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6 Poems photo
June 4, 2015 | Poetry

6 Poems

Elizabeth Ellen

Nicki Minaj just said, “all my independent women make some noise.”
I didn’t know if she meant me.

Defense photo
June 4, 2015 | Poetry

Defense

Donna Vorreyer

I spend the afternoon planting zinnias in my navel. 

Non-Reader Spotlight: Elizabeth Olson, Part 1 photo
June 4, 2015 | Non-Reader Spotlight

Non-Reader Spotlight: Elizabeth Olson, Part 1

With all of these other endeavors, Elizabeth's reading life has changed markedly, and she was kind enough to talk to me about it.

My Father Bottles Howls photo
June 3, 2015 | Fiction

My Father Bottles Howls

Drew Knapp

On the nights my father brings home a new howl my mother prepares a feast and adorns a whalebone corset like a rib carved from the moon. On these nights I love my family because we are together and in this way I have come to worship the wolf.

Two Poems photo
June 3, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

William James

Sunday morning meant the smell of pot roast filtering through wooden floor boards.

Dear Caitlyn photo
June 2, 2015 | Poetry

Dear Caitlyn

Alison Taverna

Caitlyn, let me take that hair / in my own hands and curl it down your back.

The Jacka photo
June 2, 2015 | Nonfiction

The Jacka

Kenta Maniwa

Once outside, I unroll The Jacka's sweatshirt from my jacket, revealing the XXXL garment, in all its glory, reeking of blunts and harsh body odor.

Don't Worry, Little Monster photo
June 1, 2015 | Poetry

Don't Worry, Little Monster

Chris Rife

"The damage isn't that bad, not yet." 

Nothing Sexier Than a Girl Smoking photo
June 1, 2015 | Nonfiction

Nothing Sexier Than a Girl Smoking

Felix Kent

Two years earlier in a set of skyscrapered offices with panoramic views of dusty Los Angeles, I was an underling and he was not.

Some Horns (Pt. 3) photo
May 31, 2015 | Sunday Comics

Some Horns (Pt. 3)

Nick Francis Potter

My daughter is going to be so disappointed in me.

Game of the Day: Opening Day photo
May 30, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Game of the Day: Opening Day

Jesse Sawyer

April 6, 2014
Opening Day
San Diego Padres
vs.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles,... more

ER #6 photo
May 29, 2015 | Nonfiction

ER #6

Michael Levan

She lasts another day, maybe two. 

A Review of Cult of Loretta That Is Also An Essay Addressing the ‘Art vs. The Artist’ Debate (and more!) photo
May 28, 2015 | Nonfiction

A Review of Cult of Loretta That Is Also An Essay Addressing the ‘Art vs. The Artist’ Debate (and more!)

Elizabeth Ellen

Another night we got so high I broke into our next-door neighbor’s house and stole their television so we could watch The Simpsons. I asked Loretta where I should put it. She said on top of the TV, which is how we discovered that we already had a TV.

New York Journal and Advertiser, 1898 photo
May 28, 2015 | Poetry

New York Journal and Advertiser, 1898

Chelsea Werner-Jatzke

 

The Dinosaur of Wyoming

I was never born a hermaphrodite. But I tell this story where I am born a... more

Two Poems photo
May 27, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Asha Dore

"My record does not contain the helicopter dream I’ve been having for ten years/where I’m an actor paid by the government to fake a zombie epidemic."

Future Daughter photo
May 27, 2015 | Poetry

Future Daughter

Sally Rodgers


Untitled One

Motherhood slept astonished as astronomers wept so-so-ago with this sort of blow. This sort of ovary, yo, the... more

Goth Ryan photo
May 26, 2015 | Nonfiction

Goth Ryan

Chelsea Martin

Tara and I were impressed by the Goth subculture Goth Ryan and Tara’s boyfriend took part in not just because of the black strappy clothes, black fingernails, and heavy eye makeup (which we immediately began imitating), but also their directness and openness about feelings of sadness and rottenness. 

The Disrupted Tour by the Veterans Tower photo
May 26, 2015 | Fiction

The Disrupted Tour by the Veterans Tower

Matthew Pitt

Faced with the swirling chaos of three days ago, I must hold fast to certain truths. 

Two Poems photo
May 25, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Gabrielle Freeman

But I think of you this way anyway, your bright corona blinding my eyes. 

Those Bears (pt. 2) photo
May 24, 2015 | Sunday Comics

Those Bears (pt. 2)

Jarod Roselló

Someone is in trouble! Should I be running toward danger?

Letter to the Editor photo
May 23, 2015 | Dispatches

Letter to the Editor

Sara McGrath

I've been taking what feels like a giant amount of vitamins for approximately three days, which is a long time for me to do anything very consistently. 

Non-Reader Spotlight: Seth Fein and Justine Bursoni, Part 1 photo
May 22, 2015 | Non-Reader Spotlight

Non-Reader Spotlight: Seth Fein and Justine Bursoni, Part 1

How do two cultural dynamos get away with never reading?

Chrissy, John, Kanye, and Kim go to Waffle House  photo
May 22, 2015 | Poetry

Chrissy, John, Kanye, and Kim go to Waffle House 

Danny Caine

 

"Nobody bothered them. They ate, they had fun. They danced a little. We have a jukebox in... more

Mad Max Fury Road / Tender Napalm / Zeitgeist Theatre photo
May 22, 2015 | movie reviews

Mad Max Fury Road / Tender Napalm / Zeitgeist Theatre

Sean Kilpatrick

Not belonging feels more and more like banging a rough cookie on the counter these days. I would take pride in my crumbs, if I knew how. It’s good to be alive like a delinquent spaz.

Facebook Friends photo
May 21, 2015 | Poetry

Facebook Friends

Fiona Helmsley

 

When you leave the comment that I am "such a good mom"
under a picture I have posted of my child online,
it freaks me... more

Three Poems photo
May 21, 2015 | Poetry

Three Poems

Kerry Cullen

I know you toss out untouched leftovers, and miss them.

On Going, Like Going Back photo
May 20, 2015 | Nonfiction

On Going, Like Going Back

Jill Talbot & Justin Lawrence Daugherty

Imagine we meet up on the corner of some tumbleweed-tossing town. 

Ascent photo
May 19, 2015 | Poetry

Ascent

Susan Comninos

 

Places that will not want
You, strike hooves below the earth.
Fur-breathed, and winter friendly—

Cider and hot baths,
Like... more

Bear Country photo
May 18, 2015 | Fiction

Bear Country

Christian TeBordo

I realized that my son’s vocabulary, though impressive, would not help much with anything he was likely to encounter in everyday life, now or in the future.

Flying Machine (pt. 2) photo
May 17, 2015 | Sunday Comics

Flying Machine (pt. 2)

Lydia Conklin

Flying is dangerous, Lydia. I don't want to die today, do you? 
I guess not.