Poem: David Appelbaum

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Of Seagulls 1 fumitory a word like ah slung over a stone lid not the cave nor risen sign neither murmur spells crumbled ash effaced all but a text 2 usher tell it rustle a bushel russet sets and other beautiful hopes lichen of this zone blooms on the rim under the nestle of ether … Continue reading

In Place: Karie Friedman, Live at New England College

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This episode is part of our new In Place LIVE series. We are pleased to be able to bring you live performances from some of our favorite writers. Friedman’s reading was part of the New England College MFA program’s 10th anniversary celebration on June 23, 2012. After many years as an editor for small literary … Continue reading

Saturday Special Feature: Michael Deragon

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It is with great pleasure we bring you Dear Darling, a horror/thriller poetic film composed, directed, and created by Michael Deragon, and shot entirely on an iPhone. We plan to bring you more Saturday Special Features in the near future. Michael Deragon is a Los Angeles-based multimedia artist working with language, video, sound and collage. Most … Continue reading

Excerpt: Kyle Hemmings

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From Anime Junkie MeatHead For 17 earth years, Kat’s nocturnal dreams have not turned her into a boy. Nor does she believe in chromosome 5 and the circadian tragedy of her pocket-size life. Her dreams are grey scale, and in all of them, her prince is a superhero rendered impotent by the lack of light. … Continue reading

Story: Marion de Booy Wentzien

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A Desert Childhood 1981 When you’re a kid you never know what’s really ahead of you. You wait for Christmas, school, summer vacation and long for surprises that never come. You think you can make a wish on the first star that pops out at night and that the wish will come true—even though it … Continue reading

Haiku: Frances LeMoine

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mornings’ alarming color sharded as bantam bruise-blue wings alight and mute these too-long days Frances LeMoine has had two collections of poetry published, The Moon Makes No Difference to Me (Asterius Press) and Bourbon Skin(Lummox Press). Her poems have been published widely, with several translated into Japanese, Spanish, Hindi, Romanian and French. In addition to … Continue reading

Poem: Charles O’Hay

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Can You Hear Me Now? I stand in a roadside phone booth, not to make a call but to remember the feeling. To remember a time when a telephone call was sacred as a prayer and required a degree of privacy. Outside, I watch as a dog, lame in one leg, roots in garbage behind … Continue reading

In Place: Tucker Sampson, Live at New England College

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This episode is part of our new In Place LIVE series. We are pleased to be able to bring you live performances from some of our favorite writers. Sampson’s reading was part of the New England College MFA program’s 10th anniversary celebration on June 23, 2012. Originally from Connecticut, Tucker Sampson lives and works in … Continue reading

Excerpt: Bucky Sinister

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From Time Bomb Snooze Alarm Such a Heavenly Way to Die I had a mouthful of donut coming out of Hunt’s
 and coming down off acid This matte black Monte Carlo stripped of its trim
blowing smoke out its tailpipe like a basehead on payday pulled up and I heard The Queen Is Dead
 the Smiths … Continue reading

Story: Donna Vorreyer

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Technicolor Yellow used to be my favorite color. Dull days passed, crumbling like parchment, but at night, you’d feed me saffron rice and lemonade, and we’d make love until we bloomed like sunflowers. I painted the kitchen maize and wore a daffodil dress to tell you the news. Your face jaundiced, the yellow of dead, … Continue reading

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