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STORY OF THE WEEK

The Flowersof Bermuda By D. R. MacDonald

The Flowers
of Bermuda

A mist of respect, almost of reverence, hovered over the old country. You didn’t get stabbed there.

POEM OF THE WEEK

Hymn for You By Chessy Normile

Hymn for You

May you find coins. May you unlock things, e.g., mythic eggs. May you destroy the coins. May I take your coat.

CALLING ALL POETS

CALLING ALL POETS
Poetry is “the eldest sister of all arts, and parent of most,” wrote William Congreve. We agree and are seeking poets and poems to celebrate with prizes and publication.

Please see the Guidelines.

POETRY

Delphiniums in a Window Box  By Dean Young

Delphiniums in a Window Box

Every sunrise, sometimes strangers’ eyes. Not necessarily swans, even crows, even the evening fusillade of bats.

Spring Issue

FEATURES


FICTION

FICTION

Spring Issue

FEATURES

Charlottesville Burning By Gregory Orr

Charlottesville Burning

In the face of darkness, the words and images here call to the better instincts of humanity.


FICTION

Boston Commonat Twilight By Susan Minot

Boston Common
at Twilight

In that mysterious place, he would supposedly find someone to sell him pot.

FICTION

The Rescue By Joyce Carol Oates

The Rescue

Already it was late. He’d missed supper. Past 9 p.m. No one asked any longer—Where’s Daddy?

NONFICTION

NONFICTION

NONFICTION

NONFICTION

Fifteen Dogs By Rick Bass

Fifteen Dogs

You really should go back and pick up those little pups. / Ah, they’re feral, they wouldn’t make good pets, they’re irredeemable.

NONFICTION

Fifteen Ways to Avoid Gardening By Ann Beattie

Fifteen Ways to Avoid Gardening

Call tick control. When they don’t show up, see if mosquito control can help in their own quiet, noncarcinogenic way.

NONFICTION

Losing My Mother By Kate Small

Losing My Mother

We run, balancing bags, pulling suitcases, through the airport hallways, and outside toward the cold December air.

NARRATIVE 10

iSTORIES

NARRATIVE 10

Narrative 10 By Ocean Vuong

Narrative 10

Q: A line that continues to inspire you?

A: “What if a piece of wood discovers it’s a violin?”

iSTORIES

Go-Go By Robert Kinerk

Go-Go

There was this go-go place in Oakland in 1968 where Kelly took us when we first got off the ship.
Phone Cards By Mary Morrissy

Phone Cards

I needs them to call my Angelo. How else he remember me? Please, I says, but it is no good.

NARRATIVE OUTLOUD

POETRY

POETRY

NARRATIVE OUTLOUD

Ca Dao By John Balaban

Ca Dao

In 1971–1972, I returned to Vietnam with a tape recorder to collect the oral poetry know as ca dao.

POETRY

Eating at the Fancy Shanghai Restaurant By Carlina Duan

Eating at the Fancy Shanghai Restaurant

tell me more / I’m hungry / how much? I stutter in English, a wingless weight.

POETRY

A Blessing By Carlie Hoffman

A Blessing

My younger brother and I crammed our bodies underneath the round dining table, field mice entering a tulip’s ear.

POETRY

POETRY

iPOEMS

POETRY

Soledad andOther Poems By Deborah Paredez

Soledad and
Other Poems

Mary Ann is a fourteen-year-old runaway. Later she’ll say, I hitchhiked my way into history.

POETRY

Ode to the Boot Scraper on the Stoop andOther Poems By Austin Smith

Ode to the Boot Scraper on the Stoop and
Other Poems

The man who broke it too poor not to put it to use.

iPOEMS

Old-Time Religion By Christopher Warner

Old-Time Religion

I light fires in the dark wake of space where you have tarried. Or died.

NARRATIVE BY HAND

CARTOONS

CARTOONS

NARRATIVE BY HAND

Notes and Annotations By William Butler Yeats

Notes and Annotations

Handwritten drafts of “Byzantium,” “Easter 1916,” “Under Ben Bulben,” and other poems.

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2019-05 By Various Artists

Cartoon Art Volume 2019-05

New laughs from Lydia Conklin, Kaamran Hafeez, David Rowles, P. C. Vey, and Kim Warp.

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2019-04 By Various Artists

Cartoon Art Volume 2019-04

Great new toons by Joe Dator, Bob Eckstein, Seth Fleishman, John Klossner, and Mary Lawton.