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Poem of the Week

Subtract for the cigarettes, the bourbon, the sleepless nights.

Poem of the Week

His mouth hardens whenever their son’s name is mentioned.

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The dead children were wheeled away, covered with white sheets.

Poetry

Beyond the glib off-white palisades lies the answer to an urban dream.

Story of the Week

Why does she do it? She knows cutting yourself is a joke. Goth, idiotic.

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Story of the Week

I hate it here, but I’ll make the best of it, because that’s what mothers do.

Story of the Week

I was all alone in a little room, nothing but that big gun in my face.

Poem of the Week

Am I here without me just as I was before when stars spoke.

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Poem of the Week

There are the short and decisive words: yes, no, now, never, love, death, poetry.

Story of the Week

Your intelligence and charisma would serve you well in life.

Poem of the Week

We couldn’t tell which of us was a girl or a boy we gorged on dirt.

N30B Winners

How’s everything? It’s been forever! Things with me are pretty good.

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Reviewers are curs and their opinions are not to be taken seriously.

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It holds a place in my heart: Never forget the suspenders.

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You can get anyone to sleep with you—if you want it bad enough.

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To see—and to see properly—is the writer’s central responsibility.

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Our lives are often shaped by small, seemingly trivial choices.

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I worry that I will be kidnapped by my cab driver and driven to an ATM.

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Rebecca Seiferle

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Needless to say, when it was my night to read I was beyond terrified.

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Tina Nettesheim

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Getting answers is easy. The difficult thing is knowing the right questions.

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My advice can be succinctly expressed in three words: Persist, persist, persist!

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Writing is a subversive activity that exempts you from the rules.

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Truths don’t eclipse each other—they only complicate each other.

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Lynn Ahrens

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It was the sixties, and I was in college and incredibly restless.

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I wanted from my father what I had never wanted or sought: his advice.