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Finding BASAL GANGLIA photo
November 22, 2013 |


Matthew Revert

I have been given the opportunity to discuss some of the key inspirations behind my latest book, Basal Ganglia. Works of<a class="more" href="/web_features/finding-basal-ganglia">... more</a>

Spanking Diane Sawyer photo
November 21, 2013 | Poetry

Spanking Diane Sawyer

Daniel Crocker

I want to spank Diane Sawyer
In fact, I'd pay upwards of
fifty dollars for it, at least
if she was wearing white<a class="more" href="/web_features/spanking-diane-sawyer">... more</a>

Caterpillar Knuckles photo
November 20, 2013 | Fiction

Caterpillar Knuckles

Pete Stevens

We’d been running longer than my memory. Our path was never obstructed, a well-worn corridor. Parallel walls of thorn-thick foliage kept us contained. 

2 Poems photo
November 19, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

Matthew Fee

A Theory of Blue 

Telling the truth can be done in an American way, without irony or self-effacement. We begin with the image of a<a class="more" href="/web_features/2-poems--18">... more</a>

Blessings &amp; Spray Paint photo
November 18, 2013 | Fiction

Blessings & Spray Paint

Aleah Sterman Goldin

I like to believe it started with her grandfather’s blessing and a bottle of spray paint—even though it might not have. 

Great Moments in Cinematic Drinking: The Shining photo
November 15, 2013 | movie reviews, Great Moments in Cinematic Drinking

Great Moments in Cinematic Drinking: The Shining

Matt Sailor

Halfway through The Shining, Jack Nicholson accepts a glass of whiskey from a ghost. It’s by no<a class="more" href="/web_features/great-moments-in-cinematic-drinking-nbsp-the-shining">... more</a>

2 Poems photo
November 14, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

Karen Craigo

Ars Poetica

I want to say this
simply: I was out
near the river; the trees
were bare, and would be.
I saw no blacksnake
in<a class="more" href="/web_features/2-poems--17">... more</a>

Account Of My Travels, XXVII  photo
November 13, 2013 | Fiction

Account Of My Travels, XXVII 

Matthew Baker

And in the winter I traveled by ship to a land of copper domes and cobble roads, of shops glowing beyond frosted windows, of lampposts capped with mounds of snow, where I fell in love with a girl with an abnormal face. 

Larissa Communes With the Virgin photo
November 12, 2013 | Fiction

Larissa Communes With the Virgin

Teresa Milbrodt

Because I can tell it's going to be a crappy day at work I dress up as Virgin Mary with my blue silk dress and white head scarf and lemon drop halo that got coffee spilled on it so it's a little warped, but it will do for one day of selling shoes.

2 Poems photo
November 11, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

Sarah Marshall


Sawtooth palms, and the hymns of
a leftover Palm Sunday
lard the air with the gentleness
of some imagined<a class="more" href="/web_features/2-poems--16">... more</a>

Olden Times photo
November 8, 2013 | Poetry

Olden Times

Lincoln Michel

When my friend is upset because someone posted
about them on the internet in a way they aren’t
sure is ironic, it makes me wish I<a class="more" href="/web_features/olden-times">... more</a>

House Hold photo
November 7, 2013 | Poetry

House Hold

Tasha LeClair



The man—Grandpa's friend—said,

Welcome to Heaven on Earth.

He wore overalls and climbed in

through the<a class="more" href="/web_features/house-hold">... more</a>

Ettore Majorana: Three Stories    photo
November 6, 2013 | Fiction

Ettore Majorana: Three Stories   

Lena Bertone

When Ettore was a boy, he dreamed of puppets hovering over his bed. 

2 Poems photo
November 5, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

Matthew Olzmann


It “might” be a hoax.
That’s what they’re reporting. 
“Might” be a hoax. 
Not is a hoax.
Not<a class="more" href="/web_features/2-poems--15">... more</a>

The Fucking Shitbirds photo
November 4, 2013 | Fiction

The Fucking Shitbirds

Mark Walters

What came next was one long show: broken strings, smashed microphones, guitar solos without boundaries or purpose, house parties with bands in the kitchen and bands in the attic, missing kick drum pedals, stolen snares, songs we couldn’t figure out how to end and we drifted inside them, lost within our own imaginations.

Games of My Youth: Fifty Shades of Lelda photo
November 1, 2013 | Games of My Youth

Games of My Youth: Fifty Shades of Lelda

Tabitha Blankenbiller

My favorite video game lives in an ark. Surrounded by artifacts packed in a Rubbermaid tote box, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was next on my Summer of the Video Game list of must-plays. 

Two Poems photo
October 31, 2013 | Poetry

Two Poems

Kimberly Ann Southwick

like when I stand with the kitchen scissors in the citygarden, / thunderloving a green skinned fruit. // He hears my kisses, a wall grabber, the neighbors’ dog / left out in the cold.      here’s to his / soft wet nose      and a part of me / that bleeds dogblood, impure.

Z photo
October 30, 2013 | Fiction


William VanDenBerg

Z’s phone rang. He picked it up and said hello. The person on the other end asked if he was Dr. Schlesinger. After a pause, Z said, “Yes, this is he.” 

That statement, of course, being a lie. 

What Cannot Be Carried Must Be Burned photo
October 29, 2013 | Nonfiction

What Cannot Be Carried Must Be Burned

John Tormey

We crowd around the flame, we extend our naked hands, we feel the joints in our fingers warm and crack. The smoke stains our jackets and hats with its smell.

`You Know Gumby? The Little Guy with the Horse?` `Yes, I Know Who He Is.`: An Interview with Gabriel Blackwell photo
October 28, 2013 | Interview

`You Know Gumby? The Little Guy with the Horse?` `Yes, I Know Who He Is.`: An Interview with Gabriel Blackwell

Tom DeBeauchamp

Gabriel Blackwell’s been busy. In the past two<a class="more" href="/web_features/you-know-gumby-the-little-guy-with-the-horse-yes-i-know-who-he-is-an-interview-with-gabriel-blackwell">... more</a>

The Art of Fiction Prayer photo
October 25, 2013 | The Art of...

The Art of Fiction Prayer

Bryan Furuness

1. Prayer, according to the Encyclopedia of Occult and Parapsychology, is a “means for humans to make contact<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-art-of-nbsp-fiction-nbsp-prayer">... more</a>

Poem for My Neighborhood photo
October 24, 2013 | Poetry

Poem for My Neighborhood

Stephen Morrow


I have been trying very hard / to consider the window’s pane, / but life keeps occurring beyond it. / Two gangs who were firing .45s / at each other across our busy street / inadvertently shot a lady in the forehead.

Mr. Basal and the Buntings photo
October 23, 2013 | Fiction

Mr. Basal and the Buntings

JJ Lynne

“Hello ma’am. I presume you are the lady of the house. Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Mr. Basal and I believe<a class="more" href="/web_features/mr-basal-and-the-buntings">... more</a>

Wet Traditions at the Barber: a review of LadyJane's Haircuts for Men photo
October 22, 2013 | Nonfiction

Wet Traditions at the Barber: a review of LadyJane's Haircuts for Men

Sean Kilpatrick

A lady doesn’t need makeup unless it’s the war paint she’s putting on to end me. 

Biggie Poems photo
October 22, 2013 | Poetry

Biggie Poems

P. J. Williams


            “This album is dedicated to all the teachers that told me I'd never amount to<a class="more" href="/web_features/biggie-poems">... more</a>

So Much Everything photo
October 21, 2013 | Fiction

So Much Everything

Kate Nacy

White light from the television brought me here.

Everything in this store is very far away from everything else in this<a class="more" href="/web_features/so-much-everything">... more</a>

October 19, 2013 | Nonfiction


Barry Graham

Yesterday, Barry Graham favored us with his Top 10 Cities to Get Drunk<a class="more" href="/web_features/top-10-cities-to-get-drunk-in-nbsp-drinker-writer-traveler-guest-posts-pt-2">... more</a>

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN or Hobart is Proof That God Loves Us and Wants Us To Be Happy (5-1) photo
October 18, 2013 | Nonfiction

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN or Hobart is Proof That God Loves Us and Wants Us To Be Happy (5-1)

Barry Graham

Last week, Barry Graham favored us with<a class="more" href="/web_features/top-10-cities-to-get-drunk-in-or-nbsp-hobart-is-proof-that-god-loves-us-and-wants-us-to-be-happy-nbsp-5-1">... more</a>

Three Poems photo
October 17, 2013 | Poetry

Three Poems

Jill McDonough


I chose to love the ones / I poured coffee for. Now I let myself fill / with tenderness for undergrads and murderers, / imagine them as children, little boys and girls. / Privilege and wonder, her underbite and glasses. / His new haircut, her white socks.
Fast photo
October 16, 2013 | Fiction


Jake Walters

Day one, just a few hours in, and the first scratches from his insides, just a little suggestion: only a nibble.  He tries to kill the animal<a class="more" href="/web_features/fast">... more</a>