Once again, Trump targets the NEA
You mean transforming into a coffee shop didn’t work?
Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale coming in September.
Nobel in Literature will return this fall
Another case of plagiarism. When will people learn?
The book publishing scandals of February
Recent Fiction

My Broken Brain, by Angie Ellis

I keep a list of songs I know well, so that if I get dementia people can reach the real me hidden inside my broken brain.
Recent Poetry

Serving, by Kari Gunter-Seymour

Remember that time your dog died and I didn’t tell you for months
Recent CNF

Freddy Krueger is Not Real, by Dina Peone

I was under the covers in my sister’s bedroom, deep asleep, while flames spread from a nearby candle.
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Gatsby

Gatsby

by Camille Griep

Like almost everyone in America, I first encountered the puzzle that is The Great Gatsby in high school.

Circumstances

Circumstances

by Camille Griep

By the time they pull you out of the car, the party is already half over. Harry from accounting has mown through the good cheese and the VP is opening the evening’s lesser quality wines.

This Isn’t Silverlake Anymore

This Isn’t Silverlake Anymore

by Neil McCarthy

I hear the slightly scratched voice of Joan Baez coming from / the record player singing about the junipers in the pale moonlight, / applause erupting like hailstones on a corrugated iron roof.

Hearsay

Hearsay

by Carla Ferreira

They say in Avignon people dance on the bridge / that was either unfinished or fell apart— / no one remembers those folk stories anymore.

A Letter to Nick Ut

A Letter to Nick Ut

by Samantha Storey

Of all the images to come out of Saigon, your photo of the naked girl running toward the camera is the iconic one.

The Spoken World

The Spoken World

by Brett Garcia Rose

Here are the rules: You must begin every sentence or phrase with a vowel. Any word beginning with a consonant is considered high risk and must be preceded without pause by a vowel ending in a higher tonality.

Last Time at the Arch Street Tavern

Last Time at the Arch Street Tavern

by Gail C. DiMaggio

Another Monday in another February and the streets outside / are shiny with sleet, speckled with litter. Everything / diminishes—sumac and elm, Dad’s old Buick. Lust.

The Reincarnation of the Seagull

The Reincarnation of the Seagull

by Lisa Pellegrini

Before he was a seagull / he was the bed of the ocean / its stronghold and place of / penance, a tenderfoot of sorts.

Watching Snow Falling in a Mirror

Watching Snow Falling in a Mirror

by Timothy Walsh

From where I sit, the mirror on the opposite wall / shows the outside world / through the window behind me.

I Keep

I Keep

by Ian Hilgendorf

I doodled your name a thousand times a day. Even before I seen you, I knew you was made like on a potting wheel, formed together by the fires of my womb.

Fireside
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