Excerpt: Sara Lefsyk

From A Small Man Looked At Me ONE NIGHT I DREMT there was an extremely old man lying next to me in a tunnel of windows where a bird flew wall to wall. But when the old man asked me to describe the bird I couldn’t. I just couldn’t! And because we were in the … Continue reading


Story: Greg Letellier

How to Get Coffee with Your Older Brother Brad Know that with Brad, timing is everything. Catch him at a free moment. This is the toughest part. Due to his OCD, you know by now that he’s not good with sudden changes in his steady schedule. Catch him when he’s just gotten back from work … Continue reading


Mid-Week Feature: Erika Adams & Sandra Marchetti

from A Detail in the Landscape Please click on the image for a closer look. Erika Adams is a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in printmaking. She earned a BA in both Art and Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz, an MFA from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and studied at the Tamarind Institute where … Continue reading


Poem: Margaret Young

Lullaby Drive west with me. Night falling in the jungle night falling on the ocean falling on the children of beasts. Remember when we drove over the cliff into the tunnel, along the path scattered by the yellow moon? Do you remember how new we were, do you remember ocean animals on YouTube, souls along … Continue reading


In Place Podcast: Joe Kapitan

Our ninth episode of the In Place Podcast features stories from Joe Kapitan’s recent set at Eastern Point Lit House in Gloucester, MA. Joe’s chapbook A Pocket Guide to North American Ghosts won the Lit House Press inaugural prose chapbook contest in 2013, and we were so pleased when he said he would be in … Continue reading


Excerpt: Christopher Linforth

From When You Find Us We Will Be Gone The Lake Ruth held up a large roadmap of Kansas against the passenger-side window. Bright sunlight bled through the thin paper, washing out the towns, blending together the endless miles of farmland. “I think we’re here,” she said, pointing to a red line in the middle. … Continue reading


Story: Ronald Friedman

Exit Strategy “How long you been waiting?” “It feels like I’ve been here forever. Couple hours, maybe.” “You here for an exit pass?” “What else? This piece of crap. Look at that. Four pages. I need two signatures in this section here. What about you?” “Same. It’s closing down fast. Another hour or two and … Continue reading


Poem: Harold Whit Williams

Lines Composed Upon Hearing You’ve Touched Down Safely Who are these that fly like a cloud, and like doves to their windows? – Isaiah 60:8 O my peregrine beloved, you stormcloud chaser, You blue sky gypsy! I can finally exhale to whisper A prayer of thanks to any and all deities above, Below, make-believe or … Continue reading


Three Questions: Lauren Gordon

We featured an excerpt from Lauren Gordon’s new chapbook Meaningful Fingers (Finishing Line Press) earlier this summer.  She is the author of the forthcoming chapbooks: Keen (Horse Less Press) and Generalizations about Spines (Yellow Flag Press), and her work has appeared or is forthcoming with Sugar House Review, burntdistrict, Inter|rupture, Smoking Glue Gun, [PANK], MiPOesias, Menacing Hedge … Continue reading


Excerpt: Edward A. Dougherty

From Everyday Objects Twins Your parents were full of joy —and weariness—when you were born, and the people thronged the capital straining our voices in a song against war. You pushed into a world of lungs and blood, where compassion and fear contend. Washington, that marbled city, in October becomes a delicate loveliness, where the … Continue reading


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