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Three Shorts photo
May 31, 2016 | Fiction

Three Shorts

Rebekah Bergman

I saw myself on the Jumbotron. Locked eyes on my eyes looking elsewhere.

Footnotes from an Essay I'll Never Publish photo
May 30, 2016 | Nonfiction

Footnotes from an Essay I'll Never Publish

Doug Paul Case

[1] Titles of this essay’s previous drafts included “On Déjà Vu and Getting What You Asked For,” “He Said I Wasn’t Queer,” and “Still, Apparently.”

Everything in Order photo
May 27, 2016 | Nonfiction

Everything in Order

Lori White

A fleet of pickup trucks and a white panel van have taken all the shady spots outside my parents’ house.

The World Already Ended At Y2K photo
May 26, 2016 | Poetry

The World Already Ended At Y2K

Michael Wasson

The computers will run an error the size of oceans howling crazy for the pale moon & will hurtle through our bodies to get there. My brother says the lights across the river will burn out. 

Catch Up Over Drinks or Coffee photo
May 25, 2016 | Fiction

Catch Up Over Drinks or Coffee

Lisa Locascio

It will be great to hear how you have been! Hope we can get to everything in the seven seconds I have allotted our interaction.

how close photo
May 24, 2016 | Poetry

how close

Phillip Spotswood

[practice breathing, talk to snakes, how to suck venom from a wound]

     -february 3, 2012: “I’m getting better at branching out”

An Interview with Brian Evenson photo
May 23, 2016 | Interview

An Interview with Brian Evenson

Michael Deagler

I want as a reader to be transformed and thrown off balance by what I read, and I try to do that for my reader as well.

Dead photo
May 21, 2016 | Jukebox Happy Hour


Micah Ling

But with all to take in, when Jerry came out, it was as though God himself had appeared.

Poseidon photo
May 20, 2016 | Fiction


Tyler Barton

Mathias LaFleur: the first Eagles Got Talent contestant ever clapped off stage.

Three Clocks photo
May 19, 2016 | Fiction

Three Clocks

Kristen Felicetti

The narrator of Ben Lerner’s 10:04 goes to see The Clock at Lincoln Center in New York. The Clock was at Lincoln Center from July 13, 2012 to August 1, 2012, but in the book’s acknowledgements, Lerner explains that time in the novel does not always correspond to time in the world. This creates a sort of magical New York where Occupy Wall Street, The Clock, and Hurricane Irene can all be happening practically at the same time.

I Am in Love with My Therapist photo
May 19, 2016 | Poetry

I Am in Love with My Therapist

Katie Jean Shinkle

Whose hometown are we in in the dream? :: Do you hold my hand or do you disembowel me? Whose side are you on, anyway? :: My confession on this Sunday morning is: we are all human.

A Brief Family History photo
May 18, 2016 | Nonfiction

A Brief Family History

Sarah Kilch Gaffney

His first sensory seizures were like a passing light-headedness.

They stopped my mother’s heart four times.

Axl Rose and David Foster Wallace Fist Fight in Heaven, a Conversation with Juliet Escoria photo
May 17, 2016 | Interview

Axl Rose and David Foster Wallace Fist Fight in Heaven, a Conversation with Juliet Escoria

Nicholas Rys

I’m pretty sure very few people fantasize about being burned at the stake, but I do think there’s something fantasy-like in a witch burning – putting a ‘dangerous’ woman in a submissive pose, publicly humiliating her, watching her scream and writhe as her clothes and then flesh burn away.

Horace and Pete photo
May 17, 2016 | movie reviews

Horace and Pete

Sean Kilpatrick

You have been saved in vain.

May 16, 2016 | movie reviews


Sean Kilpatrick

Sigh, my beloved. May I be her Pepe Le Pew?

Lazy Wolf: The Series (pt. 7) photo
May 15, 2016 | Sunday Comics, Lazy Wolf

Lazy Wolf: The Series (pt. 7)

Alex Jiang

Hello, I'm the wise giraffe. Tell me how and why you came here.

Your Adventures Change photo
May 13, 2016 | Nonfiction

Your Adventures Change

Chloe Caldwell

I definitely gained traction in my twenty-ninth year. At twenty-nine, my skin cleared up, I sold a book. But the biggest accomplishment for me was that I stopped working retail and made my money solely from writing and teaching writing.

The Rock and the Wave photo
May 13, 2016 | Comics

The Rock and the Wave

Kendra Allenby

The rock is slow to change. The wave can be exploded by a breeze.

Two Poems photo
May 12, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Rachel Samanie

I’ve seen men punch holes in walls. They lead nowhere – I’ve looked, I tried to escape. I’ve seen what happens afterward too.

Brian Alan Ellis Is Not Brian Allen Carr: an Interview photo
May 11, 2016 | Interview

Brian Alan Ellis Is Not Brian Allen Carr: an Interview

Elizabeth Ellen

You interviewing me for Hobart is pretty much the peak of my hustle. Maybe this is me selling out. Maybe this is growing up. 

scenes from the japanese pavilion  photo
May 11, 2016 | Poetry

scenes from the japanese pavilion 

Lucy Tiven

another kind of crime scene
walking to the post office with A

The Boxers photo
May 10, 2016 | Fiction

The Boxers

Jen Logan Meyer

One time, a pair of blue Tattersalls, two Sigma Chis home from Clemson. Two, again: faded blackwatch shorts and a stretchy lavender thong, smelled like Obsession. Just that one time.

Failure to Ignite; A Body at Rest photo
May 10, 2016 | Nonfiction

Failure to Ignite; A Body at Rest

Sari Boren

For ten years, General Motors knew about faulty ignition switches in its cars but concealed this information.

They Reminisce Over You photo
May 9, 2016 | Fiction

They Reminisce Over You

Tyrese Coleman

Corbin was listening to Pete Rock and CL Smooth’s T.R.O.Y. and thinking of Trina McIver when shot inside the bodega on Fourth Street.

Everything is Real. Shit: A Gchat Exchange Between Bryan Hurt & Miles Klee photo
May 8, 2016 | Interview

Everything is Real. Shit: A Gchat Exchange Between Bryan Hurt & Miles Klee

Bryan Hurt & Miles Klee

I first came to know Miles Klee when I published him in my anthology,... more

Cleopatra (Deluxe) photo
May 7, 2016 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Cleopatra (Deluxe)

Micah Ling

Cleopatra (Deluxe)
The Lumineers
Release Date: April 8, 2016
Label: Dualtone
Length: 46 minutes


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Applause photo
May 6, 2016 | Fiction


Jennifer Kircher Carr

On stage my son forgets his line and my husband Sam whispers “The winters were hard for the settlers”

Three Poems photo
May 5, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

Philip Schaefer

Let’s go back to the twin indigo suns/ in our eyes. To shooting holes/ through the walls of our skin, one/ metal kiss at a time...

Two Presidents photo
May 4, 2016 | Fiction

Two Presidents

Kyle Ellingson

In my country, says the bulkier, pastier, frowning president, journalism students are admitted to university according to their eloquence in abbreviating my biography.

Ripped Red Stitches photo
May 3, 2016 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Ripped Red Stitches

Dustin M. Hoffman

When I lived in Michigan, I ruined baseball. I recorded every Detroit Tigers game only to fast-forward between pitches, so I... more