“When I let go of worrying about what [genre] it was, I think my work improved.”
Volume XXXIX | Number 3
Selections from our latest issue available now:
Poetry by Kazim Ali, Katy Didden, Rose McLarney and Ryan Patrick Smith;
An essay by Paula Carter and Meggan Kehrli and an excerpt from an essay by Gretchen Henderson;
And David S. Reynolds reviews Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, The Slaves Cause: A History of Abolition by Manisha Sinha, and The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War by James Oakes.
“I started working within the idea that though a poem’s form is essential, it could be spontaneous, jarring, and mutable—I was influenced by the digitalization of poetry, the way we can read poems now on screens and the various sizes of the screens can change the form of the poem.”
To name a thing gives breath as smacking
a newborn’s bottom precedes that big inhale
and a lifetime’s crying over spilt milk,
as I’ve craved my great-grandfather’s name,
enthralled by the manly innuendo
of Everhard Stein.
The day my mother hired a new housekeeper to replace the last one caught stealing was the same day Yaiza arrived on the tennis courts. It was almost summer. Our…
This is how I find out Jenny is pregnant on Mars. “Do you want to go outside?” Jenny says. It’s just after lunch, which was freeze-dried Reubens.
The winner and runners-up of the 2017 Short Fiction Contest, Why We Chose It by Editor at Large Natalie Shapero, and more!
Featuring Why We Chose It by International Editor John Kinsella, the Science Writing Symposium at Kenyon, and more!
This month’s newsletter features Why We Chose It by Associate Editor, Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky, a podcast with Solmaz Sharif, and much more!