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(Not) Cutting It

Brett Ortler

02.06.17

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.

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Poem

Calum Lockey

02.03.17

“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.

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Grief Lozenge

Elle Nash

02.02.17

Elle Nash with a frank and rending exploration of the experience of miscarriage.

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BARTHOLDI

Eric Gelsinger

02.01.17

“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.

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THE STRANGE POSITION OF DYING: A REVIEW OF MARY RUEFLE’S MY PRIVATE PROPERTY

Kyle Minor

01.31.17

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.

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“Female Writers Aren’t Supposed To”: An Interview with April Ayers Lawson

Juliet Escoria

01.30.17

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.

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pounding the flood alarm in the gazebo by the sea

Vincent A. Cellucci

01.27.17

“what gods did we betray / or fool for enrollment into / a universe sliding off our asses” New work by Vincent A. Cellucci.

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Three Jawns: Camanchaca, Pixel Forest, and Float

Sarah Rose Etter

01.26.17

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.

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Hot Tub Universe

Talal Achi

01.25.17

“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.

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On Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates

Philippa Snow

01.24.17

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.