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Construction of a Last Ditch Garden photo
October 22, 2018 | Fiction

Construction of a Last Ditch Garden

Devan Collins Del Conte

One day, recognize your malformed loneliness like a tumor in your throat.

Four poems photo
October 22, 2018 | Poetry

Four poems

Lauren Stroh

TO LOUISIANA

I cry because of
how much time
we lost of my childhood
not singing in the front... more

Things That Would Make Amazing Metaphors But I'm Not Sure What For photo
October 21, 2018 | Sunday Comics

Things That Would Make Amazing Metaphors But I'm Not Sure What For

Aubrey Hirsch

99% of the bananas we find in grocery stores are genetically identical.

Notes On Scarring photo
October 19, 2018 | Nonfiction

Notes On Scarring

Jonathan Gleason

The first thing I realized was that my legs weren’t broken.

For A Small Donation This Woven Basket Can Be Yours photo
October 19, 2018 | Fiction

For A Small Donation This Woven Basket Can Be Yours

Jared Shaffer

Welcome. Please don’t take my talking as an assault to your personhood. 

It's Just A Flower photo
October 18, 2018 | Fiction

It's Just A Flower

Olivia Gunning

“We need a gift that’s really her,” I said. “Really Sophia.”

“Could you define her?”

“A truly independent mind, a renovator, a cultivator.”

Three Poems photo
October 18, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

Erika Walsh

Treat

I want to be rewarded for my good thoughts. My good purchase. I want free shipping. Gentle... more

The Day Morgan Freeman Nearly Crashed Into Our House photo
October 17, 2018 | Nonfiction

The Day Morgan Freeman Nearly Crashed Into Our House

Sarah E. Ruhlen

I flipped on the lights, turned up the furnace, and cranked some Stevie Wonder.

three poems photo
October 16, 2018 | Poetry

three poems

Isaac Ginsberg Miller

Cosmogony

In January the birds awakened mid-
flight. In February the bats left
their cave and we... more

Orangeville photo
October 16, 2018 | Fiction

Orangeville

William Squirrell

Since they had moved to Orangeville, Trudy found she could no longer distinguish Kevin from other men.

The Collapse of Bee Colonies photo
October 15, 2018 | Fiction

The Collapse of Bee Colonies

Meg Pokrass

On the morning of my sixteenth birthday I made a list of stuff I didn't believe in anymore.

Five poems photo
October 12, 2018 | Poetry

Five poems

Alyse Knorr

scare tactics

I grew hands by the dozen
I was a generalized reaching
clasping monster it was
not... more

Silence Is Its Own Reward photo
October 12, 2018 | Fiction

Silence Is Its Own Reward

Greg Welch

“It was misery, real misery. But, Doc keeps telling me I’m all clear, so I ain’t going to argue with him.”

Advice to Someone Listening to Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” photo
October 11, 2018 | Fiction

Advice to Someone Listening to Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days”

Mark Johnson

"What am I supposed to do?"

Hinterland Transmissions: SUMAC, Dälek and Infernal Coil photo
October 10, 2018 | Dispatches

Hinterland Transmissions: SUMAC, Dälek and Infernal Coil

Steve Anwyll

And christ it's gonna be hot inside the tiny bar where SUMAC is playing tonight. I should've stayed home. Like I always do. An old man on his couch.

Three Poems photo
October 10, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems

Alex Vigue

Poem from the perspective of Sasha Velour’s rose petals during her lip sync performance of Whitney... more

Public Comment photo
October 10, 2018 | Fiction

Public Comment

Lee Matalone

i know it’s not something you really need to hear—i’m just one of many fans—but can I just take the opportunity on this comments section to say, i really love how you brush your hair

Stay Gold photo
October 9, 2018 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Stay Gold

Kim Nelson

We fell asleep in our tent listening to coyote songs.

Jesus Says Come As You Are photo
October 9, 2018 | Fiction

Jesus Says Come As You Are

Amy Stuber

Wear the T-shirt that says “Sparkle for the Lord” in glitter instead of the one with the monster truck that you hide in your camp trunk. 

Three Poems  photo
October 8, 2018 | Poetry

Three Poems 

Janice Majewski

air wants
to hold
flame down

An Interview With Darrin Doyle photo
October 5, 2018 | Interview

An Interview With Darrin Doyle

Mallory Brand

I don’t feel like I’m very good at writing a serious story with super realistic violence and human emotion. I feel like it has to be filtered through some kind of absurd or weird lens. 

Business Trip photo
October 5, 2018 | Poetry

Business Trip

Amy Oldfield

Did we go to Boston twice or did all this happen in one trip? I remember two different rooms but we used to change hotels all the time,... more

Death Metal Hobart Bison T-Shirts Avail Now photo
October 4, 2018 | Nonfiction

Death Metal Hobart Bison T-Shirts Avail Now

Aaron Burch

the above "death metal style" Hobart shirts, available through Cotton Bureau for the next two weeks. Order one (or three!) now!

Two Poems photo
October 4, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Savannah Slone

unadorned

Lick me with your warm
honey tongue. Give me your port-wine
stain birthmark.

You are... more

The Poet Debates with his Friend's Mistress, Death photo
October 4, 2018 | Poetry

The Poet Debates with his Friend's Mistress, Death

Jason Reed-Mundell

The kettle boiled; I made the tea,

And when I turned around,

I saw she’d set the cups and placed

A third one for the skull.

Two Dates photo
October 3, 2018 | Fiction

Two Dates

Matthue Roth

Zero to one-hundred.

Debris of a Bygone Era photo
October 3, 2018 | Poetry

Debris of a Bygone Era

Stephen Langlois

please believe me
            when i tell you this
            when i tell you of the high concentration of uranium and thorium 

Badmotorfinger photo
October 2, 2018 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Badmotorfinger

T.L. States

Badmotorfinger wasn’t the first time I heard Soundgarden, but it was the first time I really listened to them.

Two Poems photo
October 2, 2018 | Poetry

Two Poems

Tommy Jarrell

DROUGHT

Flat water became rare in the house.
We loosened our jaws and drank
sparkling water from... more

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Texas Roadhouse photo
October 1, 2018 | Poetry

Chain Restaurants, Reviewed by Poems: Texas Roadhouse

Danny Caine

Every book says I’ll miss this part.