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For Luis (2) photo
February 20, 2015 | Poetry

For Luis (2)

Aiden Arata

I wear glasses now, Luis,
you wouldn’t even recognize me.

The Lot photo
February 20, 2015 | Fiction

The Lot

Stephany Aulenback

It was tiny, the prefab. A neat little one-room bungalow with a kitchenette along one wall and a tiny separate bathroom and the saleswoman told Greg that, in a pinch, he could move in as soon as it was delivered.

Cigarette Shotgun photo
February 19, 2015 | Fiction

Cigarette Shotgun

Victor Freeze

All I wanted to do was tell some jokes at an open mic and look what I had to go through. I was running for my life.

2 Poems photo
February 19, 2015 | Poetry

2 Poems

Chelsea Kerwin

Forkful of Artichoke

He thinks I can will myself to love him,
when I know love as a species of hunger.
I know the heart, like the stomach
cannot will itself to appetite.

A Partial List of People I’ve Blocked on Facebook photo
February 18, 2015 | Fiction

A Partial List of People I’ve Blocked on Facebook

Elle Nash

5. 'Jacob', whose frameless bed I’d crawl out of at 4:30 am to get to work.

Seed Room photo
February 18, 2015 | Fiction

Seed Room

David Rice

 I looked down and saw, in place of the disorder there had been, the penis and testicles of a small boy sprouting from me, growing incrementally as I ran, at about the rate of one year per second. 

Moving To Seattle Poems photo
February 17, 2015 | Poetry

Moving To Seattle Poems

Jessie Knoles


On a ferry I put my forehead to the glass
and marked it up and I looked down and
felt sick but kept looking because
we were counting jellyfish and I wanted
to see more jellyfish than

Autumn Rhythm photo
February 17, 2015 | Fiction

Autumn Rhythm

Jimmy Chen

Did it bother him that his only erotic recourse that evening would be to pretend masterpiece on her face? Yes. 

Bipolar Cowboys: Noah Cicero in conversation with Juliet Escoria photo
February 16, 2015 | Interview

Bipolar Cowboys: Noah Cicero in conversation with Juliet Escoria

Juliet Escoria

The Noah Cicero who answered Juliet Escoria’s questions, he is already gone and to take it farther he wasn’t even there before he answered the questions. The Noah Cicero that answered the questions was only that Noah Cicero.

2 Fictions photo
February 16, 2015 | Fiction

2 Fictions

Stefan Kiesbye

Katie keeps a pet duck in her Echo Park garden house. We sit on the edge of her tub and she sings, 'You are so beautiful to me,' the Joe Cocker song.

A Chingu in Seattle  (For Jake Levine) photo
February 14, 2015 | Poetry

A Chingu in Seattle  (For Jake Levine)

Noah Cicero

We sat many a Saturday
on the bank of The Han River,
in Seoul. Drinking makkoli,
looking at Basquiats, talking
about what it means to be Jewish,
when we danced at Susie Q's to

The Rossini Suckdown photo
February 14, 2015 | Dispatches

The Rossini Suckdown

Sean Kilpatrick

The tone deaf values most families scrambled to anesthetize irked my metabolism. 

Craig and Crystal photo
February 13, 2015 | Fiction

Craig and Crystal

Fortunato Salazar

and yes, I know how everyone beats up on StevenHawking, that he doesn’t do his thinking for himself, he had one good idea and that was that

Take a Bow and Accept the Bouquets: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 3 photo
February 13, 2015 | My Struggle with My Struggle, Nonfiction

Take a Bow and Accept the Bouquets: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 3

Andrew Bomback

Coincidentally, I read the third book of My Struggle in the two weeks leading up to my daughter’s third birthday. The coincidence is that my daughter was experimenting with a particularly annoying

Sleep photo
February 12, 2015 | Nonfiction


Steve Anwyll

With my back to the washer and dryer I started pissing down the wall.

2 Poems photo
February 12, 2015 | Poetry

2 Poems

Grant Gerald Miller

Space Suit

I fell asleep in my space suit again. I know this is out of hand, but the moon is getting a bad name, and there are men out there who need me to be an example of how to treat the

Beaver Hunt photo
February 11, 2015 | Fiction

Beaver Hunt

Vanessa Norton

We stood there, not knowing what to do, so he lowered himself to the floor to show me how he slept.

“Don't you get cold?”

“Only when it's windy.”

“You're in Wyoming.” 

“I'll show

American Sniper photo
February 11, 2015 | movie reviews

American Sniper

Sean Kilpatrick

I’m troubled to notice odd similarities between my nihilism and the right wing. 

3 from Letter to the Aliens photo
February 10, 2015 | Poetry

3 from Letter to the Aliens

Doug Paul Case

from Letter to the Aliens

some of us spend our entire lives listening
waiting for you
dear aliens
if not to say something
directly to us then just
to one of your own perhaps
on his

Babies from the Dry Counties photo
February 9, 2015 | Fiction

Babies from the Dry Counties

Adam Morris

Babies from the Dry Counties became a fated élite. From the creamiest of breasts to organic kale pudding and Montessori kindergarten.

A Thicket. A Glen. photo
February 6, 2015 | Fiction

A Thicket. A Glen.

Jane-Rebecca Cannarella

We were trying to figure out what a deer's home is called. A thicket? A glen?

Emails From Beatriz photo
February 5, 2015 | Poetry

Emails From Beatriz

found text remixed by Rolf Potts


When I was a kid I believed
in good old-fashioned animistic
souls coming out of the grass
and the sky and the rocks. 

I loved walking
in Las Rocas de Santo Domingo
and seeing

2 Fictions photo
February 4, 2015 | Fiction

2 Fictions

Robert Lopez

The trouble with paddling is your arms get tired. I tell this to the girls but they don’t listen.

Whisper Satyr photo
February 4, 2015 | Nonfiction

Whisper Satyr

Jen Hirt

With my inheritance I buy duck prosciutto and rent vacation homes on beaches and mountains.

2 Poems photo
February 3, 2015 | Poetry

2 Poems

Danielle Susi

Photograph of My Mother

What comment could you make about my childhood? You cannot know my mother’s eyes and the way her hair feathered
in 1993. Gold bracelets and tanned skin. She is holding

Tooth Situation photo
February 2, 2015 | Comics

Tooth Situation

Lydia Conklin

Why are your TEETH YELLOW?

The Imitation Game / Foxcatcher photo
January 31, 2015 | movie reviews

The Imitation Game / Foxcatcher

Sean Kilpatrick

Between The Social Network and The Imitation Game, we can decipher precisely how our genitals should disrobe us. I, for one, will be relieved to wave them uploaded straight under Darwin’s

Lazy Wolf Comics photo
January 30, 2015 | Lazy Wolf

Lazy Wolf Comics

Alex Jiang

I learned about food chains today...

Shia LaBeouf Interview Erasure Poems photo
January 30, 2015 | Poetry

Shia LaBeouf Interview Erasure Poems

Erin Dorney

I Have

I have a
wet mouth
in this pink

I still have that.

you think we’re in love?

Don’t you
with me.

You’re trying.
But at this

Two Poems photo
January 29, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Margaret Emma Brandl

15 October

The daytime moon is halved in a bright blue sky and a confusion of birds flows together and apart again over the English/Philosophy building, evading a hawk—this is the feast day of