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Fouling

Rod Moody-Corbett

06.05.19

“…musically, I told my father, it’s probably easier if you think about the sixth chapter of my critical exegesis of your first novel, “Fantasies of Masculine Annulment: A Paratextual History,” in terms of a permutation fugue, as like, in layman’s terms, a cantata of invertible counterpoints…” Fiction by Rod Moody-Corbett.

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Rat Nest Astrology: June

Never Angeline North

06.03.19

The first installment of Fanzine’s new monthly horoscope column by Never Angeline North comes in blazing with meta-mystical wisdom for your June.

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Consensus

Jeremy Packert Burke

05.30.19

“Today our task is twofold: keep the flames at bay, and recover a child’s ashen bones.” Fiction by Jeremy Packert Burke.

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Hold Your Horses, Grace: A Review of Joshua Kornreich’s Horsebuggy

Paul Cunningham

05.28.19

“Who is speaking to you? Is it the man with the crooked nose or is it the woman with the crooked chin? And what’s that noise?” Paul Cunningham reviews Joshua Kornreich’s richly styled and mysterious new novel, Horsebuggy.

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Okay, Alexa

Derick Dupre

05.23.19

“Sometimes I’ll wake up in a fright and the words SO WAS I appear to be spelled in blood on my bedroom walls. SO WAS I has become a mantra for all my failures past and present.” Fiction by Derick Dupre.

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Empathy

Claire Donato

05.20.19

“Once, I typed all of my secrets into an anonymous Internet survey. After I was done typing them, I pressed ‘send.’ Who, I wonder, was the recipient of my shame?” Claire Donato with a moving personal essay, inspired by Cigarettes After Sex’s “Affection.” Art by Sara Jimenez.

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Lily Rose Kosmicki

05.15.19

“the rhinoceros graveyard is rife with horns / the living gather to roll over the bones” Poetry by Lily Rose Kosmicki.

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Book Album Book: About US

Jeff T. Johnson

05.13.19

The 11th installment of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book takes a look at Jordan Peele’s uncanny Us.

HOW I WON AN NEA FELLOWSHIP AND STOPPED HAVING FUN

Joseph Rathgeber

05.06.19

Joseph Rathgeber reflects on how the career high point of winning an NEA grant spiraled into a neurotic abyss of self-doubt and rejection amid a hyper-competitive field of literary hopes and dreams.

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Morning Song

Sarah Walker

05.04.19

“I stayed on the dirt road, keeping watch, suppressing my laughter when she ran from the lake with her arms full of wet flowers.” Fiction by Sarah Walker.