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Four Prose Poems

Mikaela Grantham

01.17.19

“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.

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Traces

Analeah Loschiavo Rosen

01.16.19

“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.

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American Football, A Truly Barbaric Sport

Gregg Murray

01.14.19

Gregg Murray takes a hard look at the problematic, ritualized violence inherent in America’s most popular sport.

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Book Album Book: Angel of Death

Jeff T. Johnson

01.10.19

The first Book Album Book of 2019 is all about Cat Power’s Wanderer.

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Something

Leonora Desar

01.09.19

“After we had sex he would talk about his daughter.” Short fiction by Leonora Desar.

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Spill the wine, swallow those pills, have that love affair

Abigail George

01.07.19

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.

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Seeking Past: An Interview with Jake Syersak

Jeff Alessandrelli

01.03.19

Jake Syersak speaks with Jeff Alessandrelli about Syersak’s new book of poems, Yield Architecture.

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YOUNG ASSASSIN

Glenn Shaheen

01.02.19

“We gave the child a gift. Whenever he pointed his fingers at us, we’d pretend to die.” Fiction by Glenn Shaheen.

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Anti-Bond: A Conversation with Andrea Kleine

Jaime Fountaine

12.27.18

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.

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Bruegel the Elder Never got Called an Asshole

Dan Melling

12.26.18

“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.