David Leo Rice
“The Brothers Squimbop, Jim and Joe, plied their trade in the dusty American interior of the 2070s, which, following the logic that Y2K was the Zero Hour and it was all linear reversion from there, mapped almost perfectly onto the 1930s.” New fiction by David Leo Rice.
“The obvious: writing I love clarifies a fog I live inside.” Jessica Alexander measures the effect of language on her life, from the work of friends to Raymond Carver.
M. Milks spoke with Kristen Stone about their new novel, That Which Girls Conjure Will Help Them Survive, which explores inherited trauma, nervous desires, and the ongoing work of repair.
“I pick up the knife from the table. It’s heavy and beautiful. I look at my foot, imagine lines of red blood in shiny bubbles speaking to me, singing.” New fiction by Cezarija Abartis.
“kale, grapes, internet wars, water of the Yuba, medical cheeba, Gregg Araki movies, the smell of Alli’s neck and clavicles, a disintegrating leather couch on which I chill, Carly Rae Jepsen…” Michael Gottlieb reviews the latest from Brandon Brown.
Jeff Jackson dives into Alan Michael Parker’s love of Gertrude Stein and the first person singular through the lens of his latest book from Dzanc.
“Bars are often known by the names of bartenders who died thirty or forty years ago. The name over the door is always something nobody ever says.” New fiction by Kevin Spaide.
Berry Grass explores the rootgrowth, pareidolia, and post-storm green nightmare of Katie Jean Shinkle’s latest novella.
Segmented, cast in blue, and influenced by hypothetical footnotes, Brigitte Lewis explores medication, identity, reading, and how a lens of sadness colors everything.
“the dark germ that all conclusivities draw from and preclude, brazen chapping-hand that wags and wanes with the splendid rot of oaks…” New work by Liby Hays.