“I found my grandmother’s dildo in a drawer when I was cleaning out her bedroom after she did the big dying thing. It was purple and big and ribbed.” Poetry by Mikaela Grantham.
Analeah Loschiavo Rosen
“The border is somewhere I’ve never been. Before this walk I had never thought of the border. Not in this way.” Fiction by Analeah Loschiavo Rosen.
Gregg Murray takes a hard look at the problematic, ritualized violence inherent in America’s most popular sport.
Jeff T. Johnson
The first Book Album Book of 2019 is all about Cat Power’s Wanderer.
“After we had sex he would talk about his daughter.” Short fiction by Leonora Desar.
Abigail George with a vivid, memory-laced meditation on the formative psychology, sexuality, and continuing search for inspiration of an artist looking back on their youth in Johannesburg.
Jake Syersak speaks with Jeff Alessandrelli about Syersak’s new book of poems, Yield Architecture.
“We gave the child a gift. Whenever he pointed his fingers at us, we’d pretend to die.” Fiction by Glenn Shaheen.
Andrea Kleine in conversation with Jaime Fountaine about the porous feeling of living in the shadow of trauma, as depicted in Kleine’s new novel, Eden.
“I saw a Bruegel painting not long ago. I don’t remember which one. I do remember thinking, ‘If they came—the gun-to-your-head men, the would-you-rather enforcers—which Bruegel painting would I eat?'” Fiction by Dan Melling.