Tag Archives: Issue #19

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Jess Hirsch

Like many contemporary artists working today, the artistic practice of Jess Hirch is a hybrid of many disciplines: drawing, sculpture, installation, performance. She embraces banal materials, often found in homes and thrift stores, giving them new life and meaning inmore…


Peculiar Travel Suggestions Are Dancing Lessons From God: Part Five

by J. Albin Larson Discussed in this article: Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. [Delacorte, 1969] ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… In the aftermath of the shooting that took place on January 8 at the rally for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, we’ve alreadymore…


Three Poems by Gregory Lawless

Save Us Spring flowers whistling and pea-brainiac birds sleeking eastward like cosmonauts with blastoff elations and fuzzy helmets and heat-resistant hearts

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A Poem by Mark Leidner

Pearls Before Swine If there’s one thing I hate, it’s casting pearls before swine. Therefore, whenever I’m surrounded by swine, I never cast pearls. I hold them back and cast other things that are more appropriate to swine, like acorns,more…


Necessary Enemies: Fear & Failure in Popular Performance

by Franz Nicolay When I was five years old, I got a magic set as a birthday present: a black plastic box about a foot square, honeycombed with primary-color trapdoors and sliding innards; a short, white-tipped wand from which, whenmore…

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Dead Baby Stories

The baby died in her womb, when he was six or seven months old. It was a boy she thinks, though she never asked, wanted to be surprised. Her doctor, a narrow man with cruel eyes, insisted she have amore…



Listen: “Co-op” by Geoff Herbach Stream Geoff Herbach’s short story “Co-op” by pressing play above. Or to download (DRM free) to iTunes or other mobile devices right click the link (or control click on Mac). For more by Geoff Herbachmore…


Chitlins In Mid-July

My finger slip off the trigger. The butt graze the closet door. Cool metal ride the inside of my leg. It feel good, make my nipples quiver. I pull the muzzle from my mouf ‘n fan the wasp away. Itmore…


A Poem by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

as with the haiku as courante her heels a clatter as with dholak and dhol – which the bigger roll?

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A Poem by Michael Cadnum

Sweet Wears Off This was in the long days when you could buy lottery tickets with your tip money.  We both had the same job, bussing bones out of the diner.  The boss had no eyes, he had no mouth. more…

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Kirk Demerais

You might have seen Kirk Demarais’ work on your birthday card, at the toy store, or in the book Life of the Party: A Visual History of S.S. Adams Company, Makers of Pranks and Magic. He is a painter, filmmaker,more…

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