Monthly Archives: April 2014


By Jenna Le: MOM’S COCKS Mom grew up beside the Perfume River in Vietnam, in a brick house overrun by chickens. Those horny-footed fowl were always rubbing their feather-padded genitals against sofa legs and children’s shoes as if they were … Continue reading

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Cash By John Unger Zussman My grandfather loved horses and gambling more than he loved my grandmother, so he spent a lot of time at the racetrack. From time to time a small envelope would appear in our mail addressed … Continue reading

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A Review of James and Jonathan Humphries’s Windham’s Rembrandt

A Review of James and Jonathan Humphries’s Windham’s Rembrandt By Ira Kelson Hatfield Several years ago, I found myself working weekends as a tech in a local drug rehab center in the Midwest. I was nineteen years old and fresh … Continue reading

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Ólafur Gunnarsson Interview

  Ólafur Gunnarsson Interview   (conducted by the New American Press staff)   There’s evidence in recent years of a great deal of literary energy in Iceland. What’s your experience of reading and writing there? What’s it like being part of … Continue reading

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from NO By Ocean Vuong TORSO OF AIR Suppose you do change your life. & the body is more than a portion of night—sealed with bruises. Suppose you woke & found your shadow replaced by a black wolf. The boy, … Continue reading

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Spring’s first flowers spotted this week in New York’s Jefferson Market Garden. WITH A BUNCH OF SPRING FLOWERS By Kate Seymour Maclean In the spring-time, out of the dew,       From my garden, sweet friend, I gather,       A garland of verses, … Continue reading

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A Review of Catherine Pierce’s The Girls of Peculiar 

A Review of Catherine Pierce’s The Girls of Peculiar By Jennifer Dane Clements Catherine Pierce’s second poetry collection, The Girls of Peculiar, resurrects the gangly and awkward ghosts of adolescence, in turns honoring and questioning those young spectres. Indeed, it is … Continue reading

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from ONLY RIDE By Megan Volpert: Today’s poems are from Only Ride, published by Sibling Rivalry Press, copyright © 2014 by Megan Volpert. “You are suspended” was first published in This assignment is so gay, edited by Megan Volpert and … Continue reading

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A Review of Bushra Rehman’s Corona

A Review of Bushra Rehman’s Corona By J. Andrew Goodman Bushra Rehman’s Corona is a witty and moving story of liminal spaces and the narrator Razia’s abuttal with the thresholds of sex, ethnicity, and place. The novel follows Razia from … Continue reading

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