "The Little Mermaid" Shaped My Self-Image With Cerebral Palsy
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
I'll Bite The Hands That Feed Me
None
Poetry
My most piercing memories are those that can be found scattered around waiting rooms and surgery theatres...
Gretchen Gales
Rating Suggested Cures for My Various Mental and Chronic Conditions
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
your body is a casino
None
Poetry
"Feel that gnaw? Your body’s sweet to the dark vermin today,..."
Hel Robin Gurney
washed up
None
Poetry
"What the old witch didn't tell you,..."
Inés Ixierda
glamour shot/fasciotomy self portrait
Body Horror
Art
//
Jack
Hiraeth
None
Poetry
I am running down claustrophobic corridors, all flickering shadows, gunmetal grey sharp-angled walls and low ceilings...
Jasmine Sierra
erased poem #2
Assault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"God was in the room..."
Jenna Neece
anatomical definitions of a broken body
Body Horror
Poetry
"Arms: limbs of the upper body..."
Jennie DuGuay
numb is a feeling: embodying a body of pain
PTSD/Mental IllnessDeath/Suicide
Prose
"1. TESTIMONY: HOW THE MONSTER CAME TO BE (TOLD IN ITS OWN WORDS)..."
Jennifer Bradpiece
one through ten
None
Poetry
"Doctor,..."
Jesse Rice-Evans
molting
None
Prose
"I wake up unable to remember what my hands felt like when they could fold into soft shells;..."
Jesse Rice-Evans
wolf moon
None
Poetry
"Everything smelled like smoke: the black lab, the incense-soaked tapestries, her hands, ice water..."
Jesse Rice-Evans
rain, glitter, rain
None
Poetry
"You kept looking at me like you wanted to touch me..."
Joanna C. Valente
their hell
None
Poetry
"Lucifer peeled her..."
Johanna Hedva
sick woman theory: an interview
Oppression
Interview
"History has equated disability (or sickness, in the language of Sick Woman Theory: the absence of wellness) with monstrosity..."
Joy Xie
I am
None
Art
//
Julian Van Horne
Beyond "Free the Nipple"
None
Commentary/Review
Instagram is home to more than a billion users worldwide...
Juliana Freire
Blue Face
None
Poetry
a blue light shines on your face. it's like that...
Juliana Freire
In The Middle of Me
None
Poetry
“I keep feeling this emptiness…”
Juliana Freire
Overgrowing Biology
None
Poetry
“1. calligraphy notebooks and perfectly fitted clothes...”
Juliana Freire
The Devil Is Kind
None
Poetry
Kala Godin
Wild Women Series: Sedna
None
Prose
For June we look to the Inuit goddess Sedna...
Kala Godin
Wild Women Series: Medusa
None
Prose
Today, we focus on the wild woman who we know as Medusa...
Kala Godin
The Wild Woman: The Beginning
None
Prose
We know them as Wild Women, Healers and Wise women, Queens, goddesses...
Kala Godin
A Monster Finds Herself: How Witchcraft and Monsters Came To Be
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...
Kamila Rina
fruit of the earth
Sexual ContentAssault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"Years after I choked on the rubbery sex flesh..."
Kamila Rina
access intimacy
Assault/Abuse/ViolenceSexual Content
Poetry
"How to talk to a new lover about PTSD.  About chronic..."
Kamila Rina
capes
Ableism
Poetry
"It’s Tuesday night, and I wait for the phone to ring.  Wait to hear..."
Kara Dorris
setting the table
Ableism
Poetry
"The wolves are snarling today, so I set the table slowly."
Kara Dorris
self-portrait as wikipedia entry
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
ars poetica with physical therapist
None
Poetry
"Last night, a blood moon, a sleepless..."
Kat Riddell
the lucky ones
None
Poetry
"The lucky girls grow up into..."
Kate Horowitz
ketoconazole
None
Poetry
"Twilight, feeling..."
Kerrie C. Byrne
wraith
Assault/Abuse/ViolenceDeath/Suicide
Poetry
"You cut too hard on my throat muscles:..."
Kiki Nicole
gorge
None
Poetry
"I am a femme/ sticky..."
Kristen Tollan
Pounds of Flesh
Death/SuicidePTSD/Mental IllnessBody Horror
Poetry
I think I was born as 3.3 pounds of flesh to sacrifice to Satan...
Kristen Tollan
editor's note
None
Editor's Note
"Dearest Monsters,..."
L. Munir
An Open Letter to Neurotypicals
Death/Suicide
Commentary/Review
Don't be scared of the 's' word....
L. Munir
Words as Weapons (Sharper Than Knives)
None
Poetry
disappointed. disinterested. disengaged. distrust. discarded. disgrace...
L. Munir
Lazarus
None
Poetry
on my good days, i liken myself to a water faucet:...
L. Munir
Interview with Lexie Bean, Author of Much-Needed Novel, "The Ship We Built"
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.C. Elliot
through history, changeling
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
new jersey devil vignettes i-v
Assault/Abuse/Violence
Prose
"I. The New Jersey Devil Buys A Hot-Pink Bike:..."
L.R. Bird
in which I try to fire my body but before I can, my body puts in its two weeks
Assault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"The disease resists diagnosis and instead begs..."
Lannie Stabile
the first lie
None
Poetry
"When my coworker asks, “How are you?”..."
Lillian Hochwender
bugonia
Body Horror
Poetry
"In my summer breath..."
Limor Ashkenazy
a reflection
None
Art
//
Liv Mammone
a crip is
AbleismOppression
Poetry
"A crip is a bitch..."
Liv Mammone
melusine on a williamsburg sunday
Body Horror
Poetry
"Violet droplets fall as she lifts a virescent question mark ..."
Lydia A. Cyrus
draw blood
Assault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"I’ll tell you the truth..."
Lydia Havens
the red:
None
Poetry
"a disease, a name..."
Lydia X.Z. Brown
pedestal is just another word for grave and mine is already projected to be an early death
AbleismAssault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"Do not put me on a pedestal..."
Lynn Guttman
passages
None
Art
//
Lynn Guttman
natural woman
None
Art
//
Lynn Guttman
habitat
None
Art
//
Lynne Schmidt
on how dogs choose their people
None
Poetry
"The day he proclaims,..."
M. Wilder
tired girl howls, act three
Assault/Abuse/ViolenceSexual ContentSubstance Use
Poetry
"Every day my understudy sits up in my bed and walks across the carpet, rehearsing her lines..."
M. Wilder
gutters
PTSD/Mental IllnessBody Horror
Poetry
"come collect memories..."
Madison Bertenshaw
burqueños
Sexual content
Poetry
"What do you write about?"
Marissa Spear
my litany of pleasure for a body in pain
Sexual content
Poetry
"As a scientist, a lapsed Catholic, and a writer I know I inhabit a multitude of contradictions..."
Marlena Chertock
spider slayer
None
Prose
"A ghostwhite spider haunts Zev..."
Max Perry
apple trees
Childhood Trauma
Poetry
"They say if you swallow apple seeds..."
Max Perry
living ghosts
Death/Suicide
Poetry
"This is a poem about my dead friend:..."
Meesh Montoya
Elegy for Avon Beyond Color Lipstick in Beige Shimmer, Discontinued
Body Negativity
Poetry
Creamy and with that clean grandmother smell…
Megan Leonard
this cold day
Ableism
Poetry
"and if I let my baby daughter touch a red scarf that will be her blood..."
Megan Leonard
queen elsa remembers something
PTSD/Mental IllnessDisordered Eating
Poetry
"there are flowers on the hospital gowns..."
Megan Nicole R. Wildhood
subject
None
Prose
"Submitted June 4, [redacted], for [redacted] (supervisor) approval and signature..."
Natalie E. Illum
some love notes on ableism
Ableism
Poetry
"Most first dates tell me I am not..."
Ocean
wheelchair
None
Poetry
"End over end..."
Petra Kuppers
women's pool
None
Prose
"Leg angle the hard crease between the thigh bone..."
Rachel Stewart
disappearing acts
Body Negativity
Poetry
"Winter has crept in two months late..."
Rebecca Cross
meeting the myth
Sexual ContentAssault/Abuse/ViolenceBody Horror
Poetry
"What a draw!—The Modern Medusa..."
Rebecca Cross
I am the answer to the question, what makes a body wrong?
None
Poetry
"What do you make of me, father?..."
Rebecca Cross
wednesday's child
Birth Trauma
Poetry
"As for giving birth, I know only what my mother told me..."
Rebecca Cross
advice for the marvel
Assault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"First, know they will take your hair, your nails, maybe your hands..."
Riley Dalca
glioblastoma
None
Art
//
Rita Maria Martinez
the migraineur addresses dr. honeydew and beaker
None
Poetry
"Dr. Honeydew, I wanna be like you,..."
Rita Maria Martinez
the migraineur watches x-men apocalypse
None
Poetry
"My younger self became adept at sleight of hand."
Rita Maria Martinez
the greatest american hero
None
Poetry
"Life was a comedy of errors the year after surgery..."
Rita Maria Martinez
plastic woman
None
Poetry
"On the osteopath’s table my contours expand..."
RoAnna Sylver
a spell exorcise your favourite ghost
None
Poetry
"Stretch one rope thin as an oily fingerprint...."
Robin M. Eames
the fall
None
Poetry
"i am defeated by a cat's yawn..."
Rosamund Taylor
changeling
None
Poetry
"The human parents, afraid to say I am wrong,..."
Rosamund Taylor
ingredients for a fairytale
None
Poetry
"In the story..."
Sarah Cavar
when trans goes out of style
None
Poetry
"I’ll have no need to fear..."
Sarah Duncan
Literally Impossible to Be Our Friend: Me, Myself, and the OCD-Coding of Chidi Anagonye from The Good Place
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
“It’s All the Same Movie”: Code of the Freaks Cracks Hollywood’s Ableist Legacy Wide Open
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 Duncan
In Defense of The Black Zoom Screen Square
None
Commentary/Review
As a child, I could never sit still at my desk in school...
Sarah Duncan
The Revolution Starts with Trust: A Refutation of BBC’s short film, Sickness and Lies
Ableism
Commentary/Review
“I considered not watching the film...”
Sarah Jewell
sick
Oppression
Poetry
"The first day, I wore blue pajamas..."
Sarah Marsh
Gnash
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
how we cope
Assault/Abuse/ViolenceBody Horror
Art
//
Shannon Connor Winward
...flinch
Assault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
"I drag it   around with me..."
Sia Lightwood
Monster
Poetry
Sierra Ventura
stop eating my shit
Body HorrorDeath/Suicide
Poetry
"i froze a pomelo to throw through your window..."
Sophia Cannizzaro
lose your inhibitions
Substance Use
Poetry
"when i smoke weed i have the worst panic attacks of my life..."
Stephanie Stein
Disappearances
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
serenade to surrender
None
Poetry
"Imagine: the sea seething into the same bone-ridden world..."
torrin a. greathouse
I don't mean to be rude
Ableism
Poetry
"but why do you walk with that cane?..."
torrin a. greathouse
sideshow
AbleismDeath/Suicide
Poetry
"when you run into an old friend / for the first time in years /..."
Uma Dwivedi
frankenstein’s monster and michelangelo’s angel
None
Poetry
"A CONVERSATION BETWEEN TWO TRANS FIGURES..."
Vittoria Lion
after sodom burned (or, from the prehistory of x-ray astronomy)
Death/SuicideBody Horror
Prose
"Paranoia is the sensation of being in two places at once, a particle and a wave..."
Xuan Nyugen
Divination, Art Creation, and Schizophrenia: A Personal Essay On Craft
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
where my limbs hung far and fair
None
Poetry
"1.  a golden blaze of hair roars down my wicked spine. i am spitfire keo"
Yiyi
you can write this for me, too
None
Poetry
"in jakarta i barely remember my grandfather’s house..."
Zara Williams
Bog Bodies
Death/SuicideBody HorrorAssault/Abuse/Violence
Poetry
we rise from the bog, skin wet and squelching...
Zara Williams
Loneliness In Five Acts
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
Checking In
None
Editor's Note
Dear Monsters, We hope this reaches you well...
Zara Williams
The Work Doesn't Stop Here
None
Editor's Note
Dear Monsters, At Monstering, we have always been dedicated “to upholding and uplifting diverse voices.” ...
Zara Williams
editor's note
None
Editor's Note
"Dearest Monsters, It’s been some time, hasn’t it?..."