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Flowers for Angelika
by Nicolette Polek

Jordan Castro

Flowers for Angelika <br>by Nicolette Polek</br>
My grandfather was twenty-six and poor, staring at his crossword puzzle in line at the fish market. He was staring at the empty squares for 32-Across when she entered through the wooden doors. The locals from Trenčín knew her as the conscientious drunk driver, the widow who drove around the village with her hazards on.

Hollow Points
by Andrew Weatherhead

Jordan Castro

Hollow Points
     Sept. 11, 2016


Sessility

Walking around the city
Hoping I don’t see
Anyone I know, old
Air conditioner water
Coming down on 14th Street
Overcast, high of 88, wires
Connected to a head
On Mott, a scab
The shape of Queens


Four-Minute Poem for Mal's Wedding
by Tao Lin

Jordan Castro

I feel anxious writing a poem to be read at a wedding
because I don’t want to disappoint.

My poetry usually isn’t appropriate for weddings, I think.
My poetry is usually troubling and desperate and bleak.


SONG OF YOURSELF
by Kristen Iskandrian

Jordan Castro

At some point very early on, zygotically early, you will locate the pearl of your consciousness, which, were it able to be surgically removed, would most closely resemble a rare, beautiful bird. This is the bird of no, and it will, as long as you’re alive, beat furiously inside you. No to the pacifier, no to the spoon thrust in your mouth. For a while there will be little discernible effect. Milk will still run down your chin and the sight of a certain object will still give you fits. No to the hokey-pokey, no to crazy hats. Eventually you...


DECEMBER TYRANT: JORDAN CASTRO

Jordan Castro

DECEMBER TYRANT: JORDAN CASTRO

Hi everyone. I felt like I should say something before kicking this off, so here is my *official statement* regarding my month here at The Tyranny: On November 22 at 1:07PM I tweeted “i want to be a fiction or poetry editor somewhere for a month.” At 4:28PM Gian emailed me and said he was “throwing up kind of a bloggiah thing” on the Tyrant website and wanted to have different people edit it for a month at a time. I like the books Gian publishes, and so I figured, in sticking with the tried and true formula of Tyrant...


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