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Daniela Olszewska: A Micro-Interview and Three Poems

Okla Elliott: What difficulties did you encounter writing a book entirely centered around one character? Daniela Olszewska: I started making the poems that became Citizen J while I was an undergraduate at Columbia College Chicago (so, somewhere around 2005). Originally, … Continue reading

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The Wives Are Turning into Animals

The Wives Are Turning into Animals by Amber Sparks The husbands are almost sure of it. They have strong memories of an earlier time, of the wives with soft smooth faces and ten fingers and toes. But lately, things have … Continue reading

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Mr. Frost (an excerpt from the novella Life After Sleep)

Mr. Frost (an excerpt from Life After Sleep) by Mark R. Brand “This frigging thing.” Frost knew without looking that Mary had gotten blood on the hemocrit analyzer lens again. She started pulling out drawers at the nurse’s station looking … Continue reading

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Franki Elliot

Miss in Polish by Franki Elliot My grandma can’t tell you my name but she knows I live in Chicago. She knows I have a brother, and he lives in Chicago too. She adjusts her hospital gown and says, “You … Continue reading

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From the Ashes: An Interview with John Guzlowski

Okla Elliott: In Lightning and Ashes, you make use of what seems like direct family sources (such as the poem “A Letter to my Mother from Poland, October 4, 1952”). What portion of these source materials is rooted in actual … Continue reading

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Sunday Poetry Series Presents: Robert Archambeau

Black Dog’s Bedside Manner by Robert Archambeau for John Matthias in a losing season, the black dog depression at his side The black dog’s in the room with you, and what to do but wait until he bites? He’ll wolf … Continue reading

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