Non-fiction from Erin Calabria

Non-fiction from Erin Calabria

Redshift The night I went to meet you at Penn Station, I immediately got lost.  All the store fronts around the departure board had changed since that summer after college when I would ride the Vermonter into the city, and you would meet me and take me to your parents’ house in Bergen County.  After […]

Issue 2 – Winter 2014

Issue 2 – Winter 2014

    Our second issue is out! Finally! We’ve had some amazing contributors for this issue. You can read their pieces below, or browse through the complete issue here. Enjoy! Poetry Nicholas Grider – Fire Sonnet (from YOUR WILDERNESS) Nicholas Grider – Apology #3 (from NOT WITHOUT SILVER) Mitchell Grabois – Jodi Cathy Barber – […]

Poetry from Changming Yuan

Poetry from Changming Yuan

Walking with Father: For Yuan Hongqi One thing I forgot to mention, Dad Is I intentionally moved either before Or behind you, each time we happened To be walking together. That way, you could Neither pinch my arm not slap my face So readily; otherwise, you would have to Embarrass yourself if you ran forward […]

Fiction from Jessica Hollander

Fiction from Jessica Hollander

The Young Mother Sings Loudly In the Kindermusik class the teacher is always smiling. The young mother feels guilty seeing anyone with more energy around her kid than she has. Even her husband when he first comes home, sweeping Clint up and crowing falsetto – can’t everyone just calm down? She didn’t know having a […]

Fiction from Kyle Hemmings

Fiction from Kyle Hemmings

Believe or Fear Everything After my breakdown that caused me to lose control of a bus (how it jackknifed and blocked an entire bridge at sunset), I was placed in Ward 6, where anyone could be anybody. There I met an old woman who called herself Greta Garbo. She lingered on my unintended smile. “When […]

Poetry from Michael Cooper

Poetry from Michael Cooper

Man from Shells -after Gaston Bachelard and Bly i. Temporal Man juts from the conch blows sour notes of command with a light flakey coat over fish mail sour notes of command with a light flakey coat swinging his Pygmy paring knife—the crosshatch on the pig’s rump a snare of beauty a spiral cut with […]

Best of the Net 2014 Nominations

We are pleased to announce Best of the Net nominations for 2014! Naked before the Dead by Ian Bodkin Works Cited from Our Family Vacation to Colonial Williamsburg by Tom Luckie III Fortuna, Land of Hope and Glory by Sam Martone Dirt Can’t Talk to Dirt by Robert Vivian Congratulations to all the nominees and […]

Fiction from Ryan Sartor

Roanoke I. Roger Sampson stood in front of a crowd at the First Unitarian Church, pulling the mic closer to his face. “All of you are here because you have a reasonable fear that government intrusion will result in your arrest. We’re not here to judge one another or suspect what may be the source […]

Poems from Katy Li

Correspondences 1. you are sitting in your kitchen writing love letters to ghosts, sending half-grown tulips out in envelopes, touching paper that no one has touched in a very long time. between one and the next you conquer small tasks: scraping peeling paint off the tabletop, pinning old war medals on the wall next to […]

Poems by Cathy Barber

Poems by Cathy Barber

Three Short Love Poems Love arrives like a cock strutting the hen yard. The sky is clear.  It stays blue. I would stay in bed but for the context. The prose moves forward, or circles. Love arrives like an evening glove, like the field itself. Sometimes not: see Godot.  Where were you when the pool […]