Brett Ortler looks back on the detrimental mental and physical effects of his weight cutting practices as a high school wrestler and how they shaped who he’d become.
“Did an artist with such psycho-aesthetic investment in the invagination of commercial space ever stop to consider what might happen if, courtesy of a wildly inverting repetition, the phantasmic derangements of capitalism or branding embroiled in his concession shoppe and its merging of philosophical and commercial notions re-rendezvoused to, vagina dentata-like, bite him in the ass?” New poetry by Calum Lockey, from late winter poetry editor Aurelia Guo.
Elle Nash with a frank and rending exploration of the experience of miscarriage.
“Lenny Bartholdi first made a splash in the literary world when he hacked into North America’s largest publisher, W.W. Norton & Co, and inserted himself into the Norton Anthology of Poetry (5th Edition).” New fiction by Eric Gelsinger.
Kyle Minor takes a look at Mary Ruefle’s latest book of prose poems, My Private Property, and how hard it is to describe a work of art in a review.
April Ayers Lawson in conversation with Juliet Escoria about religion, taboo, women writing men’s voices, web trolls, and Lawson’s debut collection, Virgin & Other Stories, out now from FSG.
Vincent A. Cellucci
“what gods did we betray / or fool for enrollment into / a universe sliding off our asses” New work by Vincent A. Cellucci.
Sarah Rose Etter
In this episode of Three Jawns, Sarah Rose Etter explores a sharp book set in the Chilean desert, the creation of the pixel and its growth into a forest, and the latest from Anne Carson.
“For some reason when I imagine myself talking to you, Dad, it’s always in the hot tub—that we talk, I mean.” New very short fiction from Talal Achi.
A look back at Joyce Carol Oates’s doorstop reimagining of the life of Marilyn Monroe, Blonde, a novel that attempts to dig anew into the psyche of a troubled and misunderstood starlet.