Welcome to Straight Forward, a home for poetry that says it quickly and says it well.

Issue Five is now available for download on LitRagger!  LitRagger is a new app that allows you to purchase and read literary magazines on your iPad and iPhone; it can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.

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SFP Issue 5 Cover