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Alexander Hamilton: a review of George Washington by Adam Fitzgerald photo
October 25, 2016 | Nonfiction

Alexander Hamilton: a review of George Washington by Adam Fitzgerald

Sam Farahmand

I am reading a poem called “George Washington” in a book of poems called George Washington in a bar called The Library in the Lower East Side of Manhattan where I am spending my last twelve dollars on four beers and my last four dollars on tipping the bartender because happy hour still hasn't started.

Hinterland Transmissions: Canadian Thanksgiving photo
October 7, 2016 | Nonfiction

Hinterland Transmissions: Canadian Thanksgiving

Steve Anwyll

But if it's anything like years passed it'll boil down to something real simple. Start drinking as soon as the coffee is done. Bottles of beer and wine. We'll wrap ourselves up in blankets to stave off the cold. Too cheap to turn on the portable radiators we use to heat our place. Her parents will call. We'll feign sobriety. A hard thing to do at 10:00 a.m. with wine-stained lips.

Autocorrecting The Lyric I photo
August 31, 2016 | Nonfiction

Autocorrecting The Lyric I

Elizabeth Powell

I understand this. This is what made me psychic. This is what makes images arrive on the doorstep with a bindle over the shoulder made of red bandana. Each man is the last man.

August 30, 2016 | Dispatches


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.

An Interview With Christopher Boucher photo
August 22, 2016 | Nonfiction, Interview

An Interview With Christopher Boucher

Adam Novy

Christopher Boucher’s new novel, Golden Delicious (Melville House), is a kind of referendum on all we presently hold dear in fiction. Its emotional hold on the reader is very strong, but its avant-garde methods critique those special effects by explaining what they’re doing to your feelings while they do it, which somehow only makes the book more sad.

On Failing: Rocky Versus Rambo photo
August 15, 2016 | Nonfiction

On Failing: Rocky Versus Rambo

Carmen Schober

I have a thing for droopy-eyed men.

Grocery Notes photo
August 8, 2016 | Nonfiction

Grocery Notes

Mike Nagel

For the past few years J and I have lived next to a grocery store. It glows at night. If you listen you can hear the hum. 

Cloudburst photo
August 4, 2016 | Nonfiction


Jaya Wagle

I won’t apologize for trying to forget the days I spent with you, riding pillion on your Honda, inhaling Bombay’s foggy polluted streets, sitting on rickety wooden benches of hole-in-the-wall Indo-Chinese joints, slurping Szechwan noodles and sipping Tom Yum soup, strolling on Juhu’s wet sandy beaches, letting the ocean wash our feet.

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

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.

notes from the underground photo
July 22, 2016 | Nonfiction

notes from the underground

Melissa Matthewson

start with the word catholic and an image surfaces—what first? Brother Aquinas adorned in black robes, his large gold cross (or was it silver) swinging from hip-to-hip, his cloaked arms holding tight the Bible to his chest, in reach of his heart.

Long Live the King  photo
July 11, 2016 | Nonfiction

Long Live the King 

Megan Kirby

A girl on my train is watching Kylie Jenner’s snapchat. I lean in and watch over her shoulder. I can't hear, but it doesn't really matter.

Artificial Ecstasy photo
July 7, 2016 | Nonfiction

Artificial Ecstasy

Mila Jaroniec

I found out I was pregnant in the bathroom of a wine bar. 

What Is Not the Moon Will Only Make You Farther photo
June 29, 2016 | Nonfiction

What Is Not the Moon Will Only Make You Farther

Ali Rachel Pearl

I try to turn everything into a metaphor so I don’t have to face it straight on.

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June 21, 2016 | Nonfiction

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Alexis Pope

Things to remember:

Ghost Deer, Ohio

Ray St. Ray

Daughter of Wands: Notes on Hilda Doolittle, Tarot, and the Spiritual Marketplace  photo
June 13, 2016 | Nonfiction

Daughter of Wands: Notes on Hilda Doolittle, Tarot, and the Spiritual Marketplace 

Rebecca van Laer

The walls, statues, and shrines of the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum are covered in offerings to the spirits—or loa—represented within. Plaques have pennies and dimes resting on their frames; there is a wishing stump filled with dollar bills. And there is lip-gloss everywhere.

Sleuth photo
June 3, 2016 | Nonfiction


Alex Ebel

There’s an episode of The Outer Limits where Alyssa Milano plays a college student that eats men whole with her vagina.

The Truth Always Wants to Be Told: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 5 photo
June 3, 2016 | My Struggle with My Struggle

The Truth Always Wants to Be Told: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 5

Andrew Bomback

After watching the TEDx Talk, I initially thought, “I wonder if everyone who watches that video will try to write a memoir.”

Footnotes from an Essay I'll Never Publish photo
May 30, 2016 | Nonfiction

Footnotes from an Essay I'll Never Publish

Doug Paul Case

[1] Titles of this essay’s previous drafts included “On Déjà Vu and Getting What You Asked For,” “He Said I Wasn’t Queer,” and “Still, Apparently.”

Everything in Order photo
May 27, 2016 | Nonfiction

Everything in Order

Lori White

A fleet of pickup trucks and a white panel van have taken all the shady spots outside my parents’ house.

A Brief Family History photo
May 18, 2016 | Nonfiction

A Brief Family History

Sarah Kilch Gaffney

His first sensory seizures were like a passing light-headedness.

They stopped my mother’s heart four times.

Your Adventures Change photo
May 13, 2016 | Nonfiction

Your Adventures Change

Chloe Caldwell

I definitely gained traction in my twenty-ninth year. At twenty-nine, my skin cleared up, I sold a book. But the biggest accomplishment for me was that I stopped working retail and made my money solely from writing and teaching writing.

Failure to Ignite; A Body at Rest photo
May 10, 2016 | Nonfiction

Failure to Ignite; A Body at Rest

Sari Boren

For ten years, General Motors knew about faulty ignition switches in its cars but concealed this information.

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

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. 

Ripped Red Stitches photo
May 3, 2016 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Ripped Red Stitches

Dustin M. Hoffman

When I lived in Michigan, I ruined baseball. I recorded every Detroit Tigers game only to fast-forward between pitches, so I... more

Lineage photo
April 27, 2016 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction


Tony Press

I was wearing my home-made Giants uniform, as I did every day that week, laboriously sewed by mom who was not enamored of sewing. 

Recent Books


Flashes of Life

Micah Ling

Featuring poems that engage songs by artists ranging from The White Stripes to Bruce Sprinsteen, David Bowie to Otis Redding; lists of albums; daily timestamps as poems; remixes and everything in between; Flashes of Light evokes not just the way we listen to music, but all the ways we interact with the music in our life.



Over For Rockwell

Uzodinma Okehi

They say it takes an average person about 10 years to master a given thing. This was my thinking in 1995 when I dropped out of college in Iowa City to draw comics.



Baseball Handbook


We’ve had the idea and wanted to do some kind of “best of our online baseball issues” for years, and here is one iteration of that book. We’ve been doing it for so long (this year is our 13th!), we have too many favorites, so we made some arbitrary rules...