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An Interview with Barb Johnson photo
March 27, 2013 | Interview

An Interview with Barb Johnson

Andrew Scott

Barb Johnson worked as a carpenter in New Orleans for more than 20 years before entering the MFA program at the<a class="more" href="/web_features/an-interview-with-barb-johnson">... more</a>

Navigating the Ambiguous Blue in Dr. Brenderson's Office photo
March 26, 2013 | Fiction

Navigating the Ambiguous Blue in Dr. Brenderson's Office

Andrew Stone

Inside, in the unforeseen, where the sounds of dust susurrus, we glimpse rainbowed light above the shadows. Will we ever reach there, we ask?

Wonders I. Wonders we.

Worms &amp; Guinea Pigs photo
March 25, 2013 | Comics

Worms & Guinea Pigs

Stefan P. Kruszewski, M.D., Kevin Somers, and Heinz Insu Fenkl

Will and I decided to make "Y" shaped slingshot frames and drape an earthworm between the two of them.

Spring Breakers (2013) photo
March 25, 2013 | movie reviews

Spring Breakers (2013)


Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers is like every good girl’s fantasy of being bad turned on its head and twisted into her biggest<a class="more" href="/web_features/spring-breakers-2013">... more</a>

Canada Dry photo
March 23, 2013 | Commercial Fiction

Canada Dry

Dave Housley

Excerpt from Centers for Disease Control: Obesity in Central Florida, February 2019. Wes Urban, 32 years of age, 298 lbs. We<a class="more" href="/web_features/canada-dry">... more</a>

Exits photo
March 22, 2013 | Fiction


Jason Kane

You stare down at the departed. The fulgurites of your heart chattering. She was, man, an episode. An emitter of staggering forked words...

I Was Always Pushing photo
March 21, 2013 | Nonfiction

I Was Always Pushing

Amy Butcher

It started that stupid night you convinced me to walk with you over the bridge and along the river. I shouldn't have done that<a class="more" href="/web_features/i-was-always-pushing">... more</a>

An excerpt of the story "Underthings" from the collection Spectacle photo
March 20, 2013 | Excerpt, Fiction

An excerpt of the story "Underthings" from the collection Spectacle

Susan Steinberg

  My boyfriend hit me in the face with a book. It was an<a class="more" href="/web_features/an-excerpt-of-the-story-quot-underthings-quot-from-the-collection-nbsp-spectacle">... more</a>

Between Living and Not Living: An Interview with Susan Steinberg photo
March 19, 2013 | Interview

Between Living and Not Living: An Interview with Susan Steinberg

Andrew Ervin

The twelve stories in Susan Steinberg’s stunning third book, Spectacle, limn the<a class="more" href="/web_features/between-living-and-not-living-an-interview-with-susan-steinberg">... more</a>

Labyrinthian photo
March 18, 2013 | Fiction


Matt Rowan

Slowly he became aware he was no longer traveling down his back-entrance staircase.

No Bull Bourbon Reviews: Blanton's photo
March 15, 2013 | No Bull Bourbon Reviews

No Bull Bourbon Reviews: Blanton's

Christopher Newgent

The clinical term for what happened was a myocardial rupture, which basically means her heart exploded under<a class="more" href="/web_features/no-bull-bourbon-reviews-blanton-39-s">... more</a>

Of Muzzy Smoke and Lapping Flame photo
March 14, 2013 | Fiction

Of Muzzy Smoke and Lapping Flame

Edmund Sandoval

Whatever crop and bung was leftover he burned in a large heap of muzzy smoke and lapping flame and when it was chopped down to ash and live glowing charcoal ember, he drug the spreader over the field, everything still burning and here and there little volcano puffs of flame and the iron wheels sizzling themselves...

3 Poems photo
March 13, 2013 | Poetry

3 Poems

Bryan Miller

Except for the first single-celled organism
preposterously long ago, firecracker snapped
from a vast nothing, the earth is mulch & rot.

Adventures of a Yak in a Flying Teacup photo
March 12, 2013 | Comics

Adventures of a Yak in a Flying Teacup

Simon Jacobs

A comic about a yak, that may or may not be an anarchist, in a world that is huge and/or the yak may be incredibly tiny.

All This Roadmap of Hurt photo
March 11, 2013 | Fiction

All This Roadmap of Hurt

Justin Lawrence Daugherty

Maria say she gon' tell me the future. She say she know. Mama taught her, but Maria had that gift, not her mama. The real kind. She'd seen all kinds of things 'fore they happen, like her brother shot dead in that parking lot, she'd seen it all four days before it happened.

What you gon' tell me I don't already know? I say.

Excerpt from the forthcoming novel Jillian photo
March 8, 2013 | Fiction

Excerpt from the forthcoming novel Jillian

Halle Butler

“We’re playing Memory Palace. It’s a medieval memory technique. If you need to remember a list of things, you pick a place that you remember well, like your childhood home or your office or your apartment, and you make a narrative...

Menagerie photo
March 7, 2013 | Poetry


Christina Stephens

If I were a room,
I would be transparent.

For Steve photo
March 6, 2013 | Fiction

For Steve

Kristen Felicetti

If it hadn’t been for my day job, I never would have gone to Steve’s Shoes. I was a personal assistant to a famous actor’s wife, which<a class="more" href="/web_features/for-steve">... more</a>

A&amp;W&amp;P photo
March 5, 2013 | from the vault


Daniel Torday

Just in time for the opening bell (or is it more approrpriately an opening toast) of AWP in Boston tomorrow, we present Daniel<a class="more" href="/web_features/a-amp-w-amp-p">... more</a>

The French Shepherd photo
March 4, 2013 | Fiction

The French Shepherd

Liam Harkin

There were wolves near there. Wolves killing sheep. Poetry is dead. He thought. He could lend a hand.

Tongue photo
February 28, 2013 | Fiction


David Cotrone

Kathryn was doing all she could to get her son to touch his food again. She wanted him to eat. “I don’t know what to do,” she said to the<a class="more" href="/web_features/tongue">... more</a>

2 Poems photo
February 27, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

Sean Karns

  Happy Birthday    You push your bike on the worn pathway into the bushes. You enter my apartment with chocolate<a class="more" href="/web_features/2-poems--3">... more</a>

Uptaten Towers photo
February 26, 2013 | Fiction

Uptaten Towers

Sam Martone

A hand over your mouth. A hush in the darkness. It’s the girl, whose name reminds you of another, who you remember marrying in some uncertain future or almost-forgotten dream.

A Small City Made Almost Entirely From Bones photo
February 25, 2013 | Comics

A Small City Made Almost Entirely From Bones

Bob Schofield

You wake up to the sound of someone smashing white rocks outside your window. Only it's not rocks. You're just in a city made entirely of bones.

Budwesier photo
February 23, 2013 | Commercial Fiction


Dave Housley

The man woke up and walked to the bathroom. He relieved his bladder and looked at himself in the mirror. He looked at the clock. 6:25. He<a class="more" href="/web_features/budwesier">... more</a>

Reading Interview with Peter Markus photo
February 22, 2013 | Non-Reader Spotlight, Interview

Reading Interview with Peter Markus

I read for the same reason that I fish. So I can feel what I can’t see.

All She Had photo
February 21, 2013 | Fiction

All She Had

Jessica Richardson

A panel of grandfathers lived in the girl like a Greek chorus. One day she woke and they were building themselves bleachers. After that<a class="more" href="/web_features/all-she-had">... more</a>

Three Poems photo
February 20, 2013 | Poetry

Three Poems

Hannah Stephenson

Self-portrait as fogged up car. / Self-portrait as Home Depot // parking lot at 3 AM, no cars, / no people. Self-portrait with // grocery cart with someone else’s / left behind list.

Tears of the Platonic Man photo
February 19, 2013 | Fiction

Tears of the Platonic Man

Mark Richardson

The Platonic Man cries whenever I cry. Tears will be streaming down my face and I’ll look up and he’ll be dabbing his eyes<a class="more" href="/web_features/tears-of-the-platonic-man">... more</a>

Brief Historiography of a Still-Unfolding Narrative photo
February 18, 2013 | Breaking Bad fiction

Brief Historiography of a Still-Unfolding Narrative

Sam Price

She said, during the commercial break, that she was a fan of westerns. I said, I loved the train<a class="more" href="/web_features/brief-historiography-of-a-still-unfolding-narrative">... more</a>