By Adèle Saint-Pierre Adèle Saint-Pierre is a Franco-American artist. Originally from Maine, she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
By Mark Bennion Not even a score of years ago,you pulled on my pant legs, beggingme to sing one more off-kilterRodgers and Hart tune before turning offthe lights. “My … Continue Reading Audition
By Martins Deep The night you died, Echo never stopped howling poor dog, barking and barkingrestless as your fingers over the pages of a Bible you never read until you started … Continue Reading in memoriam ii
By Joe Ducato The first time it happened, he felt like his bones were breaking one-by-one. He wouldn’t be liberated from the feeling until he was in his 20s. Liberation … Continue Reading The Weight
By Daniela Lilly Mouth wide open, unmoving, unclosed,A hollow cave for brittle promisesLeft for dead.Fragile, as the last tearThat brought peace, unwanted. (And) With her last breath,A cup of tea … Continue Reading A Cup of Tea Went Cold
By Sarah Dickenson Snyder I have always seen timeas a circle, a calendar pulling the last month back to the first.The circles shrink and tighten, how I see babies being … Continue Reading Time & Space
By David Troupes Blue plastic washed among weed,among rope and foamwith the other torn things, arrived through bowels of making and metal,the gizzards and vents of the world-machine. Petrochemicals, trees perhaps— … Continue Reading An Island Off Chatham
William Crawford William C. Crawford is a photographer based in Winston Salem, NC. He invented Forensic Foraging, a throwback, minimalist approach for modern digital photographers. His new book, CRAWDADDY CHASES … Continue Reading Bargain Possibilities
By Sarah Dickenson Snyder My first kiss was under a leaf pilemy face flecked with fall—latermy father burned the moundin front of our house on the edgeof Elm Street. All … Continue Reading Kindling
Toti O’Brien Of the tree that shed a gigantic branchflooding it with a shot of lymphsucked up from the roots, causing it to burstexploded by centrifugal pressureI heard the sacrifice … Continue Reading The Cure
By William C. Crawford William C. Crawford is a photographer based in Winston Salem, NC. He invented Forensic Foraging, a throwback, minimalist approach for modern digital photographers. His new book, … Continue Reading No Longer Used!
By Christopher Palmer Waiting for the bus ITurn to face the freezing rain,Hear the quick-low tapping on my glasses. Gentle but sharp, not moving too quickly.Tendrils of a distant fire … Continue Reading Somewhere, In the Distance
By Mary Christine Delea is its cool detachment. The machine hasnothing to lose or gain no matterwhat is discovered. The MRI, all metaland lights, knows only its own sounds, noises … Continue Reading What the DVT Loves about the MRI
By Bonnie Larson Staiger after Margaret Haberman’s “How to Make Espresso” In the center of the continentmy landlocked coffee machinegurgles and spits mannaand crema in my insulated mug.Not bad actually … Continue Reading A Straight Shot Between Friends
Writing can be one spectacular coping mechanism for disaster, and the past year has inspired many brilliant pieces. But turning pain into art about pain is one thing. How can … Continue Reading Comfort Contest!