STORY OF THE WEEK

When I Knew Stephen Crane By Willa Cather

When I Knew Stephen Crane

There are moments when self-revelation is necessary to every man, if it be only to his valet or his gardener.

POEM OF THE WEEK

Wet Man By Nicholas Goodly

Wet Man

I want to wear gold-stick appendages Partner my man lend me your saber-tooth legs your big sleeve we should have children

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FICTION

Home Help By Janet Burroway

Home Help

This is the way disaster was handled in a British household: Simone made tea and cut the crusts from watercress sandwiches.

Winter Issue

FICTION

FICTION

FICTION

Winter Issue

FICTION

It Was a Small Room By Ifeoma Sesiana Amobi

It Was a Small Room

Sometimes she mentioned Nigeria, and her grandson would stare at her with eyes blank and wide, as if he weren’t a part of her and that land at all.

FICTION

Sequestered By Tina Nettesheim

Sequestered

The more we talked the guiltier he seemed. I mean, even the 911 dispatcher called the cops on him. But it only takes one to hang a jury.

FICTION

Green By Cristina Perachio

Green

We come out, and Fake Catalano says we should all go swimming. We can go in our underwear, of course, like he just thought of it.

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

My Milk By Allison Albino

My Milk

Tied to baby’s hunger, my breasts harden into tiny fists tightening before a fight. They call down the milk, it rushes, a storm of meteors to his mouth.

POETRY

From Winter’s Apprentice By Bruce Bond

From Winter’s Apprentice

I will walk into the same cold tomorrow, same street cleared of traffic by the plague. Lonely as a train set.

POETRY

The Trojan Women and Other Poems By Jehanne Dubrow

The Trojan Women and Other Poems

His suffering had a shape well-suited to a long-necked vase, its terracotta mouth a grieving O.

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

Origin By Loisa Fenichell

Origin

I remember in a bed, I did not want him. I did not desire him in a bed hushed by fog. I remember a field too long as the stem of a pear chosen in Upstate.

POETRY

Postcolonial Nervosa and Other Poems By Cate Lycurgus

Postcolonial Nervosa and
Other Poems

I pressed the weight
of my body against
the doorknob resisted
throwing my full
prerogative behind it

POETRY

Missing Shapes and Other Poems By Sierra Nelson

Missing Shapes
and Other Poems

You could smell your mother’s heartache like an ingredient in lipstick from that era, a waxy perfumed chemical pang.

POETRY

iPOEMS

iPOEMS

POETRY

on a list of games that buddha would not play, number 12 is By Stella Wong

on a list of
games that buddha would not play, number 12 is

i’m an extra / virgin olive oil / rawest when it’s neon

iPOEMS

Mother Cardinal Rhyme By Cecily Parks

Mother Cardinal Rhyme

Cheer and cheer and cheer she sings a nesting song on nesting wings. Laurel, sorrel, a quarrel sung flying into her reflection.

iPOEMS

This Hand By Amy Uyematsu

This Hand

whose sixty-one-year-old veins look like giant roots breaking through earth’s skin. This hand I’ve filled with stones by the sea.

CARTOONS

CARTOONS

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2021-12 By Various Artists

Cartoon Art Volume 2021-12

Questionable letters, reticent raccoons, and more, from Pat Byrnes, Todd Condron, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, David Rowles, and Mick Stevens.

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2021-11 By Various Artists

Cartoon Art Volume 2021-11

Bored bovines, an automotive exodus, and more, from Kendra Allenby, Pat Byrnes, Andrew Dicus, Mick Stevens, and P. C. Vey.