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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 his Top 10 Cities to Get Drunk In, numbers 10-6, as well as a series of guest-additions. Below are are his top 5, and we will follow-up tomorrow for a second

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 Broadway in downtown Eugene much later than I had planned to, as I spent the hours between 5:00 and 8:00 on the couch, watching

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, numbers 10-6. He also included a few guest entries from some of his favorite drinker/writer/travelers, and those are

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 we all know what cities are and the title is pretty self explanatory, so I'm gonna use my obligatory top ten introductory statement to break down my

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. This is the year we made a leap from Portland to Tucson, forced by my husband

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, sleeping in twin beds in the only room that was habitable. The other two

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 place. Here’s from my 2nd Annual Holiday Festival party. I’ve got a Cherry Tomato

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."

Graceland, Too: Home of the World's Biggest Elvis Fan, and That's Just Some Mickey Mouse Shit photo
June 18, 2013 | Nonfiction

Graceland, Too: Home of the World's Biggest Elvis Fan, and That's Just Some Mickey Mouse Shit

Ben Ƶuerlein

You’re in a car tunneling in the wake of its own headlights. Last you remember, you were in a bar, in Oxford, Mississippi, and you had walked there. As you come to, you realize the car is full, and

A Closet Full of Costumes photo
June 11, 2013 | Nonfiction

A Closet Full of Costumes

Mary Miller

In an interview with Luna Park in 2009, I was quoted as saying this:

I really do believe in the whole write-what-you-know thing. One time I wrote a story from the point of view of an old sick

HAPPY ROCK, a photo essay photo
June 4, 2013 | Nonfiction

HAPPY ROCK, a photo essay

Matthew Simmons

Here is one photo for each story in my story collection, Happy Rock. It is available now. 

All the stories in Happy Rock are set in Upper Michigan. Most in the towns of Gladstone or

Crib Notes: My Experience Reading Taipei by Tao Lin photo
June 1, 2013 | Nonfiction

Crib Notes: My Experience Reading Taipei by Tao Lin

Elizabeth Ellen

on page 97, between sections that detail time Paul and Erin spend in Ohio with “Calvin” and “Maggie” (Jordan Castro and Mallory Whitten), I wrote: Manson Family, in large black letters.

The Annotated Mix-Tape, #35 photo
May 28, 2013 | Nonfiction

The Annotated Mix-Tape, #35

Joshua Harmon


FLYING SAUCER ATTACK: “Beach Red Lullaby” (b/w “Second Hour,” 7. single, Planet, 1995) 

Driving westbound on the Massachusetts Turnpike’s thirty-mile Berkshire run between Exits 3 and 2,

I Was Always Pushing photo
March 21, 2013 | Nonfiction

I Was Always Pushing

Amy Butcher

It started that stupid night you convinced me to walk with you over the bridge and along the river. I shouldn't have done that and I knew it—even before we left, I knew it—and I thought to

Some Salvation photo
February 14, 2013 | Nonfiction

Some Salvation

Amy Butcher

I can take just about anything now.

Like how I returned from Christmas vacation to an inch of melted snow and a gaping hole above where I pee. Lake Effect, my landlord said, simply, squinting

Review of Lena Dunham/Girls photo
February 1, 2013 | Nonfiction

Review of Lena Dunham/Girls

Max

I fell in love with Lena Dunham from the first scene of the first episode of her hit TV show, Girls. I connected with her instantaneously, and knowing that she also wrote the script for the show

500 Words on Arbor Day photo
January 28, 2013 | Nonfiction

500 Words on Arbor Day

R.B. Moreno

 

I. There’s a message from home—a place we call Pineapple for the two kinds of trees that hide it from the river. It’s a clipping from my father. No greeting, just a photo and a little

From the Vault: Redefining All-You-Can-Eat: Our 14-Hour Challenge to Ryan's Steakhouse by Blake Butler  photo
December 31, 2012 | Nonfiction, from the vault

From the Vault: Redefining All-You-Can-Eat: Our 14-Hour Challenge to Ryan's Steakhouse by Blake Butler 

The Atlanta AWP was the first one that I attended. Among many memories that explode to mind: perhaps the worst breakfast served by a restaurant to four people in the history of restaurants,

On Seeing photo
December 19, 2012 | Nonfiction

On Seeing

Kreg Abshire

 

It’s the 26th of September 2007. I’m driving from work to pick up my daughter at school. On the radio Melissa Block is telling me that “From NPR News, this is All Things Considered” and that

American Thrift Store: Photo Essay  photo
November 20, 2012 | Nonfiction

American Thrift Store: Photo Essay 

Aaron Gilbreath

Here in the US, it’s often said that the best way to experience the so-called “real” America is to visit small towns. Right along Main Street, sipping low-grade Arabica bean coffee at the counter

From the Heavens photo
November 2, 2012 | Nonfiction

From the Heavens

Andrew Bomback

The night before you were born, your mother and I watched Knocked Up downstairs in the family room.

Evidence photo
October 29, 2012 | Nonfiction

Evidence

David LeGault

1) Technically, everything remains but the stereo, circa 1998, a sound system so old it couldn't play CD's for more than an hour without overheating into unbearable skips...

Recent Books

Exit, Carefully

Elizabeth Ellen

"I loved reading Exit, Carefully. It’s unusual, and in my opinion exciting, to publish a play without previously receiving a major production."

                      -Walker Caplan, Lithub

Worsted

Garielle Lutz

“Lutz’s work is a marvel of the possibilities of language.  Each of her sentences is an intricately crafted thing, deeply complex yet crystalline in its clarity . . . her command of each and every word remains supreme.”     

  --Mira Braneck, The Paris Review Daily

 

Garielle Lutz is the author of The Complete Gary Lutz, among other books.

Her Lesser Work

Elizabeth Ellen

"[Her Lesser Work] is a collection of mordant and formally inventive stories circling themes of, let’s say, desire and escape within repressive structures."

      -Walker Caplan, Literary Hub

"Her Lesser Work is full of power and it takes risks and it's alive and real and it fixes a very sharp eye on the shit humans do to each other and themselves."

      -Lindsay Lerman, LitReactor