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wardrobe photo
May 24, 2019 | Poetry


Ben Pelhan

every movie ever has big hard cocks. ass. tits. sorry, I meant porn. sometimes when I travel I listen to the radio. the songs make me think of... more

Three Poems photo
May 24, 2019 | Poetry

Three Poems

Kathryn Merwin

One Night We Drove Through Yellowstone

I dreamt of a white bear last night,

like the ones in the... more

"Talkin' Bout Practice": Ray Allen photo
May 24, 2019 | Dispatches

"Talkin' Bout Practice": Ray Allen

Alyssa Oursler

The man I love who does not love me back sends me someone else’s tweet. The only text is a hashtag: Notre Dame. The... more

Before the Bell photo
May 23, 2019 | Nonfiction

Before the Bell

Jasmin Aviva Sandelson

We know who has her period and who is still waiting. If a girl takes her backpack to the bathroom or sits pool-side in swim class, she has her period. So do the girls who—when they ask Can I go to the bathroom? and the teacher says, No—say But I really need to go.

Dirtbags Can Write Books: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Steve Anwyll photo
May 23, 2019 | Interview

Dirtbags Can Write Books: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Steve Anwyll

Elizabeth Ellen

If you were to sit down and watch an American beer commercial and then a Canadian one, they wouldn't be that different. Replace the eagle with a beaver. 

Welfare, an excerpt  photo
May 23, 2019 | Fiction

Welfare, an excerpt 

Steve Anwyll

I only get twenty bucks that day. Trevor tells me to call him next week. He'll have some more work for me. But I never see him again. Or even hear his voice. I lose him number. Greaseback is never around. And then the phone gets cut off. I'm back to where I started.

The Things She Did photo
May 23, 2019 | Fiction

The Things She Did

Lauren Davis

Smart girls don’t tempt the devil. I was a bullseye, a bloody Rorschach blot, walking into the prison flaunting my muleta.

May 22, 2019 | Interview


Elizabeth Ellen

Trent, and NIN, are way cooler and better. Also Trent is fucking hot.

Two Poems photo
May 22, 2019 | Poetry

Two Poems

Kendra Ferguson


I was hiding behind a chair
Cutting off all my hair
My father asked me
If I was... more

boygenius  photo
May 21, 2019 | Jukebox Happy Hour


Brittney Hubley

Open mic, meet open wound. 

Homesickness photo
May 21, 2019 | Poetry


Christina Yoseph

the child inside of me
has become comfortable
with the heat of the months
as they melt down
like hot wax then build one
on top of the... more

Three poems photo
May 20, 2019 | Poetry

Three poems

Kevin Chesser

King of the Road

naked as death
begging on the highway

I calibrate the instrument
of my... more

Help Me Languish Here photo
May 20, 2019 | Hobart Photo Stories

Help Me Languish Here

Matthew J. Brown


Welcome to Hobart Photo Stories, a one stop shop for photos that will excite the brain, the eye and the heart.

—Tara... more

True Stories, Ugly Drawings: Sunglasses photo
May 19, 2019 | Sunday Comics

True Stories, Ugly Drawings: Sunglasses

Michael Seymour Blake

My First Record: Foreigner 4 photo
May 18, 2019 | My First...

My First Record: Foreigner 4

Eric Braun

I was aware, somehow, that people tended to get intense feelings about the bands they loved and that music had Mystery, capital M. But my family was not intense. We were American cheese on Wonder Bread.

Anyway, that was the saddest part photo
May 17, 2019 | Poetry

Anyway, that was the saddest part

Sarah Bates

I often confuse the dead horses
for trees. I say things like termites

care about the weather, or dark stars
will... more

A Five Pound Duck photo
May 17, 2019 | Fiction

A Five Pound Duck

P.J. McCain

About earlier, he had started to say —

— is that all you can think about, your duck?

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Tuesday, April 1 photo
May 16, 2019 | BASEBALL, Dispatches from the Treehouse

Dispatches from the Treehouse: Tuesday, April 1

Joseph Horton

We’re in line for beer and a guy in a Yankees hat turns to Tim, looks him up and down in his BoSoxery, and asks if he can buy his beers for half-price on our badge.
“Only if you say the Yankees suck,” Tim says.

Making Contact photo
May 16, 2019 | Nonfiction

Making Contact

Lori Horvitz

What I do know: Janet Wellington made eye contact with me in the YMCA pool. I also never had a chance to look my mother in the eye and say goodbye. 

The Triple Crown photo
May 15, 2019 | Fiction

The Triple Crown

Luis Neer

The Triple Crown is alcohol, weed, and Adderall. Hank did the Triple Crown on prom night at Emma’s parents’ house.

Three poems photo
May 15, 2019 | Poetry

Three poems

Parker Tettleton

Carrot Flowers

We are toward somewhere in the first sentence. There is June & us or us or June... more

Fifteen Things I’ve Noticed While Trying to Walk 10,000 Steps Per Day: Muncie, Indiana Edition photo
May 14, 2019 | Nonfiction

Fifteen Things I’ve Noticed While Trying to Walk 10,000 Steps Per Day: Muncie, Indiana Edition

Silas Hansen

On a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon when I didn’t want to walk outside: a box proclaiming to be synthetic urine for sale in Nirvana, next to Louie’s Tux Shop and across from C.J. Banks in the Muncie Mall, behind the counter where they sell glass pipes blown to resemble tiny carrots and octopi, next to a rack of Rasta wigs.

The Future photo
May 13, 2019 | Nonfiction

The Future

Brigid Ronan

I turn 30 next month but I’m no longer afraid because I read somewhere that time is an illusion. I am purchasing an anti-aging moisturizer, just in case. It’s expensive, but money is no object. I’m worth four figures.

Three poems photo
May 13, 2019 | Poetry

Three poems

Benjamin Niespodziany

Neck Tattoo

Your neck tattoo spoke to me but I needed a
translator. Needed a nail gun, a barn wall... more

Ironman photo
May 12, 2019 | Sunday Comics


Sean Ironman

In the morning I opened fewer GI Joes. Fewer video games. Then my father showed me what he had built.

My First Pair of Converse photo
May 11, 2019 | My First...

My First Pair of Converse

Elena M. Aponte

I was looking forward to ruining my chances of being able to run or march anywhere. 

The Bottom of the Order: Pedro Guerrero photo
May 10, 2019 | The Bottom of the Order

The Bottom of the Order: Pedro Guerrero

Andrew Forbes

More than most players, examining Guerrero's life feels like voyeurism, or like wandering hospital corridors with your head on a swivel. When he was good, he was, as James suggested, astonishingly good... But his bad times were difficult to watch, and lacked the privacy that we'd all hope would greet our worst moments.

Three poems photo
May 10, 2019 | Poetry

Three poems

Charlotte Covey

real / unreal

last night i had a dream         
            that my teeth fell
out all in a... more

Double Zero photo
May 9, 2019 | Fiction

Double Zero

Jenny Hayes

Our first stop was Red Rock Canyon, down at the bottom end of the Sierras. The rocks, as promised, were red. It was pretty. We ate our... more

Staring Into the Sun: A Brief History of William Horatio Bates photo
May 8, 2019 | Adventures in Eyeballs

Staring Into the Sun: A Brief History of William Horatio Bates

Joshua James Amberson

I found out about William Bates when I begin struggling with vision loss, in my mid-twenties. If you try to research vision loss in any capacity, you find him.