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STORY OF THE WEEK
Of Kin and Kind
By Various Authors
Family life has been a touchstone for writers and thinkers throughout the ages. Here we present our favorite musings on parents and children.
POEM OF THE WEEK
By Richard Kenney
The whole Security line’s a campus akimbo with collegiality. It’s mid-semester; most are flying off to copulate in Mexico. Good plan!
FOR WRITERS 30 AND UNDER
A contest for writers, poets, artists, photographers, performers, and filmmakers between eighteen and thirty years old.
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OPEN TO ALL WRITERS
We’re looking for short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, and excerpts from long fiction and nonfiction.
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A NARRATIVE FIRST
By Daria-Ann Martineau
Sundays, your wife at Mass, we locked ourselves in my low-ceilinged room. I want to keep you inside me, sinning.
A Vacuum Is a Space Entirely Devoid of Matter
By Sherman Alexie
In jail, or on my reservation, you’d get your teeth loosened for lying like that.
By T. Coraghessan Boyle
What you see, right off, is that this isn’t the sort of hero who’ll turn the other cheek or out of some misguided notion of fairness or love.
By Tina Nettesheim
We’d like to talk to you about her relationship with this kid, Gage,
a policeman said on the phone, as if Ms. Bell and Gage had a connection that wasn’t sex, sex, sex, sex, sex.
At the Sunoco in West Virginia
By Catherine Pond
My father is dreamy, forgetful, aloof. But I’ve never actually been left behind before.
Bleecker Street, Summer
By Derek Walcott
It is a month of street accordions and sprinklers laying the dust, small shadows running from me.
By William Butler Yeats
We sat together at summer’s end, that beautiful woman, your close friend, and you and I, and talked of poetry.
By Nicole Cooley
Loss: as if you could lock your teeth against it. Or slam the front door to keep it out.
Reading Three Poems
By Donald Hall
Great blue mountain! Ghost. I look at you from the porch of the farmhouse where I watched you all summer as a boy.
Cartoon Art Volume 2017-09
By Various Artists
Great new toons by Pat Byrnes, Nathan Gray, David Sipress, Rich Sparks, and Julia Suits.