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Hinterland Transmissions: Tackling Homelessness photo
December 14, 2018 | Dispatches

Hinterland Transmissions: Tackling Homelessness

Steve Anwyll

The bum drags himself off the floor. Then comes on nice. Real buddy buddy shit.

Hinterland Transmissions: SUMAC, Dälek and Infernal Coil photo
October 10, 2018 | Dispatches

Hinterland Transmissions: SUMAC, Dälek and Infernal Coil

Steve Anwyll

And christ it's gonna be hot inside the tiny bar where SUMAC is playing tonight. I should've stayed home. Like I always do. An old man on his couch.

Hinterland Transmissions: All The Makings Of A Real Bad Day photo
March 9, 2018 | Dispatches

Hinterland Transmissions: All The Makings Of A Real Bad Day

Steve Anwyll

Then I hear it. Loud as the train coming into the station. Fuckinragabagagrrahfuuck. Ah ha. Of course. The unmistakable call of the down and out drunk.

Forever Ago photo
January 31, 2018 | Dispatches

Forever Ago

Bud Smith


Radio Tower, 4yrs old

The radio tower had big cones on top. We were in the car and I said to mom, “What are those?” She didn't... more

Hinterland Transmissions: No Day At The Beach photo
January 19, 2018 | Dispatches

Hinterland Transmissions: No Day At The Beach

Steve Anwyll

Had a little accident last night Stevie, my boss yells. Tote fell over in the back of a truck. Someone's gotta clean up all that fish. I turn my head from him. Stare off out passed the end of the harbour. Where the horizon and Lake Eerie meet. Dissolve into one another. The breeze in my hair. Thinking why me?

Hinterland Transmissions: A Day In Dust Bunny City photo
December 4, 2017 | Dispatches

Hinterland Transmissions: A Day In Dust Bunny City

Steve Anwyll

I don't like most people. And have been jealous of Bud for ages. With reason.

Hinterland Transmissions: The Piece Of Shit That Lives Inside Me photo
October 20, 2017 | Dispatches

Hinterland Transmissions: The Piece Of Shit That Lives Inside Me

Steve Anwyll

Now here I am. The same fucking predicament all over. The universe testing to see what I'll do.

Hinterland Transmissions: Coming to America photo
September 28, 2017 | Dispatches

Hinterland Transmissions: Coming to America

Steve Anwyll

Sitting in the Montreal bus terminal I make a decision. To eat the last of my weed candies. 

Wow and Flutter #6: Shelley Coburn photo
September 26, 2017 | Wow and Flutter

Wow and Flutter #6: Shelley Coburn

Tyler Koshakow

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My father died on Christmas Eve, 1986. I was three years old. When my mother broke the news, I responded in a... more

Hinterland Transmissions: Carnie Love photo
August 28, 2017 | Dispatches

Hinterland Transmissions: Carnie Love

Steve Anwyll

It must've been the late nineties. I was collecting welfare at the time. I couldn't have been more then 17.... more

dimanche le 20 mai 2017 photo
July 5, 2017 | Dispatches

dimanche le 20 mai 2017

Steve Anwyll

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I cut through the small park. Come out the other side. As soon as I do I feel eyes on me. I look up from the... more

Hinterland Transmissions:  Folly At The Laundromat photo
June 2, 2017 | Dispatches

Hinterland Transmissions:  Folly At The Laundromat

Steve Anwyll

Of course the laundromat goes quiet. I glance around. We're all shocked. I catch the eyes of a little girl. Hair in pigtails. She looks scared.

Book Report: Based on a True Story: A Memoir by Norm Macdonald photo
January 30, 2017 | Dispatches

Book Report: Based on a True Story: A Memoir by Norm Macdonald

Steve Anwyll

I came at reading this book as I do most things. Like a fool. I expected what... more

Wow and Flutter #5: A1A photo
November 29, 2016 | Wow and Flutter

Wow and Flutter #5: A1A

Tyler Koshakow

By the time Zoe and I started down the Overseas Highway, we had been living a nomadic lifestyle out of our 1995 Corolla for nearly four months. 

WHO STOLE MY TAMPONS????? photo
August 30, 2016 | Dispatches

WHO STOLE MY TAMPONS?????

Chelsea Martin

I got my period the moment we got to the hotel. Getting my period wasn’t going to affect any of my plans, and was no big deal, really, aside from the fact that I refuse to pay attention to my body so am always completely surprised when my period comes. As such, I had brought no supplies to Miami with me.

Wow and Flutter #4: Be Thankful for What You Got photo
July 26, 2016 | Wow and Flutter

Wow and Flutter #4: Be Thankful for What You Got

Tyler Koshakow

I make him coffee, I make hot chocolate for his kids, and sometimes I buy his weed.

Wow and Flutter #3: Ain’t Doing Too B-A-D, Bad photo
May 3, 2016 | Wow and Flutter

Wow and Flutter #3: Ain’t Doing Too B-A-D, Bad

Tyler Koshakow

I wanted this essay to be about love. I wanted it to also be about my grandfather and Arkansas and my copy of Ain’t Doing Too B-A-D, Bad, a live jazz record by The Bobby Bryant Sextet. 

Report on AWP LA 2016 photo
April 9, 2016 | Dispatches

Report on AWP LA 2016

Sean Kilpatrick

FUCKING HELP ME

A Recipe for Poached Pear 'Pot' Pie  photo
March 7, 2016 | Dispatches

A Recipe for Poached Pear 'Pot' Pie 

Mira Gonzalez

½ cup (one stick) of unsalted butter (higher quality butter = better tasting cannabutter)

¼ ounce of weed, VERY finely ground

Wow and Flutter #2: Tracy Chapman photo
March 1, 2016 | Wow and Flutter

Wow and Flutter #2: Tracy Chapman

Tyler Koshakow

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Not long after my father died, my mother bought a brand-new bright-red Toyota Celica GT. She also... more

Wow and Flutter #1: Peace and Love from Lee photo
January 26, 2016 | Wow and Flutter

Wow and Flutter #1: Peace and Love from Lee

Tyler Koshakow

 

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Walter Benjamin begins his essay “Unpacking My Library” like this:

“I am unpacking... more

TOP 10 TOPIX POSTS FOR 2015 photo
January 22, 2016 | Dispatches

TOP 10 TOPIX POSTS FOR 2015

Juliet Escoria

bambi on Nov 6, 2015

He is the new dopehead in town..........WORTHLESS!!!!!!! !!!

The GwalaCost // Ep. 4: Happy GwalaDays!!! photo
December 25, 2015 | The GwalaCost

The GwalaCost // Ep. 4: Happy GwalaDays!!!

Jordan Castro

Jordan Castro writes about rapper Peewee Longway, memories of his dad and Run-D.M.C., his views on Christmas over the years, and some of his favorite Christmas rap lines.

Rome/Barcelona/Chicago, Summer, 2015 photo
December 2, 2015 | Dispatches

Rome/Barcelona/Chicago, Summer, 2015

sara mcgrath

It’s customary in Italy to have food during happy hour. I ordered white wine but was nervous to ask for a plate. When I don’t understand what someone is saying I will just say no.

The GwalaCost // Ep. 3: Sauce or No Sauce? photo
November 20, 2015 | The GwalaCost

The GwalaCost // Ep. 3: Sauce or No Sauce?

Jordan Castro

From Osama Bin Laden to the WNBA, Jordan Castro and friends explore who/what has sauce, and who/what doesn't.

Recent Books

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

a set of linked stories with some of the same characters from Person/a and a lot of new ones and the world is the same but different from the world in Person/a and the stories take place in a year absent from Person/a. if that makes sense. contains the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture" from American Short Fiction, if that's something that moves you to buy books. <3

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

FOUR NEW ESSAYS BY CHLOE CALDWELL! Plus the original essays that made you fall in love with Chloe!

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Dualities

Jason Phoebe Rusch

Jason Phoebe Rusch is a queer writer from the Chicago suburbs. His full-length debut Dualities explores gender and patriarchy from the perspective of a man who was socialized and is currently still read as a woman. He is interested in complication and nuance and messy human failing, his own and that of others.