Nikki Wallschlaeger
Nikki Wallschlaeger Nikki Wallschlaeger’s work has been featured or is forthcoming in The Brooklyn Rail, LIT, jubilat, Apogee, Georgia Review, Denver Quarterly, Spoon River Review and others. She is the author of the full-length collection Houses (Horseless Press 2015) as well as the graphic chapbook I Hate Telling You How I Really Feel from Bloof Books (2016). Her second full length book of poetry, Crawlspace, is forthcoming from Bloof Books in May 2017. She was also an editor for Bettering American Poetry Anthology 2015, a project promoting the work of marginalized writers. She lives in Wisconsin.

Just Because We’re Scared Doesn’t Mean We’re Wrong*

When language fails me I look around. Has language failed you too? I am a seaworthy underwriter chauffeuring the limousine malware. You’re not supposed to put new wine in old bottles but people do it anyway swelling epochs in shady hunter green, tragic preoccupations with American actors. I can still pass as a pretty young...

Lonely In a Fundamental Way

Little rabbits cooking barbecue in the desert Little rabbits removing their headwraps at TSA Little rabbits who prefer modeling in sunglasses Little rabbits bopping to the store for condoms Little rabbits smoking Benson & Hedges Lights Little rabbits assembling a brand new bookshelf Little rabbits shelling out cash for a wristwatch Little rabbits shaking out...

Prayer Sonnet

Sewn up again in a data harvest meadow moving through me as pelvic bowl thunder to learn how to laugh at their indifference Revenge of the Chattel is not being shown in the popular gendarme art houses blood heavy as the iron binding us together public wordplay is called getting dragged the violence of daily...