Mary Oliver has died
Author income down sharply.
Yet another must read from Writer Beware
Works published in ’23 to enter the public domain
Nope, still can’t resell your digital files
Tin House is shuttering its print magazine
Recent Fiction

White Chrysanthemums, by Lori Nevole

My first girlfriend was Catholic, and thought no one would know she was a lesbian if she kept up a great manicure.
Recent Poetry

Not Homework, by Jennifer Gennari

I want to be president / she says unprompted. / Her unfinished writing task / lies on the table between us.
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.
In The Limelight: The Habit of Art: a Year of Daily Painting by Kelcey Parker Ervick
The Last Philosopher

The Last Philosopher

by Robert Wexelblatt

You will appreciate that the title of my lecture is ironic. As yet, there has been no last philosopher, nor do I think there is likely to be one.

Wise Young Fool

Wise Young Fool

by Sean Beaudoin

My room is tiny and dark and smells like sweaty sheets. The window is wide open, but there’s still no air. A heavy pre-lightning gloom overwhelms my clankity-clank fan.

Quiescent Infinite

Quiescent Infinite

by Hélène Cardona

On a visit to my ancestors I’m shown / into the palace of hypnotists / through a small entrance and grand rounding staircase, / each step a drawer containing sculptures.

Sleigh Ride

Sleigh Ride

by Kenneth Robbins

Where: the ninth floor of the Ritz Building, downtown in a median American city on the Southern side of the Mason Dixon Line, a city like Jacksonville, Savannah, or Montgomery, or none of them, or all of them.

Four by Rilke

Four by Rilke

translated by Len Krisak

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is one of the most influential poets in German literature. Following are new translations of four of Rilke’s poems from his 1907 work Neue Gedichte.

The Dreamer Returns Home

The Dreamer Returns Home

by Robert S. King
This was not my house the day / it grew smaller over my shoulder. / The family my blind rage left would not / know me now, nor would I know more / than who they were.
Redemption

Redemption

by Michael O’Keefe

I want you to know two little known facts about me. One: I don’t like name-dropping. Hate it. Loathe it. Abhor it. Really. And I don’t like name-droppers either.

Visitation Rights

Visitation Rights

by Dino Parenti

He’d pick me up from Mama’s early Saturday while she slept, always waiting in his truck down the street and staring down the sun while gnashing on a spicebush twig.

Accidents

Accidents

by Midge Raymond

We’re having the same argument before my sister and her kids come over for a barbecue. I’m running out of reasons he hasn’t heard before, so I tell him, “This morning I saw a woman at Stop & Shop with a bullet on her key chain.”

Piano

Piano

by Joyce Sutphen

Somehow, it keeps itself in tune. / Each key remembers its name / and loves its neighbors— / black and white.

Fireside
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Winner of the 2018 National Book Award in Fiction

Winner of the 2018 Thurber Prize for American Humor

Winner of the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry

2018’s Biggest Adult Book

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The 2018 Pushcart Prize Winners

Winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize

The Best American Short Stories of 2018

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