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2 Poems photo
January 21, 2016 | Poetry

2 Poems

Sarah Jean Alexander

For the thousandth time
I am describing our arms
and how they are
the perfect length

THE REVENANT photo
January 21, 2016 | movie reviews

THE REVENANT

Sean Kilpatrick

Please, let it fuck me if I have it. Right? Fucking USA, again. If one person is making a bona fide constructive statement, the other nine are making you their bitch.

HeyDay photo
January 20, 2016 | Fiction

HeyDay

Jay Merill

Aimee looks back to how things were.

3 Poems photo
January 19, 2016 | Poetry

3 Poems

Kate Monica

You scare me kind of           your admission of an emo phase  

THE HATEFUL EIGHT photo
January 19, 2016 | movie reviews

THE HATEFUL EIGHT

Sean Kilpatrick

I like getting fucked in my feelings.

Vigil at Fort Jesus photo
January 18, 2016 | Fiction

Vigil at Fort Jesus

Derick Dupre

Nighttime near Fort Jesus.  We point our phones heavenward and hear about the latest rave death.

Elizabeth Ellen interviews Christa Parravani: the Interview That Almost Wasn’t photo
January 15, 2016 | Interview

Elizabeth Ellen interviews Christa Parravani: the Interview That Almost Wasn’t

Elizabeth Ellen

Eventually, I turned to memoir because I wanted to stay in scene. I craved space. I believe in the connection between poetry and memoir. It’s no coincidence that some of our best memoirs have come from poets: Mary Karr, Nick Flynn, Lucy Grealy, Mark Doty, Maggie Nelson, and Sarah Manguso—that list could go on-and-on.

How to Be a Dutiful Thing: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Chelsea Hodson photo
January 15, 2016 | Interview

How to Be a Dutiful Thing: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Chelsea Hodson

Elizabeth Ellen

According to my parents, I was obedient from birth—I emerged in silence and then slept through the night. I was just never interested in rebelling—even as a “punk,” I got good grades and was always home by curfew.

Three Poems photo
January 14, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

Rosalynde Vas Dias

I didn't imagine you could grow into your harness, that it could embed in your skin, that you could plod one circle for so long that actually stopping would open up the ache in your body.  

Three Poems photo
January 14, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

Rosalynde Vas Dias

And it is easy, so easy / to welcome them into the poem.

Human Origami photo
January 13, 2016 | Nonfiction

Human Origami

David Alasdair

The wind isn’t really knocked out of you. When you fall, you panic, hold your breath, tense every muscle. 

The Lepidopterist  photo
January 12, 2016 | Fiction

The Lepidopterist 

Kendra Fortmeyer

The killer dispatched the boyfriend easily in the kitchen, and then he had an idea.

BRI and YOU: Brian Oliu says Enter Your Initials and Means It   photo
January 11, 2016 | Interview

BRI and YOU: Brian Oliu says Enter Your Initials and Means It  

Pat Siebel

Here’s a statistic: After reading Brian Oliu’s Enter Your Initials For Record Keeping, I’ve spent more of my life reading Oliu than playing basketball.

Baby Hitler and the Slow Talking Man photo
January 9, 2016 | Commercial Fiction

Baby Hitler and the Slow Talking Man

Dave Housley

Baby Hitler was getting bored. Mother had been away longer than usual. He had already played with the rattle... more

America, This Is You photo
January 8, 2016 | Fiction

America, This Is You

James Yates

This was a painstaking choreography of getting whacked in the balls.

Family Reunion photo
January 7, 2016 | Poetry

Family Reunion

Hannah Gamble

Yes, the girl says, / thus entering into an unspoken agreement / that a black shirt with prints of golden parrots and martini glasses / is the only requisite balm.

dying on the internet photo
January 6, 2016 | Nonfiction

dying on the internet

Christina Montilla

somewhere on the internets, in a dusty archived sent folder and a long forgotten inbox is our turn to Genesis chapter two verse eight 

3 Poems photo
January 5, 2016 | Poetry

3 Poems

John Poch

When God is sleeping with his eagle, / we are like a woman with a peacock / under her arm telling the river hush. 

How We Are Religious photo
January 4, 2016 | Nonfiction

How We Are Religious

Emily Carney

Sheila Heti’s words penned: BLOW-JOB ARTIST. I have always wanted to be everything to everyone.

Tuesday Night Bieber photo
January 1, 2016 | Nonfiction

Tuesday Night Bieber

Joe Sacksteder

At one point, Justin’s stick got swatted and went flying. He hesitated for a moment, before strut-skating to the bench. This is not something a hockey player would normally do, just leave an unbroken stick on the ice during a non-competitive game. Someone eventually pushed the stick over to the dark team’s bench. “Pick it up,” Tony heard him say. For a second, Tony thought Justin was talking to him. Turns out he was talking to his bodyguard.

Trying to Make It as a Twenty-Something photo
January 1, 2016 | Comics

Trying to Make It as a Twenty-Something

Laura Kraay