Poetry

“One Hundred and Fiftieth Shiloh” by M. A. Schaffner

05 February 2016 on Poetry

Festival ended, driving home we think the eggs were farby reproductions but apples showed a realistic size. Non-smoking rooms available. Been there, done that, got the steamboat ticket: West Tennessee...

Fiction

“Brothers” by Eric Severn

18 December 2015 on Fiction

Eighteen-year-old Tyler Welner tells his disabled brother to put his shoes on. “And a jacket,” he adds. “You’ll need a jacket.” Henry dangles his legs from the bed like a...

The Writer's Hot Seat

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Sonya Huber

16 December 2015 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Tamzin Mitchell To read Sonya Huber’s work is to take a romp through a writer’s mind: researched but imaginative, energetic but informative. I worked in health insurance long...

Nonfiction

“Luck Let Go” by Melody Gee

11 December 2015 on Nonfiction

  On a Tuesday morning, I checked the day’s gold price. A handful of bookmarked websites warned me against gold sharks offering cash at only scrap prices, anyone asking me...

Poetry

“Among Green Islands” by Nate Pritts

04 December 2015 on Poetry

I wake to an unnaturally loud noise             insects in summer             a sharpened trill intense in the damp air which is otherwise flooded with the scent of grass                                        & nostalgic light....

Storystorm

Up Close and Personal with Salman Rushdie

02 December 2015 on Blog, Storystorm

On September 22nd, seven other grad students and I were ushered into Portsmouth's Music Hall Loft, where ten chairs surrounded a table for Salman Rushdie's Master Class – a private...

Poetry

“Sketch in Northwest Arkansas” by Nathan Parker

13 November 2015 on Poetry

a stretch of fruit-strewn shade its vinegary yawn and meandering bones quick to make the blond with the apple between her mattresses say this is not a good place to...

Poetry

“Portal” by Nathan Parker

13 November 2015 on Poetry

I've grown tired, walking stupidly around the house Saturdays, picking up shoes and receipts, rooting through the freezer for a cookie or a portal, sitting on a cold piano bench...

Poetry

“The New Geography” by Michael Pontacoloni

30 October 2015 on Poetry

Like saran wrap taut around the rim of a crater on the moon, I am not good for much but keeping in and keeping out. Though, quiet as a map,...

The Writer's Hot Seat

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Nicholson Baker

16 October 2015 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Carter Foster Nicholson Baker has written a good many books. Not a Stephen King or Joyce Carol Oates amount of books, but enough that it no longer seems relevant...

The Writer's Hot Seat

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Gregory Lawless

09 October 2015 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Kristen Bulger I first met Gregory Lawless back in 2011 in the basement offices of the English Department at Suffolk University in Boston. One Friday afternoon, as everyone...

Poetry

Fragments by Gregory Lawless

09 October 2015 on Poetry

Etc. Fragment Their marriage           was ending he waved his    hands and gave          examples Divorce Fragment “Everything she said,”           he said, “was in italics.” Divorce Fragment...

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