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Mad Heat Be Praised,” by Kat Meads.

“Purple Eyeshadow,” by Rene Denfield.

“Parsing The Big Sleep”: three writer-editors talk about tackling a monolithic work of literature–the style, the background, the collaboration, the noir of it all.

“Flask,” a poem by Ellen Stone.

Luanne Castle’s “Family Laundry” series:  Series Introduction, An Account of a Poor Oil Stove Bought Off Dutch Pete,” “What Came Between a Woman and Her Duties,” “The Weight of Smoke,” “Half-Naked Woman Found Dead,” “Someone Else’s Story

The Tiny Paradise of Rebecca M. J. Hymes,” interview about art and pain, with miniaturist painter Hymes.



Familial Bodies,” by A. W. Barnes–facing a father’s scorn after a gay son’s suicide. Memoir.

My Good Name,” by Christine Gelineau–on what happens when innocent ego surfing turns up an evil Doppelgänger.

Such a Beautiful Tomb,” by Charlotte Simmonds–on looking out of the tomb, rather than into it.

Two Hats at Once“: a book publicist becomes an author–and promotes her own book, by Caitlin Hamilton Summie.

Images of the Secret Self”: Chad Hunt’s Halloween neighborhood portraits.

School of Hope and Glory“–Britain’s imperial mission and how one public-school lad failed it, by David H. Mould.

Unite with Love, Resist with Love–one artist’s version of the year in review, pink pussy hats and all. Painting and exegesis by Jonathan Machen.

The Robo-Caller’s Lonesome Wife; or, Women Who Don’t Love Shoes That Much,” by Susann Cokal.



“Red Ferry, Blue Ferry,” by Michael Fallon.

The Amazing Kolb Brothers of  Grand Canyon,” by Roger Naylor.

El Rosario Road“: The spell of ordinary spectacle, by Douglas Haynes.

Hands Chopping Air”: On teaching ESL in New York’s Chinatown, by Rachel Aydt.

July 4 and an American Childhood Abroad,” memoir by Gregory Osina Weatherford.

     “Dream Geographies,” a series by poet Judith Serin and artist Masami Inoue

      Interview: “Illustrating the Poem that Records the Dream.

       Link to the series in the order published.



Feminine Orders,” a poem by Annie Persons.

Poems by Marylen Grigas:

While You Were Sleeping

A Hypochondriac’s Guide to the Body

Notes from a Capricious Correspondent

Night Mending


Home Security



Religion, Art, and Advertising–with a Dash of Krause and Fenske,” by Jamal Stone.



The 2016 Election Through Millennial Eyes: One Teen’s Hopeful Take on the Morning After,” by Emily Hayes-Rich.

Abby Is Tall and Blonde,” memoir by Abby Otte.

In Defiance of Genre: on Octavia Butler,” by Jamal Stone.

Pop Culture Pulse: Flashback for Election Season 2016 — gender, toys, and politics.”



Trees doodle by Kat Meads.

Halloween photo by Chad Hunt.

Mountaintop photo of contributor Emily Hayes-Rich by Leslie Hayes.

True stories, honestly.