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Next of Kin

Mary Breaden

04.12.17

“She suffocated in her sleep one night in a long white hallway leading into black. A grinning demon pressing down onto her chest and on the ceiling was a child’s open mouth.” New short fiction by Mary Breaden.

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In The Red Barn: A Conversation with Nat Baldwin

Troy James Weaver

04.11.17

Nat Baldwin in conversation with Troy James Weaver about his debut work of fiction, The Red Barn, out now from Calamari Press.

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MORTIFICATIONS

Adam Fleming Petty

04.10.17

Adam Fleming Petty examines the value overlap between hardcore punk and Christianity, based on his experiences growing up in late 90s rural Indiana.

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Two Poems

Anna Crews

04.07.17

“Reading is boring” Two new poems by Anna Crews, via late winter poetry editor Aurelia Guo.

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Body Horror: Eating disorders, anatomy, and place (2)

Oliver Zarandi

04.06.17

Part 2 of Oliver Zarandi’s meditation on body, gore, consumption, and physical influence, steering now toward the worlds of Cronenberg, Basketcase, and Travis Bickle.

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Body Horror: Eating disorders, anatomy, and place (1)

Oliver Zarandi

04.05.17

Oliver Zarandi’s essay in two parts on filmic gore, body image, and physical affect cruises through the unnerving anatomical matter found in Day of the Dead, Hellraiser, Frankenstein, and more. To be continued tomorrow.

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Tired and Glitzy and Profound: JH Phrydas’ Levitations

Avren Keating

04.04.17

JH Phrydas’ debut book of poems, Levitations, examines the socio-political boundaries of queer embodiment and community. Avren Keating reviews.

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INTERVIEW WITH AN EDITOR: GRAMMA POETRY

Shelby Shaw

04.03.17

Shelby Shaw interviews Drew Scott Swenhaugen, editor of Gramma, a new poetry publishing imprint out of Seattle, WA.

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Three Poems

Ed Luker

03.31.17

“But every possession is marked / By its own undoing, this giving / Without being given that within” Three new poems by Ed Luker, from late winter poetry editor Aurelia Guo.

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So Long and Thanks for The Fish: The Beautifully Absurd in Snowpiercer

John Venegas

03.30.17

John Venegas on the value of absurdity in the construction of plot, taking a deep eye into the strange conceit of Snowpiercer.