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Boss Bitch

Travis Nichols

05.02.16

Travis Nichols considers the smothering landscape of American creativity in the wake of the final performance of one of its most vibrant icons, Prince.

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Hidden

Jeff T. Johnson

04.29.16

“To the extent the book is every book, the book is every book the book may be.” New poetry by Jeff T. Johnson.

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12 STEPS (OR: HOW TO BE THE SON OF AN ADDICT)

Devin Kelly

04.28.16

Devin Kelly on addiction, rehab, family, faith, and growing up in the church as the son of an addict.

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FIVE DEPRIVATIONS

August Evans

04.27.16

“Wake in the dead middle of the night to your lover’s eyes feeling like they’re on fire.” New short fiction by August Evans.

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Album Roundup: March 2016

Scott Creney

04.26.16

Scott Creney’s a parent to a small child and still listens to more music than most of us. His roundup of the highlights and lowlights of last month’s releases includes new sounds by Santigold, DIIV, Porches, Teen, and more.

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Queen of Translation: The Susan Bernofsky Interview

Sarah Rose Etter

04.25.16

Calling Susan Bernofsky from an office conference room to discuss Jenny Erpenbeck, Robert Walser, witch-dom, stealth gloss, and the general state of translation today.

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From The Dream

Brett Price

04.22.16

“Some improv against. Cut between the austere and the dipshit in us and it’s not accidental.” A new long poem by Brett Price, via late spring poetry editor Ed Steck.

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Where I’m Bound

Amy McDaniel

04.21.16

Amy McDaniel visits the longest running prison rodeo in United States, the Angola Prison Rodeo at the Louisiana State Pen, and comes away thinking about authenticity, exploitation, and America.

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Natural Burial for a Youth Abducted by the Immortal Alain Robbe-Grillet

John Trefry

04.20.16

“Light lingering in the brown scuffs and sparkles, brown smoke lit by beige fire is not vision, has no range, no distinction, a sensory frottage of no more than what sparkles are directly impressed upon the surface of the eyes.” New text from John Trefry.

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THE GIANT SURF GOTH INTERVIEW WITH OSCAR BRUNO D’ARTOIS

Andrew Duncan Worthington

04.19.16

Andrew Worthington catches up with Oscar d’Artois on clickbait, Rimbaud, his book Teen Surf Goth, and much more.