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I Am Whole, I Am Whole photo
June 30, 2017 | Poetry

I Am Whole, I Am Whole

Caleb Curtiss

I started watering the houseplants on a regular basis—this

after watching the dead multiply for the years I spent watering... more

An Interview with Brian Booker photo
June 30, 2017 | Interview

An Interview with Brian Booker

Michael Deagler

The term “unreliable narrator” was first coined in 1961 by the critic Wayne C. Booth, and since then it has become... more

Suggestions for Tinder Experiments We Could Conduct Together  photo
June 29, 2017 | Poetry

Suggestions for Tinder Experiments We Could Conduct Together 

Tyler Friend

Let’s create fake accounts and try to seduce each other. 

Carl "The Monolith" Reinhardt  photo
June 28, 2017 | Fiction

Carl "The Monolith" Reinhardt 

TJ Fuller

I used to part masses. To wade through throngs of children cheering. Boogie would press play on the cassette, and I’d come through the crowd instead of take the aisle. I’d roll on the trampoline and stand above a field of pumping fists. 

Cymbals Eat Guitars  photo
June 27, 2017 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Cymbals Eat Guitars 

Matthew Mastricova

And so even though my flight was the next morning and my phone was dying and I had neither a charger nor anyone else’s phone number written down, I went to the show, alone.

168 Hours on the Las Vegas Strip photo
June 26, 2017 | Nonfiction

168 Hours on the Las Vegas Strip

Erin Langner

You would be forgiven for thinking Vegas is not the place for you. 

Security Breeds Stagnation photo
June 26, 2017 | Fiction

Security Breeds Stagnation

Emily Pavick

I call that year my wandering year or my train station year or my year of the lucky rat year. It was 1996 and I was pregnant with my first child, Boris––born with a strong heart, Boris.

Airplane Banners photo
June 25, 2017 | Sunday Comics

Airplane Banners

Jessy Randall

Three Haiku photo
June 23, 2017 | Poetry

Three Haiku

Rose Schechter

I can almost split your face in two.

It Won't Always Be Like This photo
June 22, 2017 |

It Won't Always Be Like This

Anita Ho Tong

She had gorgeous hair, long and dark -- I like to wrap it around my neck after we make love and fall asleep like that. 

Exceptional Air photo
June 21, 2017 | Fiction

Exceptional Air

Jason Teal

Maybe Marjorie lives a solitary life bookended by Family Feud reruns, spending painstaking hours in front of the set trying to put the city together, but small parts keep breaking off or falling under the couch through her indelicate hands

The Time Between Us photo
June 20, 2017 | Jukebox Happy Hour

The Time Between Us

Aaron Burch

We were there to see Belgian metal band Oathbreaker. And I bought a Khemmis shirt, in part because theirs was one of the best, most metal, riffiest sets I’ve ever seen and in part because their shirts were the kinds of all wizards and skulls that you want in a metal shirt. But it was Jaye Jayle I found most hypnotic.

How to Be a Disney photo
June 20, 2017 | Nonfiction

How to Be a Disney

Chachi Hauser

The first thing you need to know about being a Disney is that you should avoid letting anyone know that you are one.

June 19, 2017 | Poetry


Katie Darby Mullins

I want him to know that we’re the same.

Taking Care of the Baby photo
June 16, 2017 | Fiction

Taking Care of the Baby

Letitia Trent

The neighbor comes to my door with my keys in his hand: I'd left them in the mailbox earlier, or maybe yesterday, or the day before that.

Dreamworlds: An Excerpt of Bruja and Interview with Wendy C. Ortiz photo
June 16, 2017 | Interview

Dreamworlds: An Excerpt of Bruja and Interview with Wendy C. Ortiz

Elle Nash

The book reveals as much about the reader’s psyche, about the self and the readers’ reaction to reading it, as it does about the author— this deeply personal thing, a dream, so full of symbols we imbue with our own shared and cultural meanings.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 photo
June 15, 2017 | movie reviews

Mystery Science Theater 3000

Sean Kilpatrick

Nemo me impune lacessit - pueri et infirmi, qui scripsit in pupa.

Trigger Warning photo
June 15, 2017 | Poetry

Trigger Warning

Noah Eli Gordon

It’s not the enormity of the half-eaten doughnut. 

Buster's Mal Heart photo
June 14, 2017 | movie reviews

Buster's Mal Heart

Sean Kilpatrick

Malek's our man for Malek on Malek

The Girlfriends photo
June 14, 2017 | Fiction

The Girlfriends

Michelle Lyn King

His new girlfriend makes things with her hands. You know. Things. Candle holders out of twigs. A mosaic picture frame out of broken up bits of CDs.

Thinking Errors photo
June 13, 2017 | Poetry

Thinking Errors

J. Bailey Hutchinson

Because I love in the manner of eating I am sure whatever I take from you will pass.

The Habit of Cutting In the Edges photo
June 12, 2017 | Nonfiction

The Habit of Cutting In the Edges

Andrew Johnson

You gather one brush, one can of paint, one room, and one hand tethered to attention.

Clothes Are Rarely Important in a Highly Emphasized Way photo
June 12, 2017 | Fiction

Clothes Are Rarely Important in a Highly Emphasized Way

Dóra Grőber

He's lying in bed thinking about his imaginary lover. He's not touching himself, he doesn't think about him when he does, only maybe in the very final moments. 

Interview with Dan Chaon  photo
June 9, 2017 | Interview

Interview with Dan Chaon 

Bryan Furuness

As far as structure goes, I’ve always been interested in the way fragments of narrative can play off one another. All of my novels have been puzzles—games—that I’ve created for myself. 

Four Poems photo
June 8, 2017 | Poetry

Four Poems

Jason Phoebe Rusch

As a girl I played with dolls, sang
soprano, wore sparkly eyeshadow from
Claire’s. It never felt good to be called sir.

Ghosts photo
June 8, 2017 | Nonfiction


Brent Fisk

I began my life in a trailer. A black and white shaky construction plunked on a corner some farmer had carved out of an old cow pasture. One silver maple with a rotten core clung to life. I watched the world outside through drafty windows and remember the shade slapping the sash when the wind picked up. 

Those Things You Do photo
June 8, 2017 | Fiction

Those Things You Do

Michael Seymour Blake

You ignore the sudden impulse to bash your office mug collection and dance barefoot on the broken glass shards. Instead, you brush your teeth and get into bed because you have a busy day tomorrow!

Secondhand Smoke photo
June 7, 2017 | Poetry

Secondhand Smoke

Martin Ott

The man who bought Hitler’s bed did not have nightmares as a child. 

California photo
June 6, 2017 | Jukebox Happy Hour


Claire Greising

I don’t know if I ever actually listened to Blink-182, but I told people that I did.

Hands photo
June 6, 2017 | Fiction


Sara Henry

This is what Ro’s holy confirmation means. It means she’s a woman in the eyes of God. It means she’s almost done with the eighth grade