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Ruin Reviews in Review and Final Review

Sean Kilpatrick

07.13.17

Sean Kilpatrick’s final entry in his survey of American cities in ruin, including Detroit, Atlanta, and New York City, finds him looking back upon the ruin of language.

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QUICKSAND

Oliver Zarandi

07.12.17

“My husband left me for a pile of bricks. I loved him for two years but we’d been married for ten.” New fiction by Oliver Zarandi.

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We’re Both Just Making This Shit Up: Talking with Peter Markus and Robert Lopez

Peter Markus & Robert Lopez

07.11.17

Peter Markus and Robert Lopez in conversation about their ongoing approach to craft, mutual inspiration, and their latest works, Inside My Pencil and All Back Full.

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Dear Benny: On Persistence & Our Capacity to Live

Janice Lee

07.10.17

“How do we communicate so well with animals sometimes when we can hardly speak to other humans? Do we know how much the animals give us without asking for anything in return?” Janice Lee on finding love and inspiration in the animal.

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Two currencies

Katie Ebbitt

07.07.17

“I wish I would give the dog a bath / Itching is suffering” New work by Katie Ebbitt.

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#FOLLOWMEBOOK – THE END IS WHERE WE START

Michael J. Seidlinger

07.06.17

The final dispatch from Michael Seidlinger’s coast-to-coast social media experiment finds him looking back on where he’s been from a position of exhaustion and unknowing.

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TREMBLING / AGAIN / BULBS / BULBS

Oliver Strand

07.05.17

“I’m thinking about two throats touching. It looks like an animal struggling under a gate.” New work by Oliver Strand.

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FAITH

William Lessard

07.03.17

Bill Lessard with an essay on faith and religion: “I didn’t find faith in the religion of my birth until I gave up faith in God.”

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Annihilating Generosity: A Review of Zoe Dzunko’s Selfless

Niina Pollari

06.29.17

“When a body is selfless, it gives away everything, including itself. There is plenty of giving away of the self in this chapbook, for the sake of the other: it happens in the world, in the bedroom, in the mirror.” Niina Pollari reviews Zoe Dzunko’s latest chapbook of poems, Selfless.

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The Einstein of Mt. Greenwood

Pete Segall

06.28.17

“You sit long enough in a small car looking at snow falling on shitty bungalows and expanses of weeds and your brain starts going funny places.” New short fiction by Pete Segall.