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My Abortion Poems photo
June 26, 2022 | Poetry

My Abortion Poems

Elizabeth Ellen

Remember when Lena Dunham said

She wished she’d had an abortion?

A Brief History of an Extinction photo
June 26, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

A Brief History of an Extinction

Amanda-Gaye Smith

I will feel like a bad country cover of a Kate Bush song.

Baby Love photo
June 24, 2022 | Fiction

Baby Love

Lindsey Peters Berg

Alex is meditating, but really she’s thinking about whether she’s going to fuck the nineteen-year-old.

Two Poems photo
June 23, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

Varun Shetty

On the other side of the apocalypse, you will become something unimagined,
you will dissolve and finally become the wind—then, you will be enough

Stir It Up: Chloe N. Clark talks about John Wick, cheese, and her new poetry collection EVERY SONG A VENGEANCE photo
June 22, 2022 | Interview

Stir It Up: Chloe N. Clark talks about John Wick, cheese, and her new poetry collection EVERY SONG A VENGEANCE

Hannah Grieco

Chloe N. Clark is a writer, teacher, editor, and frequent Twitter chef. (See here.) I’ve taken a ton of her poetry and prose workshops, and been lucky enough to have published two stories in the

Luzerne photo
June 22, 2022 | Fiction

Luzerne

Greg Tebbano

That summer was like a movie or waiting for a movie to start, stuffing yourself all through the previews and when the movie came it was always a rag...
 

32 Teeth photo
June 21, 2022 | Poetry

32 Teeth

brittny crowell

i ask if i could be june
my birth month he says all days any days
for a smile like mine

Pura Vida photo
June 20, 2022 | Fiction

Pura Vida

Harris Lahti

“To the sweet life!” Phil says.  

Love by Blackberry Wireless Device photo
June 19, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Love by Blackberry Wireless Device

Veena

> One of my favorite reading experiences was a book called "The Silent
> Woman" by the journalist Janet Malcolm; it was about the biographical
> treatments of Sylvia Plath and the impossibility of biography in general.

Everything Hurts and My Body Is On Fire photo
June 17, 2022 | Fiction

Everything Hurts and My Body Is On Fire

Sam Berman

She combs her hair: I love her. She throws up on a Thursday after drinking at a new club spot on a Wednesday night: I love and love and love her. She spills her coffee onto the floorspace between our desks and laughs, Black Cup Down: What can I do?

A Narrow Opening photo
June 16, 2022 | Nonfiction

A Narrow Opening

Shirley Chan

The first time I was called a chink was by another Asian.

Love and Other Chemical Stimulants: Rebecca van Laer interviewed by Kate Axelrod photo
June 15, 2022 | Interview

Love and Other Chemical Stimulants: Rebecca van Laer interviewed by Kate Axelrod

Kate Axelrod

Hobart and HAD contributor Rebecca van Laer's debut novella How to Adjust to the Dark (Long Day Press, April 12) weaves together poetry, fiction, and criticism to follow the narrator Charlotte as she

Down on the Magic Valley photo
June 14, 2022 |

Down on the Magic Valley

Brian Allen Carr

I started working on an essay about Fernando A. Flores’s Valleyesque in early May. Time got away from me—as time often does—and while I was working on the piece, the Uvalde school shooting

America's Baby photo
June 14, 2022 | Fiction

America's Baby

Alex Juffer

“He just picked up a Nerf gun one day and shot his bottle right off the table from twenty yards out,” Dad would tell reporters, with a practiced shrug/grin combo that played well on television. “We knew he was something special then.”

Positive Root Pressure photo
June 13, 2022 | Poetry

Positive Root Pressure

Hiba Tahir

As a child reminiscing my birthplace, I swore to my white
friends that leaves can lactate. I know because I drank pearled milk from waxy green surfaces—
I remember it all.

It was all so poetic, Ma, the way we loved. photo
June 12, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

It was all so poetic, Ma, the way we loved.

H. K. Agustin

The stench of my high school ID lanyard hung around my neck like a noose for the rest of the school year, reminding me of my capacity for self-destruction.

A Eulogy for My Dad, Who is Still Alive photo
June 11, 2022 | Writer School Gremlin

A Eulogy for My Dad, Who is Still Alive

Marne Litfin

Mirror photo
June 10, 2022 | Fiction

Mirror

David Ryan

The parrot's flamboyant red and blue plume cocks, shivers. The family approaches.

Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself photo
June 9, 2022 | Poetry

Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself

Julián Martinez

Fuck an infographic — where’s the paper?
Operation: Get Paper to hand out paper,
‘cause all my people needed was their papers.

The Case Against Sunsets photo
June 9, 2022 | Nonfiction

The Case Against Sunsets

M.A. Boswell

Who could trust those colors? Smears of scarlet molting into pert lavender.

Maybe Then I'll Be Cured: An Interview with Graham Irvin photo
June 8, 2022 | Interview

Maybe Then I'll Be Cured: An Interview with Graham Irvin

Crow Jonah Norlander

You might be reluctant to try liver mush. You might think it’s not for me. But you are at a party, and you’ve been cornered by a stranger, and there’s nobody else there you really want to talk to, and

Three Poems photo
June 7, 2022 | Poetry

Three Poems

Mollie Swayne

The Day I Drove to Dubuque (an Hour and Fifteen Minutes One-Way) to Find Out I Had $1.09 Left on a Books-A-Million Gift Card

poetry in real life is January in Iowa,
watching from my

Love Bugs photo
June 7, 2022 | Nonfiction

Love Bugs

Brianna Avenia-Tapper

Not long after the bugs started crawling out of my sink, the diamond on my engagement ring fell off.

The Swimsuit photo
June 6, 2022 | Fiction

The Swimsuit

Matthew Feasley

When I opened my eyes, I noticed something large there lying on the ground beneath a half-fallen tree.

Jim photo
June 6, 2022 | Nonfiction

Jim

Jason Hardung

If a middle-aged man sobs in a dark room and nobody is around to hear it, does anyone say, “It’s just a cat. Get over it?”

His Nonna's Ghost Destroyed Our Relationship photo
June 5, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

His Nonna's Ghost Destroyed Our Relationship

Kimberly Elkins

 

Ten years ago, I made a temporary move from New York to Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a research fellowship for my novel. Within a month, I met Gino, a tall lawyer with a pronounced Roman nose,

I, Caravaggio photo
June 3, 2022 | Fiction

I, Caravaggio

Eugenio Volpe

Regarding my best self, she’s referring to yours truly, the one who keeps Michelangelo and Caravaggio from canceling each other. 

Every Bad Decision photo
June 3, 2022 | Nonfiction

Every Bad Decision

Matt Chelf

My grandmother screamed when she saw me.

2022 Night Out Manifestation photo
June 2, 2022 | Fiction

2022 Night Out Manifestation

Amelia Anthony

We will have an easy drunken conversation I won’t remember.

The Boy Down the Street Dies by Suicide photo
June 1, 2022 | Nonfiction

The Boy Down the Street Dies by Suicide

Annie Marhefka

In the ninth grade, I learned that you say “hanged” and not “hung” when describing the way the boy down the street died by suicide.