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“Flotation Device” by Bill Rasmovicz

18 April on Poetry

when I say body I mean buoy. By clouds, the television taste of saffron infused lobster mousse, pop stars lonely as fuck in the milky penthouse haze of their elevator-only...

 

“Gotten on the Head” by Bill Rasmovicz

18 April on Poetry

There should be a name for this kind of limp-arsed ambulatory wind, legal procedures for pissing down the neck of the despot, how the weather on a clear night seems...

 

“Text Obsolete” by Bill Rasmovicz

18 April on Poetry

There I was and wasn't—author, half reflection in the bookstore's night window, half seated at my fold-away table, stack of books to sign. The first few people fluttered past for...

 

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Tom Chiarella on Ethics and the Interview

15 April on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Leslie Brown When I called Esquire Magazine’s writer-at-large, Tom Chiarella, on a frigid February afternoon for a Barnstorm interview, he was adding the finishing touches to Esquire’s April 2014 cover...

 

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

14 April on Blog, Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

This week Barnstorm poetry presents three more poems chosen by three more dextrous minds of the editorial staff. Enjoy them, enjoy yourself, enjoy the pillows under your head, and the...

 

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious

07 April on Blog, Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

After a year hiatus, "Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious" is back just in time for National Poetry Month. April is the (cruel) month where we celebrate the first nuanced thaw...

 

“Interloping” by Brian Castleberry

04 April on Fiction

To begin with, things were fine. The director’s assistant showed Joan and me to our private room, second from the end of the hall on the left side, and handed...

 

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Robert Vivian on the Dervish Essay

02 April on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Sarah Earle and Alyssa Martino Last week, Barnstorm published Richard Vivian’s nonfiction essay, “Looking, Then Listening.” The editors were so intrigued by this interesting, chaotic, and quite lovely...

 

“Should You Ever Read This Poem” by Stuart Dischell

28 March on Poetry

Flying home from LaGuardia Buckled in my seat, I scratched My palm and recollected The glove I lost last night. I took it off to wave goodbye But your head...

 

“For a Singer” by Stuart Dischell

28 March on Poetry

All those years waiting for good News that would change Your life. It never came. Others heard it. Others were changed. But you kept on anyway. That's what makes you...