STORY OF THE WEEK

The Grey Dawn By Patrick Kavanagh

The Grey Dawn

I never imagined that the editor would as much as recognize that my writing was verse, even for the waste-paper basket. I was getting on.

POEM OF THE WEEK

Time Change By Richard Kenney

Time Change

Here: POTUS holds codes. They tingle in his pocket under Dakotas. Here: geeky cyber-warriors crunch cheese Cheetos over bruised keyboards.

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.

FINAL WEEKS TO ENTER

FINAL WEEKS TO ENTER
Deadline: June 15.

The $4,000 Prize is awarded annually for the best work published by a new or emerging poet, writer, or artist in Narrative. See the prior winners and guidelines.

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.

FICTION

POETRY

NARRATIVE OUTLOUD

FICTION

Boston Commonat Twilight By Susan Minot

Boston Common
at Twilight

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

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.

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.

NARRATIVE BY HAND

iSTORIES

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.

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.

CARTOONS

CARTOONS

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.