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November 9, 2022 | Nonfiction

Year of the Buffalo by Aaron Burch: a Review

Elizabeth Ellen

Becca, Ernie’s wife, estranged wife most of the novel until finally she is his ex-wife at the end, based on the author’s, based on Aaron’s, ex-wife, Elizabeth Ellen, who is, oddly, metally, writing these words, typing them into a Word doc at nine in the morning

Year of the Buffalo by Aaron Burch: a Review photo
MY JUNKIE DREAMS NEVER END IN SHOOTING UP photo

November 9, 2022 | Nonfiction

MY JUNKIE DREAMS NEVER END IN SHOOTING UP

Christian Bodney

I wake up glad to not be strung out.

I wonder how my drug dealers are doing.

3 Poems photo

November 9, 2022 | Poetry

3 Poems

Natasha

I ask him if the smoke was from the engine fires
or the buildings collapsing — or both
of course it was both 
We pass Emily Ratajkowski and I try to run back to get a look at her face

Hierarchy of Fear (most fearful to least fearful*) in the Literary World photo

October 25, 2022 | Nonfiction

Hierarchy of Fear (most fearful to least fearful*) in the Literary World

Elizabeth Ellen

-Editor at a literary journal attempting to be good, moral ppl (see: 1990s Christian Right)

October 13, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

Letter from the editor

Elizabeth Ellen

I never wanted to run this ship. Frankly, I’d rather spend my time writing.

October 10, 2022 | Poetry

Party Poems

Miss Unity

The other thing Belle did
Was burn three holes in my thigh
With her cigarette
Revenge for the chaos I’d caused

October 9, 2022 | Fiction

A LOW-HANGING TOWEL

Garielle Lutz

He had a little radio, and on the mornings it snowed, he listened over and over to the lists of school closings until he knew them by heart: Kellerville area, Longstead area, Mount Holly area, all the outlying place-names, all the Our Lady of’s. Sometimes there was only a two-hour delay, and he wondered what it must be like, to have the boon of two extra hours like that.

Recent Books

Dear Nico: the Diary of Elizabeth Ellen (Nov, 2018-Feb, 2020)

Elizabeth Ellen

 "It captures all the doubts, giddiness, confessional streaks, blabbiness, self-alarms, rationalizations, feigned equipoise, and instantly breakable resolves of a person freshly infatuated and likely in love."   -anonymous writer friend

Worsted

Garielle Lutz

“Lutz’s work is a marvel of the possibilities of language.  Each of her sentences is an intricately crafted thing, deeply complex yet crystalline in its clarity . . . her command of each and every word remains supreme.”     

  --Mira Braneck, The Paris Review Daily

 

Garielle Lutz is the author of The Complete Gary Lutz, among other books.

Her Lesser Work

Elizabeth Ellen

"[Her Lesser Work] is a collection of mordant and formally inventive stories circling themes of, let’s say, desire and escape within repressive structures."

      -Walker Caplan, Literary Hub

"Her Lesser Work is full of power and it takes risks and it's alive and real and it fixes a very sharp eye on the shit humans do to each other and themselves."

      -Lindsay Lerman, LitReactor