ONE POEM – SJ Valiquette

writing a love letter to the ocean is as singing an aria to a hurricane:
there is nothing in language for this.

FIVE POEMS – Erin Taylor

Image: Ruth Asawa – Untitled, from ‘Flowers’ (1965) Erin Taylor is an American poet whose work has been featured at LAMBDA Literary, Cosmonauts Avenue, Scum Mag, and more. More of her work can be found at and she tweets at @erinisaway. Two of these poems were printed in Porridge’s first print issue available here. a love poem to…

TWO POEMS – Joey Sheehan

Image: Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian – Untitled, 2005-6 Joey Sheehan is a poet and essayist from Baltimore, Maryland. His work has appeared in Alien Mouth, The Avenue Journal, and The Cerurove. His first collection, New Queer Cinema and Other Poems came out locally in 2015. He is a graduate of University of Baltimore’s creative writing MFA program.  …