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Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Culver’s photo
June 21, 2018 | Poetry

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Culver’s

Danny Caine

We’ve never lived in Culver’s territory and it still doesn’t

feel like we do. I mean, it’s at 33rd and Iowa and our place
is at 9th and Indiana. That’s like a 15-minute drive.

Vedran Husic Interview photo
June 21, 2018 | Interview

Vedran Husic Interview

Michael Deagler

Every writer knows the rule of ‘write what you know,’ but the interesting thing is that you don’t really know what you know until you write it.

Stolen photo
June 20, 2018 | Fiction

Stolen

Cathy Mellett

When I was little, my best friend Tamara and I stole. She was a year older than I was, treated me like a little sister, and taught me all the ropes. We wore sweaters on hot summer days, dresses too big for us, huge pants with pockets. 

Three Poems photo
June 20, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

Tom Kelly

With the bobby pin I’ve kept beneath my tongue all morning, / my fingers spring the lock to my parent’s bedroom // where mom’s cherry lipstick glows beneath a seashell lamp. 

Vampire Weekend photo
June 19, 2018 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Vampire Weekend

Darby Cashed

You joined in, and told Danielle that she should only serve us drinks in diamond pimp glasses.

Five Poems photo
June 18, 2018 | Poetry

Five Poems

Christina Beasley

I am hairpin volcanoes and ugly seahorses. / A rejected and quaking paradise. A pile of aged-rafter / forearms. I am not a house, but a chaos of candy bones.  

Western Medicine photo
June 18, 2018 | Fiction

Western Medicine

Dylan Brown

That afternoon she insisted I wheelchair her to the gunfight.

How to Have Sex on Other Planets: The Sun & the Moon photo
June 17, 2018 | Sunday Comics

How to Have Sex on Other Planets: The Sun & the Moon

Dolan Morgan

WEED MILEY photo
June 15, 2018 | Fiction

WEED MILEY

Shane Jesse Christmass

WEED MILEY. Come back to us Weed Miley. I plonk down on the water sofa. Weed Miley screams into the mirror. She had invited me to join them. Weed Miley talks here, I then talk. Weed Miley enters wearing a cloth nightgown.

The Man Who Rescued a Book From the Rain: A Conversation photo
June 15, 2018 | Interview

The Man Who Rescued a Book From the Rain: A Conversation

Emma Smith-Stevens

I based the Australian on a man I met in a coffee shop when I was 19. We went back to his place and did coke together, and he told me all about himself...

Three Poems photo
June 14, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

Alyssandra Tobin

New Jersey as land of claws & fangs & deep fields of grass that stumble onto the side of the highway // New Jersey as fields of soft dirty ice // New Jersey as blondhairblueeyes slapping you in the face at lunch in the cafeteria in front of all your friends

Breaking Up With Pathology photo
June 13, 2018 | Nonfiction

Breaking Up With Pathology

Sara Greenslit

At first, it seemed like a poet’s dream day job. A job of watching, then describing.

Zebras and Pandas photo
June 13, 2018 | Fiction

Zebras and Pandas

Xenia Taiga

The cartels were losing the battle. Everywhere they dug they met a new obstacle. There was freshly poured concrete down their northwest tunnel. They discovered recently installed top of the line micro security cameras. They came face to face with growling German shepherds. 

Five Poems photo
June 12, 2018 | Poetry

Five Poems

Chris Hayes

I’ve mooned away my marriage, / grounded it, ripped the fuselage / in two, or is the better metaphor
to say I heard the countdown go / from ten to zero and didn’t even / try to stop my wife from breaking / the gravity of disaster planet me?

Gray Cat, Purple Rug photo
June 11, 2018 | Fiction

Gray Cat, Purple Rug

Fawzy Zablah

On that rainy morning of that last day, I delivered some homemade ajiaco, Colombian chicken soup, to my mother, and my ex-girlfriend who was expecting a child that might be her husband’s or mine.

Magical Realism, Act II photo
June 10, 2018 | Sunday Comics

Magical Realism, Act II

Nora Canby and TJ Murray (feat. Laine Kendall)

Tonight on This and Every Episode of Sons of Anarchy photo
June 8, 2018 | Fiction

Tonight on This and Every Episode of Sons of Anarchy

Emma Komlos-Hrobsky

 

The Club pursues a shaky business proposition, and Jax must decide where his allegiances... more

Toads photo
June 8, 2018 | Fiction

Toads

Cameron Shenassa

The night I saw you on TV, I thought of the toads.

The ones we carried onto the roof of your house with a slingshot that afternoon when no one was home.

Three Poems photo
June 8, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

Laura Passin

Some of space is made of diamond. / Some, of booze.

3 a.m. Playlist photo
June 6, 2018 | Jukebox Happy Hour

3 a.m. Playlist

Pune Dracker

Some songs sound best under the sun. Some are night-blooming. These you hear clear in dark-dark; maybe there are stars.

 

“I Go To... more

Lone Star photo
June 6, 2018 | Fiction

Lone Star

Rachel Duboff

The day we met, you told me Los Angeles was home but that you were born in Houston. It was the insurance company’s orientation day for new employees, and you were standing alone at the far table, looking around with hesitation, like a child on the first day of school.

Four Poems photo
June 6, 2018 | Poetry

Four Poems

Su Cho

Field Notes in Haiku

I hear a giant
lives in a stardew valley
I follow the signs:

a knot... more

The Shape of a Story photo
June 4, 2018 | Nonfiction

The Shape of a Story

Jason Schwartzman

“Bit ‘im in the jugular,” the truck driver tells me about the bear ten feet away, describing the day the bear went crazy.

The Miles Behind Us photo
June 4, 2018 | Fiction

The Miles Behind Us

Drew Buxton

She’s still searching for hers but isn’t jealous. She’s happy I finally found my med. I take it in the morning with my cereal, and... more

Bad Cat photo
June 3, 2018 | Sunday Comics

Bad Cat

Ellie Black

Candace Lee and Me photo
June 2, 2018 | Fiction

Candace Lee and Me

Rebekah Morgan

I was a loser and I was a fifth grader and I was hoping, never prayin’, to watch somebody open a can of whoop ass on The Stevens... more

Things in my room: Shrine photo
June 1, 2018 | Nonfiction

Things in my room: Shrine

Martha Grover

The morning of our second date I drew a card – now I can’t remember which one...

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen photo
May 31, 2018 | Poetry

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen

Danny Caine

In this plastic bayou we’re not customers,
we’re guests. POPEYES GUEST 138,
YOUR ORDER IS READY. Guests, yes,
but also numbers—we’re not in Panera

2 Poems photo
May 30, 2018 | Poetry

2 Poems

Zoe Brezsny

you know me like an artifact

Serial Poem: Meimei photo
May 29, 2018 | Poetry

Serial Poem: Meimei

Kristin Chang

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[meimei’s a meatness sis slug of blood boat the body tiger the teeth selfie tongue selfie chintilt selfie lilt her lily pucker... more