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About a Million Joans photo
February 12, 2020 | Nonfiction

About a Million Joans

Gabe Montesanti

“How do I know if it’s right?” I wrote. “How did you know?” “I just knew,” she texted back. 

Two poems photo
February 11, 2020 | Poetry

Two poems

Mag Gabbert

Rhinoceros 

          I don’t recommend mistaking everything for love but it’s been interesting 
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Seasons photo
February 11, 2020 | Fiction

Seasons

Karin Killian

I have my tee already halfway over my head, blocking my eyes, when I feel a hand on my forearm, yanking me toward the other end of the field. “You can’t do that. Put it back on.”

The Red Ones Come From Taillights photo
February 10, 2020 | Fiction

The Red Ones Come From Taillights

Erin Lyndal Martin

To be naked on the beach after a storm is something special—the salt and the petrichor and the hum of being unsettled that maybe the torrential rains caused damage, that maybe there were nearby ships that will never make it to harbor.

A Difficult Trek with My Daughter photo
February 10, 2020 | Nonfiction

A Difficult Trek with My Daughter

Rasheena Fountain

I ain’t supposed to know about these woods. But I did know the coyotes.

3 Comics photo
February 9, 2020 | Comics

3 Comics

Meg Reynolds

My First CD: Dr. Dre's The Chronic photo
February 8, 2020 | My First...

My First CD: Dr. Dre's The Chronic

Phillip Scott Mandel

My Magic cards were the coolest thing about me.

From the Sublime to the Hilarious: On Damascus Gate by Robert Stone (part 1) photo
February 7, 2020 | Nonfiction

From the Sublime to the Hilarious: On Damascus Gate by Robert Stone (part 1)

Madison Smartt Bell

Stone had two modes of handwriting: one a gnarly cursive he used to talk to himself and the other block capitals, more easily legible. On a scrap of torn paper in a crate of Damascus Gate research material is a draft of a self-mocking doggerel poem...

Two Poems photo
February 7, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Alex Gallagher

take a lemon

the world feels less and less familiar most days
sometimes it is difficult to identify... more

Protection photo
February 6, 2020 | Nonfiction

Protection

Diana Whitney

I could not imagine the dark well of her grief. I wanted to pretend it had nothing to do with me. But I felt compelled to bear witness somehow.

Reflection photo
February 6, 2020 | Fiction

Reflection

Molly Gabriel

Violet and I sit in her bed a while and talk. She shows me how to unhook and snake a bra through a sleeve.

sorry for taking photo
February 5, 2020 | Poetry

sorry for taking

Patrycja Humienik

so long to call back 
the first time the phone 
rang i was beneath a 
bridge when you rang 
again the roar of cars and 
cargo... more

The Last Time I Saw Zac Smith photo
February 5, 2020 | Fiction

The Last Time I Saw Zac Smith

Giacomo Pope

“When Zac started writing the poems, I didn’t think it would get to this.”

After the Agony of Life  photo
February 4, 2020 | Nonfiction

After the Agony of Life 

Megan Williams

In the book Les Misérables, it is not raining while Eponine dies. She is simply bleeding so much that she believes it is raining. So saturated in blood that her brain belies reason.

On Malcolm Lowry photo
February 3, 2020 | Nonfiction

On Malcolm Lowry

Robert Stone

Two thousand nine is the centennial year of Malcolm Lowry, the British novelist and poet, whose extraordinary novel Under the Volcano appeared in 1947. Lowry’s first version of it was a loosely constructed story about Britons who witness a violent crime in Mexico.

Two poems photo
February 3, 2020 | Poetry

Two poems

Zoe Mays

This Year

I’m assured the last renters buried nothing but their dog back here. 

I’ve begun to... more

Vessels photo
February 2, 2020 | Comics

Vessels

Nick Francis Potter

My First Dirty Magazine: A Roadside Stash photo
February 1, 2020 | My First...

My First Dirty Magazine: A Roadside Stash

Blake Kimzey

What stands out in my memory now is the silence in that barn.