Tim Kahl



the fold-out street map

of controlled burns

reveals ironic twist to

plan for attacking Ohio


dashboard plaque

names paving contractor

as Sonny Liston supporter


pumpkin carving of

Springsteen in dark gymnasium

winning praise from

likely voters


Man Boy Love Association

condemns beards

men forcibly shaved as

rogue field experiment


ocean levels rise

due to illegal dumping

of plastic toys


rocks, bottles and firebombs

aimed at a futurist

in a loveseat





Tim Kahl is the author of Possessing Yourself (CW Books 2009) and The Century of Travel (CW Books, 2012). His work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Notre Dame Review, The Journal, Parthenon West Review, and many other journals in the U.S. He appears as Victor Schnickelfritz at the poetry and poetics blog The Great American Pinup and the poetry video blog Linebreak Studios. He is also editor of Bald Trickster Press and Clade Song. He is the vice president and events coordinator of The Sacramento Poetry Center.