Monthly Archives: June 2014

Signage

Signage by Hannah Stephenson Stores die with the same velocity as bugs. One day, humming, clicking. Shiny doors parting like beetle wings. And then, gone. Emptied out. A shell. The sudden voicelessness of the SupeRx, its sign darkened and waiting … Continue reading

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Notes toward a Writerly Education—Or: Can We Please, Please, Please Have a Different Debate

  Notes toward a Writerly Education—Or: Can We Please, Please, Please Have a Different Debate by Okla Elliott 1. I can think of few current cultural debates more frustrating and fruitless than the one over MFAs in creative writing. There … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: UNDRESSING

from UNDRESSING By Nicole Steinberg BEAUTY is a ritual, passed along in slow drags of the fingers—foundation swept across cheekbones in runny smears, stark beige until it blends. Salt, pepper, and ashtrays; we keep the kitchen warm with smoke and … Continue reading

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Poem to My Boyfriend’s Immunodeficiency Virus

Poem to My Boyfriend’s Immunodeficiency Virus by Chip Livingston you are not related to the bowerbird nor crow nor any bird noted for magnificent plumage you are not paradisaea apoda, not paradise minor the king you are not you are … Continue reading

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Taking Shade with Buddha

Taking Shade with Buddha by Mark Murphy Of all the dense vegetation in this wild country I have come to take shade with Buddha (though he is equally at ease in sun or shadow) under the bent branches of the … Continue reading

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A Review of Jade Sylvan’s Kissing Oscar Wilde

A Review of Jade Sylvan’s Kissing Oscar Wilde By Ashley Paul Kissing Oscar Wilde by Jade Sylvan is a collection of essays that will cause readers to lose their breath in wide-eyed expression. in particular because of Sylvan’s excellent use of tongue-in-cheek … Continue reading

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