STORY OF THE WEEK

Of Kin and Kind

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

Easter Wings

The whole Security line’s a campus akimbo with collegiality. It’s mid-semester; most are flying off to copulate in Mexico. Good plan!

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A NARRATIVE FIRST

Mine

Sundays, your wife at Mass, we locked ourselves in my low-ceilinged room. I want to keep you inside me, sinning.

FICTION

FICTION

FICTION

FICTION

A Vacuum Is a Space Entirely Devoid of Matter

In jail, or on my reservation, you’d get your teeth loosened for lying like that.

FICTION

Warrior Jesus

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.

FICTION

The Catch

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.

POETRY

CLASSICS

POETRY

At the Sunoco in West Virginia

My father is dreamy, forgetful, aloof. But I’ve never actually been left behind before.

CLASSICS

Bleecker Street, Summer

It is a month of street accordions and sprinklers laying the dust, small shadows running from me.

Adam’s Curse

We sat together at summer’s end, that beautiful woman, your close friend, and you and I, and talked of poetry.

iPOEMS

NARRATIVE OUTLOUD

CARTOONS

iPOEMS

Marriage as
Light Socket

Loss: as if you could lock your teeth against it. Or slam the front door to keep it out.

NARRATIVE OUTLOUD

Reading Three Poems

Great blue mountain! Ghost. I look at you from the porch of the farmhouse where I watched you all summer as a boy.

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2017-09

Great new toons by Pat Byrnes, Nathan Gray, David Sipress, Rich Sparks, and Julia Suits.