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NOTES I WROTE IN MY PHONE WHILE AT AWP 2014 IN SEATTLE photo
March 3, 2014 | Nonfiction

NOTES I WROTE IN MY PHONE WHILE AT AWP 2014 IN SEATTLE

Mira Gonzalez

WEDNESDAY got off the airplane, spencer landed like an hour ago. either he is in the... more

Whipping Post photo
February 10, 2014 | Nonfiction

Whipping Post

Jill Talbot

Lone Star bottles were a dollar that night, and a leather-clad, hair-shaking woman howled “Whipping Post” on the... more

A Face Like She Meditated photo
February 4, 2014 | Nonfiction

A Face Like She Meditated

Chloe Caldwell

I fell in love with a woman who had a face like she meditated.

Games of My Youth: The Snake Escape photo
January 31, 2014 | Games of My Youth

Games of My Youth: The Snake Escape

Tabitha Blankenbiller

Tabitha Blankenbiller is revisiting the games of her youth, replaying them and writing semi-regular column... more

I Became A Pop Music Fan In Rehab photo
January 29, 2014 | Nonfiction

I Became A Pop Music Fan In Rehab

Jordan Castro

On August 23, 2013 I checked into an inpatient treatment center in middle-of-nowhere Ohio to get off heroin and... more

The Last Days of California and My Favorite Mary Millerisms photo
January 20, 2014 | Nonfiction

The Last Days of California and My Favorite Mary Millerisms

Amy Butcher

It’s been a big month for Mary Miller. Even prior to today’s release of her... more

Just Like... photo
January 9, 2014 | Nonfiction

Just Like...

Alex Myers

I had no business in a haberdashery store that expensive as a seventeen-year-old high school student most recently employed as a dishwasher; even less so as a recently self-declared man, an until-three-weeks-ago woman, lurking timidly, covetously, in the racks of ties.  

What We Keep in the Locker -- the Internal Dialogue of an Alaskan Fisherman photo
December 23, 2013 | Nonfiction

What We Keep in the Locker -- the Internal Dialogue of an Alaskan Fisherman

Jacob Perkins

I am at the back of the ConEx with a broom in my hand, smoking a... more

Games of My Youth: Oregon Trail’s End photo
December 20, 2013 | Games of My Youth

Games of My Youth: Oregon Trail’s End

Tabitha Blankenbiller

Tabitha Blankenbiller is revisiting the games of her youth, replaying them and writing semi-regular... more

Not Another ‘Top Ten’ List: 3 Questions for 3 Authors: Tao Lin, Michael Clune & Scott McClanahan   photo
December 18, 2013 | Nonfiction

Not Another ‘Top Ten’ List: 3 Questions for 3 Authors: Tao Lin, Michael Clune & Scott McClanahan  

Elizabeth Ellen

To be honest, there were other books that had as great an impact on me, but I don’t have access to those authors (Bret Easton Ellis – Lunar Park, Elizabeth Wurtzel – More, Now, Again, W. Somerset Maugham – Of Human Bondage)..

Games of My Youth: Fifty Shades of Lelda photo
November 1, 2013 | Games of My Youth

Games of My Youth: Fifty Shades of Lelda

Tabitha Blankenbiller

My favorite video game lives in an ark. Surrounded by artifacts packed in a Rubbermaid tote box, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was next on my Summer of the Video Game list of must-plays. 

What Cannot Be Carried Must Be Burned photo
October 29, 2013 | Nonfiction

What Cannot Be Carried Must Be Burned

John Tormey

We crowd around the flame, we extend our naked hands, we feel the joints in our fingers warm and crack. The smoke stains our jackets and hats with its smell.

Wet Traditions at the Barber: a review of LadyJane's Haircuts for Men photo
October 22, 2013 | Nonfiction

Wet Traditions at the Barber: a review of LadyJane's Haircuts for Men

Sean Kilpatrick

A lady doesn’t need makeup unless it’s the war paint she’s putting on to end me. 

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN (DRINKER / WRITER / TRAVELER Guest Posts, pt. 2) photo
October 19, 2013 | Nonfiction

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN (DRINKER / WRITER / TRAVELER Guest Posts, pt. 2)

Barry Graham

Yesterday, Barry Graham favored us with his Top 10 Cities to Get... more

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN or Hobart is Proof That God Loves Us and Wants Us To Be Happy (5-1) photo
October 18, 2013 | Nonfiction

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN or Hobart is Proof That God Loves Us and Wants Us To Be Happy (5-1)

Barry Graham

Last week, Barry Graham favored us with... more

I Love the Fuck Out of You Right Now: One Night at Eugene Celebration photo
October 15, 2013 | Nonfiction

I Love the Fuck Out of You Right Now: One Night at Eugene Celebration

Johannes Lichtman

FRIDAY   8:36 p.m.: I arrive at the intersection of Oak and... more

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN (DRINKER / WRITER / TRAVELER Guest Posts) photo
October 12, 2013 | Nonfiction

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN (DRINKER / WRITER / TRAVELER Guest Posts)

Barry Graham

Yesterday, Barry Graham favored us with his Top 10 Cities to Get Drunk In,... more

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN or Hobart is Proof That God Loves Us and Wants Us To Be Happy (10-6) photo
October 11, 2013 | Nonfiction

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN or Hobart is Proof That God Loves Us and Wants Us To Be Happy (10-6)

Barry Graham

We all know what getting drunk means and... more

It Feels Like a Prayer: a review of Hill William by Scott McClanahan photo
October 9, 2013 | Nonfiction

It Feels Like a Prayer: a review of Hill William by Scott McClanahan

Elizabeth Ellen

I sat and bawled for half an hour after finishing Hill William in one swift read through this morning, beginning to end in an hour. 

Games of My Youth: The Last Star photo
September 20, 2013 | Games of My Youth

Games of My Youth: The Last Star

Tabitha Blankenbiller

The Summer of the Video Game will also go down as The Summer I Moved. Not across town, not from apartment to house.... more

Night Terrors photo
September 12, 2013 | Nonfiction

Night Terrors

Cynthia Lim

“Go back to sleep,” I hissed at Perry. It was 2:00 in the morning and we were in our newly purchased condo in Mammoth,... more

Holiday Festival Invitations photo
September 2, 2013 | Nonfiction

Holiday Festival Invitations

Tom Burke

I’ve gotten in the habit of writing these long email invitations and party reminders for parties I host at my... more

Why You Should Binge-Watch Every Season of Always Sunny on Netflix photo
August 16, 2013 | Nonfiction

Why You Should Binge-Watch Every Season of Always Sunny on Netflix

Max

18. You will understand and properly use the term “brown out” in every day conversation.

 
How We Killed Whitney Houston & Ghost photo
August 15, 2013 | Nonfiction

How We Killed Whitney Houston & Ghost

Eric Tran

"We’re sorry. We’re not sorry. It was that kind of year, our year in the dumpster, our year in the occult, our year of the amateur séance."

Everything I know about postmodernism I learned from the Phillies photo
June 21, 2013 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Everything I know about postmodernism I learned from the Phillies

Christopher Cocca

"As a term, postmodernism came into my vocabulary in 1988.  It had not yet moved from art and English and music into theology the way it has in recent years by then, but it was, of course, still extant in the visual codes of culture."

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Elizabeth Ellen

A linked story collection detailing the relationship between the 40-year-old narrator, her eighth-grade daughter, Eli, and her daughter’s best friend, Saul. Includes the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture."

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

The original 2012 essay collection, redesigned and with three new essays by the author.

 

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Person/a

Elizabeth Ellen

"Ellen’s gigantic, circular novel leaves everything on the page. It’s one of the most thoughtful and creative books I’ve read in a long time."
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"PERSON/A is a fresh take on familiar feelings of loss and obsession. The novel feels like half autobiography, half fiction, and both halves will leave readers stunned."
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"I’m more stunned than able to decide or articulate what I really feel about Person/a, and that’s marvelous."
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