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LOBOTOMATION by Jenya Doudareva

Lobotomation is a meditation on the human condition. Of course, I am far from being the first, and far from being the last person to write about the topic. However, the improbability, the banality, and the brutality of life never ceases to fascinate me. In Lobotomation, I am exploring what it’s like to be alive, what it’s like to be […]

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My Posey Taste Like: The Paradise Lost Edition by Alexandra Naughton

Alexandra Naughton’s Posey, Deluxe Edition, Redux, forthcoming from Bottlecap Press Watch video: “Not A Real Documentary (My Posey Taste Like: The Paradise Lost Edition)” On July 18, Alexandra Naughton’s My Posey Taste Like: The Paradise Lost Edition (Bottlecap Press, 2017) will be available for pre-order. The collection includes poems from the original, highly acclaimed My Posey Taste Like (Bottlecap Press, 2015) plus ten new poems. The […]

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The Emperor has no balls by Lindsey Thaden

The Emperor Has No Balls debuted in urgent and timely responses at Passages North and also appears in Vending Machine Press. Lindsey Thäden is a poet masked as a Master’s of Nursing Practice student. Her poetry is published or forthcoming in Apeiron Review, The Ekphrastic Review, Metro New York, & Passages North.  READ LINDSEYS POEM AT: https://vendingmachinepress.com/2017/03/30/the-emperor-has-no-balls-by-lindsey-thaden/ For more information, check out https://lindseythaden.tumblr.com For […]

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Lush by Deniz Zeynep

Deniz Zeynep is a poet, writer, editor, and creative director who lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is a former editor at Quail Bell Magazine and currently edits a magazine for the perfume and flavor industry. READ Deniz’s poetry at Vending Machine Press: http://vendingmachinepress.com/2017/03/28/lush-by-deniz-zeynep/ ‎

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The Prescription by Jenya Doudareva

Jenya is an engineer who likes to tinker with technology and with words. This is her seventh Vending Machine Press appearance. Her poems are available on Amazon and have also been featured in Clementine Poetry Journal, and her paper on algorithms for safe irradiation of brain tumours is available in an operations research journal somewhere. READ Jenya’s short story at […]

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sometimes people ask me if i’m mad and i say no by Shy Watson

shy watson is a poet & painter living in philadelphia, pa. she has two chapbooks, AWAY STATUS & my parents were going to give me your name if i was born a boy (Bottlecap Press 2016, 2017). she is the poetry editor for fields magazine, and she tweets at @sadsects. READ Shy’s Poem at: https://vendingmachinepress.com/2017/02/27/sometimes-people-ask-me-if-im-mad-and-i-say-no-by-shy-watson/

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A Call to the Stronger Sex by Christine Stoddard

Christine Stoddard is a Salvadoran-Scottish-American writer and artist who lives in Brooklyn. Her visuals have appeared in the New York Transit Museum, the Ground Zero Hurricane Katrina Museum, the Poe Museum, the Queens Museum, the Condé Nast Building, George Washington University’s Gallery 102, and beyond. In 2014, Folio Magazine named her one of the top 20 media visionaries in their […]

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