Category Archives: Literature

Things to Worry About

Things to Worry About by Norah Buckley Vawter Dear Mothers, Things to worry about: Worry about the planet. Worry about your children’s welfare. Worry about your family and friends. Worry about not wasting your life. Worry about kindness and love. … Continue reading

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Guy Davenport: A Tribute

Guy Davenport: A Tribute by Vincent Czyz Dropping Guy Davenport’s name—even among the literati—often results in little more than “Sounds familiar …” or “Didn’t he write …?” To me, that is almost as tragic as the loss of the author … Continue reading

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A Review of Matt Fraction’s Sex Criminals

A Review of Matt Fraction’s Sex Criminals By Tini Howard Comics are a brave medium through which to tell an adult story. While some of us know of Alan Moore’s Watchmen as comic literature and saw Chris Nolan turn Batman … Continue reading

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The Doors You Mark Are Your Own

[The following is an excerpt from the novel-in-progess by the same title. It originally appeared in Surreal South 2009.] *** The Doors You Mark Are Your Own by Aleksandr Tuvim (translated by Okla Elliott and Raul Clement) April 12 Katya … Continue reading

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Gunbroke

Gunbroke by Seth Abramson South is adventure, north cold but also shelter, and in the west an end. It is south then north then west, the trail. East is finished. To tell it right it must be half in green … Continue reading

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Electromagnetic Compatibility

Electromagnetic Compatibility by Kelly Davio I am the conduit of all transmission. The basebands of noise radiate from my skull. I hear the faint buzz when I bend a knee all the way to one hundred and eight megahertz. My … Continue reading

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Medusa Song

Medusa Song  by Mary Akers She scrambles the eggs while the baby howls at her knees. To drown out the racket, she hums as she jabs her fork into the yolks. She enjoys the way they spill their yellow color … Continue reading

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Open-Air Cinema in Heliopolis

Open-Air Cinema in Heliopolis by Hedy Habra You used to say, mother: “Let me see your face when lit by a crescent moon: every day of the month will smile the way you do.” We saw double-feature movies in open-air … Continue reading

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Ten-Year Stare

Ten-Year Stare by Steve Mitchell It was a look I seen and I seen it true. Then I forgot it til I seen it again then I remembered it. All of it. Every minute in the between and that one … Continue reading

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Her Body Desires the Instrument

Her Body Desires the Instrument by Clare L. Martin She elongates herself; presses the instrument against her body, as in the dream that comes to her and comes to her— The old guitar crumbles. Strings fall in tonal disarray. The … Continue reading

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