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“STAY SHINY” & “SNOW WHITE” & “JACKED”

Lara Glenum

05.04.18

“I was a photo filter called Rot / At the venom burst At the shooting / I made snow angels / in dumpfields of red sewage” New work by Lara Glenum.

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i left all my secrets in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Will Newman

05.02.18

“it’s no coincidence that server farms look like self-storage facilities. bc we attach ourselves to things that take up space we don’t have.” New work by Will Newman.

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Why Normal Has Failed To Occur: On Monster Portraits

Christy Crutchfield

05.01.18

Christy Crutchfield explores the monsters, fiction hybrids, and the heart of strange creatures via Monster Portraits by Del Samatar and Sofia Samatar.

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A Familiar Cruelty: On the Work of Ed Atkins

Barrett White

04.30.18

Barrett White unpacks the obsessive, uncanny work of London video artist Ed Atkins.

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The Mime Deals in Negation: A Review of A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause

Joseph Houlihan

04.26.18

Shawn Wen’s biography in blank verse of Marcel Marceau the famed French mime establishes her as an irresistible force, much like her debut’s subject. Joseph Houlihan reviews.

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Alice: An Excerpt From Hilary Plum’s Strawberry Fields

Hilary Plum

04.24.18

Hilary Plum offers up an excerpt from her novel, Strawberry Fields, winner of the Fence Modern Prize in Prose, about the Iraq war and journalism.

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Art by Subtraction. Eat, Consume and Devour: An Essay on How & Why I Wrote Lonely Men Club

Mike Kleine

04.23.18

Mike Kleine wrote a 100,000-word book in five days, under contract for publication. Herein he dissects the nitty-gritty of his approach to the ambitious project, which has taken the form of a novel about the Zodiac Killer, including acts of coding, miming, and visual design.

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POEMBODY

Mai Ivfjäll

04.20.18

“so sudden so suddenly / becoming bed bound earthbound / disappearing” New work by Mai Ivfjäll.

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Columbus, Ohio

Joseph Grantham

04.18.18

“For two months I lived in a hostel in Columbus, Ohio. There were five of us altogether. There were two heroin addicts. There was Keith. And there was Chloe.” New fiction by Joseph Grantham.

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In Search of Duende: Fiona Apple and the Endless Container

Sarah Kasbeer

04.17.18

“We simultaneously participate in Apple’s pain while using her performance as a container for our own. That way, we too get the chance to bleed.” Sarah Kasbeer collectivizes the duende of trauma in Fiona Apple’s 1996 album, Tidal.