"Speculative Poem 16 for Fred Moten" (repeated)

  by cris cheek



COAST | noCOAST (previously Northside Review) is an annual print journal of poetry, poetics, and art with "offices" in Cincinnati, Ohio and Seattle, Washington. While our literary interests are diverse in form and content, we are looking for the bridges between the works we love. We publish COAST | noCOAST as an interrogation of our aesthetics as well as an exploration of our regions' poetry and art. A portion of each issue is dedicated to the writers and artists of  Southwest Ohio and the Puget Sound. We seek work that is self-conscious (potentially experimental) in form and context (literary, historical, or otherwise).


Over beers with, and encouragement from, poets Cathy Wagner and Dana Ward, we founded Northside Review in the summer of 2014. The journal took its name from Cincinnati’s vibrant arts and literary working-class neighborhood, Northside. For two years Northside Review published established and emerging poets with a focus on writers from Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio.


In 2016, half of the editorial staffed moved to Seattle, and thus the journal bifurcated and was renamed COAST | noCOAST. Our mission is to make accesible our regions' most originative and engaging poets, writers, and artists.


A heartful thank you to Seattle Office of Arts and Culture for their generous funding.



Charles Gabel  is a poet living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Some of his recent poems have been published in Dreginald, New Delta Review, and The Journal Petra. Charles works at the Cincinnati Public Library.


Erin Langner lives in Seattle, Washington, where she writes creative nonfiction and art criticism. She earned her MA in Museology at the University of Washington. Her writing has appeared in Entropy, Hobart, Hyperallergic, Lunch Ticket, and The Stranger.


Erich Schweikher recently returned to Seattle after seven years of teaching and writing in Cincinnati. From his house on Beacon Hill, he has view of the Port of Seattle. Many mornings he wakes up humming the song "Tugboat" by Galaxie 500.