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Ruby Brunton

07.21.17

“only 37 people have seen me cry / I mean really cry” New work by Ruby Brunton.

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THIS HEAVY BEAUTY: A REVIEW OF LISA RUSS SPAAR’S OREXIA

Sarah V. Schweig

07.20.17

“A clock transforms to a castle, to a beehive, to a vagina so swiftly here, one can hardly catch one’s breath. ” Sarah V. Schweig on Lisa Russ Sparr’s exquisite new collection, Orexia.

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I Will Use This Story to Tell Another Story

Ashley Hutson

07.19.17

“There once was a man and a dog drowning in a lake. A small crowd gathered at the water’s edge.” New fiction by Ashley Hutson.

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To the Bone Is Nothing New: Depicting Eating Disorders Has Always Meant Glamorizing

JoAnna Novak

07.17.17

“By getting stalled on the question of whether or not eating disorders are glamorized in their depiction (they are, case closed), we are culturally yet again distracted by skinniness.” JoAnna Novak opens up about her own struggle with EDs while deconstructing what’s really on display in To The Bone, a controversial new Netflix-produced film depicting the life of a 20-year-old anorexic girl searching for answers.

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Ruin Reviews in Review and Final Review

Sean Kilpatrick

07.13.17

Sean Kilpatrick’s final entry in his survey of American cities in ruin, including Detroit, Atlanta, and New York City, finds him looking back upon the ruin of language.

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QUICKSAND

Oliver Zarandi

07.12.17

“My husband left me for a pile of bricks. I loved him for two years but we’d been married for ten.” New fiction by Oliver Zarandi.

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We’re Both Just Making This Shit Up: Talking with Peter Markus and Robert Lopez

Peter Markus & Robert Lopez

07.11.17

Peter Markus and Robert Lopez in conversation about their ongoing approach to craft, mutual inspiration, and their latest works, Inside My Pencil and All Back Full.

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Dear Benny: On Persistence & Our Capacity to Live

Janice Lee

07.10.17

“How do we communicate so well with animals sometimes when we can hardly speak to other humans? Do we know how much the animals give us without asking for anything in return?” Janice Lee on finding love and inspiration in the animal.

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Two currencies

Katie Ebbitt

07.07.17

“I wish I would give the dog a bath / Itching is suffering” New work by Katie Ebbitt.

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#FOLLOWMEBOOK – THE END IS WHERE WE START

Michael J. Seidlinger

07.06.17

The final dispatch from Michael Seidlinger’s coast-to-coast social media experiment finds him looking back on where he’s been from a position of exhaustion and unknowing.