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Now LIVE: our new issue, "Birth, School, Work, Death."

Now LIVE: our new issue, “Birth, School, Work, Death.”

We present our Summer/Fall 2019 issue–“Birth, School, Work, Death” … Four phases of life, with the beauty in the details. See the Contents and Contributors by clicking here. If you wish, you can go to the Table of Contents and Contributors’ Notes on Medium here: Contents. The format on Medium is slightly different. Cover image:...
"Wordless," an essay by Susan Moldaw.

“Wordless,” an essay by Susan Moldaw.

All we can say at the end. “She rubs my knuckles and down each finger with even sweeps of her thumb, her other hand bent clawlike beside her face.” Orange Memorial Hospital. Photograph by Chad Hunt. The old woman lies in the fetal position in her hospital bed, breathing the slow, rhythmic sighs of death. She moans,...
“Prologue” and “A Spectacle”: two poems by Heather Tourgee from "Birth, School, Work, Death."

“Prologue” and “A Spectacle”: two poems by Heather Tourgee from “Birth, School, Work, Death.”

“The world is not ending! The world is not ending!” To enjoy these features as broadsides, drag the images to your desktop. Or simply scroll down to read in plain text. These poems are also available, in slightly different format, on Medium. Prologue after Robert Burns I awake one night in April to the sounds and...
“Assisted Hatching,” an essay by Christine Caulfield.

“Assisted Hatching,” an essay by Christine Caulfield.

The complicated quest to conceive. “To be barren was like having leprosy …” Image by Matthew Henry. We used to joke about being barren. Before we started trying to have a baby, when we were just talking about it, my partner and I would see in everything signs that I was barren and laugh. To be barren...
“Holy Smoke Vanities,” a poem by Gerard Sarnat.

“Holy Smoke Vanities,” a poem by Gerard Sarnat.

On death and the spirit. “ … winds can visit my carcass plus perhaps maybe recall us dust to dust to dust …” You can enjoy this poem as a broadside by dragging the image below to your desktop — or scroll down to read as regular text. Holy Smoke Vanities – i. Delusions of Grandeur R.I.P Tom Wolfe, 1931–2018 Snubbed, existing barely,...