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“You Bought Him a Coke” by Amy Lipman

09 May on Poetry

Last ones at the winery, in rocking chairs, we watched the early dusk, and everyone leaving. I asked if you wanted something from the gas station. You didn't, but I...

 

“Between the Sky and the Ground” by Amelia Skinner Saint

02 May on Fiction

Bradley threw the walnuts as fast as he could pick them up. They were staining his hands and sweater, but he didn’t care. He kept his eyes on the bird,...

 

Storystorm

30 April on Blog, Storystorm

This is true. In the past forty-eight hours I have cried nine times. I cried when I dropped a yellow M&M on my blue shirt and it left a mark....

 

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Kate Christensen on Food as the Powerful Conduit to Memory

29 April on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Sarah Earle I first discovered Kate Christensen's writing when I absently googled the name of my parents organic farm in Center Conway, NH, and up popped Christensen's food-centered...

 

“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...