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Twuz Dark

Literary, Sep 29 2017

by Ava Zeichner

As the soon-to-be hero grows older it ventures further from the peasant village. The peasants fear for it a little. They …

Poems from the Series Postcards for Mira

Literary, Sep 15 2017

by Marly Toledano

“It’s 8:54 a.m. in Brooklyn it’s the 26th of July and it’s probably 8:54 in Manhattan but I’m in Brooklyn” -Ted …

Etymology for Catastrophe

Literary, Apr 14 2017

by Kelton Ellis

Amid early springtime’s hesitant snowmelt a planet rearranges into loving explosions, confessing no objective but to glower, then to fade. Sprained …

the girls who will train you

Literary, Apr 07 2017

by Signe Swanson

have red nails and paws. have straight hair and red aprons. are getting married. are twenty two. dropped out of beauty …

thunderstorms mock me and so does the concrete

Literary, Mar 24 2017

by Fadwa Ahmed

(for 3 days i have known but expected nothing) i watched every minute bring itself in fractions i waited 15, (but …

Term

Literary, Mar 17 2017

by Stefania Gomez

I. October After the eviction, we returned to the old house once more to collect the dishes we had left in …

Quarters

(Excerpt from “On Currency”)

Literary, Mar 03 2017

by Stella Akua Mensah

Oftentimes, people tell women not to wander off. When we are small, they mean to stay in the yard, and now …

Yellow Flower

Literary, Feb 10 2017

by Gabriela Naigeborin

i. the myth of resentment There in Mount Sinai I was trusted with the tablets of stone, but didn’t understand that …

The Horchata Man

Literary, Sep 30 2016

by Micaela Burgess

My papa lived to bring happiness with his horchata. Everyday he made barrels of it to serve to his family and …

Autobiography of Writing

Literary, Sep 23 2016

by Lisa Lee

I would like to talk to you about writing. I'm a writer, even though I don't write much, but since I'm …

Disintegration

Literary, Apr 08 2016

by Hannah Smith

There was a tree, and from its bare branches hung bells, wine glasses,chandelier crystals, whistles, and lanterns. The hunched tree, with …

Fuck Me Through the Camera Hole of a Trepanned Minion iPhone Case Like Two Lovers Through a Sheet

Literary, Mar 18 2016

by Liby Hays

LIKES Likes: Licking escalators, tongue transplants. The Smallness and the Coarseness To love a small piece of rope. The Restaurant It …

I Cannot Count The Altering That Happens In The Very Large Rooms That Are The Guts Of Her

Literary, Mar 11 2016

by Isabelle Doyle

My wife with the sex of a mirror like a fireball through the fog at a new kind of atmosphere. There …

Three Poems

Literary, Mar 04 2016

by Anna Bonesteel

Good morning Hell, I cruise. Through life, much like sand through the hourglass, or a fish in the stream. I keep …

There's Nothing More to Say

With Quotations From "Song" by Langston Hughes

Literary, Feb 05 2016

by Liz Cory

I. I feel unhelpful sending her poems, but they are all I have. Lizzie emailed me because two of her friends’ …

The Language of Unloving

Literary, Dec 04 2015

by Gabrielle Hick

When they’d been married for thirty-one years, and unhappy in each other for most of them, my grand’maman and my grand’papa …

About a Rock

Literary, Nov 13 2015

by EmmaJean Holley

If you grew up on the island, you called it The Rock. To use it in a sentence: “I can’t wait …

Joint Identities

Literary, Oct 30 2015

by Lance Gloss

Toes on hot coals are punctual— have already been at the wheel, spinning dark’s wicker quickly to thread; the traffic chugs …

Fred

Literary, Oct 23 2015

by Sarah Dillard

The following is a story, and this story is fictional. It is about a man named Fred. Fred’s black hair sat …

L, Another Day

Literary, Oct 09 2015

by Yousef Hilmy

​ closing in on the parking lot outside where the form is fixed the grass is not allowed rackety red carts …

An Omen

Literary, Oct 02 2015

by Josh Kurtz

If in Nisannu the sunrise (looks) sprinkled with blood and the light is cool; rebellion will not stop in the country, …