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VICKS/VAPO/RUB/POETICS

Gabriel Ojeda-Sague

08.25.16

Gabriel Ojeda-Sague takes a deep gaze at contemporary Latino-American poetics through the lens of Roberto Harrison’s Counter Daemons and Vicks VapoRub.

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EPICENTER

Kevin Maloney

08.24.16

“I’d only been single a few weeks when I found myself explaining the concept of Attachment Theory to a stripper named Lola in the private booth of a club called The Butt Factory.” New fiction by Kevin Maloney.

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No Way Does Anyone Live up Here

Michael Seymour Blake

08.23.16

Michael Seymour Blake with a personal essay about a trip involving unexpected Airbnb accomodations, a graveyard, a farmhouse, and shrieking sheep.

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A Dollop of Puerile Fireworks: On the Suicidal Squad of David Ayer

Susana Bessa

08.22.16

What made Suicide Squad such a disaster? Susana Bessa peers deeply into one of the year’s biggest entertainment flops and attempts to sort how and why.

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Two Poems

Peter Richards

08.19.16

“WAS IT THE SUPPER WAS IT THE GUEST OR TOO MUCH IN THE LOUD THAT NIGHT / MAKING PRAYER FOR HIS NUDITY” Two new poems by Peter Richards, from late summer poetry editor Sean Kilpatrick.

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WHATEVER: A Review of Nevermind by Robert Fitterman

Laura Theobald

08.18.16

What’s the point of repurposing the lyrics to Nirvana’s Nevermind into a 712 page poem? Does there have to be a point? Laura Theobald reviews the latest book length work by conceptual badboy Robert Fitterman.

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THE FATHER’S FACE

Nat Baldwin

08.17.16

“I watch my brother watch the father’s face fill with dirt. When the hole fills to the top my brother lies on his back. Mud spills from the sides of his mouth.” A new short story from Nat Baldwin.

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Count Backwards from 10: Kiddie Punk’s Top 10 Works Featuring Children

Steven T. Hanley

08.16.16

Filmmaker, author, and publisher Michael Salerno (AKA Kiddie Punk) checks in with Steven T. Hanley ‘s series of artist Top 10s to provide a list of his favorite works that contemplate childhood, including work by Hirokazu Kore-eda, Thomas Bernhard, and Ingmar Bergman.

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KORN IS THE BEST CROP

Timothy Willis Sanders

08.15.16

“I don’t really know if stand up is dead…but I don’t really think anyone leaves the house anymore.” Timothy Willis Sanders caught up with one of his favorite meme creators, KornFan420, and picked his brain about recognition, plagiarism, the future of comedy, and more.

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Non-Pimpin’ Huggy Bear

Sharon Mesmer

08.12.16

“I never said that Celine Dion / was the dolphin whore of Babylon / so shut the hell up, you haters.” A new long poem by Sharon Mesmer, from late summer poetry editor Sean Kilpatrick.