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one poem photo
July 20, 2018 | Poetry

one poem

Eugenia Francis

First Week of April, Los Angeles
(as transcribed from the iCalendar “what really happened”)

1
got... more

USB Port photo
July 20, 2018 | Fiction

USB Port

Kate Axelrod

Peter wakes up first and texts me, hi baby, hi boo, hi honey pie.

Hell's Kitchen, 1993 photo
July 19, 2018 | Fiction

Hell's Kitchen, 1993

Matt Basiliere

And it was at that moment—seeing that light and realizing that other people were together in the world in that very same light while he was in an alley watching himself on TV—that he finally felt something: an overwhelming, honest and simple sense of sadness that felt like a beautiful release.

Baptism photo
July 19, 2018 | Nonfiction

Baptism

Savannah Brooks

At eighteen I got two stars tattooed on my ankle. I used to tell people a variety of stories: they were falling stars, they were the stars from... more

It Matters What You Call A Thing photo
July 19, 2018 | Nonfiction

It Matters What You Call A Thing

Tariq al Haydar

The following is either a CONFESSION or a LIE or a LITERARY EXPERIMENT. Choose Your Own Adventure. If you would like... more

Work/Life Balance photo
July 18, 2018 | Fiction

Work/Life Balance

Jenn Stroud Rossmann

The trouble began with the intern’s new coffee pot.

Is Your Sauce Broken Completely? photo
July 17, 2018 | Fiction

Is Your Sauce Broken Completely?

Maria Alejandra Barrios

“Look,” Daniel paused and took a sip of water, “I was going to introduce you to my mother. And I realized I wasn’t ready. And then I thought, when will I be ready? When would it be a good time?

two poems  photo
July 17, 2018 | Poetry

two poems 

Hanna M. Owens

1. A poem about desire

a man in the airport looking at women
ponytails and leggings
how combustible... more

two poems photo
July 16, 2018 | Poetry

two poems

Ethan Evans

mirror

an estimated 52% of internet traffic
is composed of bots & i am in love
with everyone i... more

Kurt Cobain Doesn't Know Much Of Anything photo
July 16, 2018 | Nonfiction

Kurt Cobain Doesn't Know Much Of Anything

Michael Stutz

What I've written here is, of course, something that Kurt Cobain will never know. On April 8, the discovery... more

Magical Realism, Act III photo
July 15, 2018 | Sunday Comics

Magical Realism, Act III

Nora Canby and TJ Murray

March Madness photo
July 13, 2018 | Nonfiction

March Madness

Alyssa Oursler

This wasn’t supposed to be an essay.

Things in my Room: The Bunting photo
July 13, 2018 | Nonfiction

Things in my Room: The Bunting

Martha Grover

I became obsessed with the idea of bunting. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I wanted to make my own.

five poems photo
July 12, 2018 | Poetry

five poems

will butts

10,000 years from now

two men will be
digging
in the ground
and they’ll find
a frisbee
buried... more

TONIGHT I’M CHELSEA HODSON: a (follow-up) interview with Chelsea Hodson photo
July 11, 2018 | Interview

TONIGHT I’M CHELSEA HODSON: a (follow-up) interview with Chelsea Hodson

Elizabeth Ellen

"I’m always looking for ways to pay more attention. I thought maybe I could be a better writer if I knew what private investigators knew, if I could see a clue for what it was. I’m still learning."  

Ba-Boom-a-Rang-Rang photo
July 11, 2018 | Fiction

Ba-Boom-a-Rang-Rang

Alyssa Proujansky

What was that movie where the kids were all deaf, you asked suddenly. They put on a performance. They sang Rang-a-rang! Clang-a-clang-clang—something like that? 

three poems photo
July 10, 2018 | Poetry

three poems

Leah Dworkin

to gain followers I use my body then / I lose them with my poems

Turning 40 photo
July 10, 2018 | Nonfiction

Turning 40

Larissa Kosmos

After I turned thirty-five, the age of forty circled me like a shark. My dread of it intensified with each passing year. On my thirty-eighth... more

Pup! photo
July 9, 2018 | Fiction

Pup!

Derek Updegraff

The puppies are back at WBC, and I’m third in line. 

The Machine Sleeps In The Corner, Dreaming photo
July 6, 2018 | Fiction

The Machine Sleeps In The Corner, Dreaming

Andy Myers

The machine sleeps in the corner. Its dreams are projected onto large white walls where we watch them and record our reactions.

FIVE POEMS photo
July 5, 2018 | Poetry

FIVE POEMS

Jacqueline Young

while i / in half-lotus / pluck stubble from / my belly

Go To The Ballgame photo
July 4, 2018 | Fiction

Go To The Ballgame

Nathaniel Duggan

When you’re sad, you go to the ballgame. 

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: In-N-Out Burger photo
July 4, 2018 | Poetry

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: In-N-Out Burger

Danny Caine

Nostalgia style: you miss your Double Double
before you even take a bite. You know
burgers become slimy wax paper crumbles,
babies become toddlers, toddlers become

Three Poems photo
July 3, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

Joseph Grantham

i only do the poet voice / when i'm hungover

She’s So Unusual photo
July 3, 2018 | Jukebox Happy Hour

She’s So Unusual

Dan Morey

“Get in here!” yelled Grandma. “Carrot Head is gonna sing!”

In Bloom photo
July 2, 2018 |

In Bloom

Kevin Sampsell

Daisy was going to community college classes out on SE 82nd and trying to figure out what direction her life should take. Her classes were Dental Hygiene, Religious Studies, and Ethics in Improv Comedy.

Against The Ground photo
July 2, 2018 | Fiction

Against The Ground

Sommer Schafer

It’s the sun, I told myself again. Too much sun makes people too hyper, too happy, too sure of themselves. What we need is a little rain, some dark clouds, a berating storm.