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Into the Undertow
by Kris Bigalk | POETRY, REVIEWS
In Andrea Witzke-Slot's collection, oceanic and water images a recurring themes that carry the reader toward introspection and gratitude.
by The Editors | ISSUE 15
The most recent issue of our magazine features writing and artwork by Marcus Speh, Gary Percesepe, Alex Austin, CL Bledsoe, Kathleen Kirk, Fabio Sassi, and more.
by Michelle McEwen | FICTION, ISSUE 14
Willie Underwood ain’t like most men. He has this knack for knowing just when to split. He knew Merie would kill him if he hung around long enough and the night that he told me he was gon’ leave her, he left her and came to stay with me. When we was leaving, he say Merie said from behind the screen door, “I shoulda poisoned your ass.”
by Mindy Meija | FICTION, ISSUE 14
She imagines the white blood cells flooding the area of the cut, frantically mending what she has accidentally torn apart. Do they look like normal blood cells? They could be poisoned or diseased—strange, misshapen versions of what cells should be. Maybe instead of healing the laceration they are tearing it further apart, breaking her open from the core of her body.
by The Editors | ISSUE 14
The most recent issue of our magazine features fiction and poetry by Mindy Mejia, James Robison, Andrea Witzke Slot, Michael Dickel, Michelle McEwen, Tim Suermondt and others.
by Barry Jay Kaplan | FICTION, ISSUE 13
The room: plastered walls, a narrow single bed, a washstand, a battered red armchair. There was also a wobbly shelf that held my razor and a few English language paperbacks published in the forties I’d found in a used bookstore in the Brindisi marketplace. The curtained-off bathroom was equipped with a trough whose trickle of water was the color of blood. In any case, I had come to be by myself and so my situation suited my desire.
by Merlin Flower | ESSAYS, COLUMNS
On Twitter, I was following celebrities I had no clue about. The tweets were almost like deciphering hieroglyphics symbols. That and the never ending stream of quotes. My allegiance is still with Facebook, as it has a more personal flavour. But can I live without Twitter?
by Allen Gee | FEATURES, ESSAYS, ISSUE 13
What other building or space on a college campus is more necessary to scholarly upward mobility, to achieving the American dream? And yet, Alexandra Wallace couldn't refrain from speaking with her sense of entitlement to target Asians.
by MaryAnne Kolton | INTERVIEWS, BOOKS
"Being present in the world is often a difficult task, but writing, for me, is not a way of sidestepping discomfort.
It's another mode of being present. The kind of writing that interests me most involves committing to the exploration
of a full range of thoughts and feelings." MaryAnne Kolton explores writing about grief with Leah Hager Cohen.
by MaryAnne Kolton| INTERVIEWS, FLASH FICTION
by Kulpreet Yadav | ESSAYS
Bookstores have accumulated energies of several hundred thousand people, and you as a customer can't have enough of it. Each book is like a fresh new life; each life – or lives – trapped in it is a refreshing revelation.