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Stories

Classics
The distant past returned—what part of it, he could not decide.
Story of the Week
The prisoners were ten ragged scarecrows wearing prison suits.
Poem of the Week
I shoved them one by one, easy as pie yet with care, just shy of mercy.
Poem of the Week
History howls for direction so I remind him how the hero was lost.
Photography & Art
For my vacation last summer, I visited the Bateer family in Xiwuqi.
Classics
Certainly the ushers who pass the baskets know me as a miser.
Poem of the Week
It’s so delicate, the light. And there’s so little of it. The dark is huge.
Interviews
I used bravado to protect myself when we lived in poverty.
Nonfiction
We take our solace, in a time of malaise and mourning, in the close-at-hand.
Story of the Week
“We’d be naive,” Crump went on, “not to assume that people are vile.”
Story of the Week
The preacher looked me in the eye. He laid his hand on my chest.
Poem of the Week
You will be a broke blues man with only some story of how you were.
Poem of the Week
I wanted to ride this day down into night, to smooth the unreadable page.
First & Second Looks
He could hardly breathe; sweat was trickling down his face.
Poetry
Ghosts are real. This much I know. It’s the living that give me trouble.
Story of the Week
The presents you receive will not have been chosen with such care.
Story of the Week
I sometimes forget I’m a horse. I’m also a man dressed as a horse.
Nonfiction
My grandfather committed my grandmother to a mental asylum.
Fiction
Frank kept his face blank as he read the orders: Report to Berlin.
Nonfiction
Neither blood nor belonging accounted for my presence in Ghana.
N30B Winners
Life, then, was song and purple font, imagining in words a future.
Story of the Week
Lebanon’s dreams of a homeland were fading with every rocket launch.
Teach me how to turn a phrase like “yellow hair” from simple to rich.
Poem of the Week
We caress the rough. Sensuous, delectable, and yet sorrowful.
Nonfiction
I want to focus on bears. On knowing them, and on what they need.
iPoems
Passions played among the orchids and through cherish and reveal.
Poem of the Week
The hawk moves out of the way to let a little hot package of breath rise up.
Poem of the Week
I thought my body was mine until it a map anyone could use.