April 22, 2020
“I wonder if gratitude is the beginning of joy,” muses poet Philip Metres, the author of ten books, including the forthcoming "Shrapnel Maps" (2020, Copper Canyon). “And how quickly it all seems to go,” he concedes. “The days are long, but the years are short, and they shorten with every year. As Bede writes... read more >
Review by Gabino Iglesias
April 09, 2020
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet N. Scott Momaday’s The Death of Sitting Bear: New and Selected Poems is a gem of a collection that shows a master writing in various formats about a plethora of topics... read more >
Review by Gabino Iglesias
April 15, 2020
Peter Swanson’s Eight Perfect Murders is a smart, fast-paced narrative that pays tribute to mystery novels and whodunits while offering its own version of one. A book about murders based on books narrated by a bookseller and featuring an author, a bookstore, and names like James M. Cain, Agatha Christie, John D. MacDonald, Patricia Highsmith, and Ira Levin might feel slightly too meta for some... read more >
April 02, 2020
In certain restaurants, you can order black breakfast.
The waitress will bring coffee and a cigarette.
Our language in this world: pleonasms as
“I saw it with my own eyes.” Well, of course
you did. What else? In this way, a little excessive.
You don’t sleep in. You’re not hungry.
Not so much appetite, you try to explain, as
much as transgression between what is and is... read more >
Volume I, Issue 1
Art by Clay Witt, poetry by Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, fiction by Stephen Wade.
Volume I, Issue 2
Fiction by Peter Liu, poetry by Jonathan Greenhause, memoir by Verity Barudin.
Volume I, Issue 3
Poetry by Vanessa Blakeslee, paintings by Vadis Turner, and a review of Boy.
Volume I, Issue 4
Art by Kehinde Wiley, fiction by Philip Kobylarz, and poetry by Nancy Carol Moody.
Volume II, Issue 1
Billy Collins Interviewed, fiction by Erik Martiny, prose by Ori Fienberg.
Volume II, Issue 3
Jacob M. Appel Interviewed, art by Yumi Sakugawa, essay by Sean Carswell
Volume III, Issue 1
Poetry by Sarah Palin Erased, interview by Phillip Gross, short story by Erik Martiny, essay by Jeffrey Skinner, art by Paul Kolker
Volume III, Issue 2
Poetry by Annie Christain, interview by Aurelie Sheehan, fiction by Julia Fine, essay by Kirk Nesset, art curated by Owen Duffy
Volume III, Issue 3
Poetry by Nandini Dhar, interview by Sean Street, fiction by Patrick Wilson, essay by Salpi Vartivarian, art by Nance Van Winkle
Volume III, Issue 4
Poetry by Chen Chen, Art by Noah Becker, Interview by Chris Belden, Fiction by Elisa Wolf, Essay by Jay Varner
Volume IV, Issue 1
Introduction by Tanya Grae, Poetry by Danez Smith, Art by Steve Miller, Interview by Junot Diaz, Fiction by Jamie B. De Monte, Essay and Art by Ernesto Caivano
Volume IV, Issue 2
Cover: Daryl Westly, Illustration: Kelly McQuain, Poetry: Dorothea Lasky, Art: Gregory De La Haba, Nonfiction: Jason K. Friedman
Volume IV, Issue 3
Cover: Kelly McQuain, Interview: Kai and Anders Carlson-Wee, Art: Nate Lewis, Paul Vogeler, Stu Watson, Photography: Therese Ritchie