by Tabitha Blankenbiller This June I had to uninstall Timehop from my phone. The app, which collects a This Day in History of past Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts, is usually good for a quick narcissistic thrill. It resurrects the immaculate homemade key lime pie from 2012 I forgot that I made, or reminds me Read more about The MFA Graveyard[…]
by Andrew Rihn Because my wife was presenting on one of the panels, I had the opportunity to attend the 2016 “Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition.” The conference (known simply as “Watson”) is a relatively small, relatively prestigious academic conference held every two years at the University of Louisville. Attendees from all Read more about A Peripheral Review of Watson 2016[…]
by Andrew Rihn 1. “How’d you like to disappear?” Paul Sorvino asks Al Pacino in the 1980 flick Cruising. Pacino looks like Paul Reiser, and Sorvino a little like the dad in The Wonder Years. These are not the roles they’re known for, not how we remember them. This is how they disappear before Read more about My Word Processor Suggests Changing selfie to selfless, and Other Existential Crises[…]
by Jim Warner It’s only after he’s gone that he’s everywhere. And nowhere. Through the labyrinth of First Ave.’s backstage, spilling out into the night. Where one would expect catharsis there is only desperation; cageless tiger pacing within the frame. So much energy spilling out: that manic cry of love or loss or anger or Read more about take me with U.[…]
by Charles Bane Jr.
Feminist poets are creating a golden age of new verse that is being ignored.
by Harry Leeds
The logic goes like this: We need reading because… Science!
by Laryssa Wirstiuk
Yes, I learned how to write stories, but I was also forced to examine all the ways that humans can fail one another.