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    by Scott David When my wife says, “These college girls make me feel fat,” one does not blithely accept the observation as if the facts that gave rise to it
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  • Poetry by Joseph Spece

    SOLDIERY: ALOMAR DESCRIES Once, I wanted to fit. Gave the living fashion due. Diamond was rarefied though it had no call on flint, and flint’s structure. Aureate was a kind
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  • Ascension in B&W

    by Anna Guercio This moment from now on, we will be or find unflinching movement, umbrellas out of a dream of Arle, entryway to the tale I’d tell if authorized
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  • Conflation Conflagaration

    by Anna Guercio 1 Rue me or court, but look into this august assurance: form has to do with power and control is one thing to do with power and
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  • The Laminator

    by Kathryn Zurlo To crush between two sheets of plastic; to mummify for public spectacle. Translucent jars hold ancient organs, naked in the eye of the forgiver. Laminated clouds could
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  • Waspish. Another Summer.

    by Liana Scalettar In 1989 I still knew how to dress. You didn’t know me then; I hadn’t thought I could ever meet you or earn you, I could only
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  • Goethe’s Italy Isn’t

    by Liana Scalettar Goethe’s Italy isn’t Ours. In Termini, while nearby stone angels teeter and vibrate, their molecules aquiver like anyone else’s, their lyres and harps sounding to those who
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  • Real Time

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  • Untitled

    by Simon Perchik * I lift to make it remember, shake and this thick wooden beam holding on tighter, juts from the pile as if it hears a great wind
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  • Descended from Bears

    by William Doreski This Quonset hut in the woods lacks plumbing, lacks a view, and reeks of crystal meth. Living here means rushing into the forest until I rent a
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  • Cower Smallpox

    by Nancy Devine Milky skin is not butter or cream churned soft into my cheeks. The udder’s sallow wash on brow or jaw. But what I do with my hands,
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  • Drained water runs clockwise

    by Chris Davidson like lids and screws in our hemisphere. In the Southern, they’ve got spiral variety, and depending on the continent: dingo, hyena, or maned wolf. Dogs and dog-like
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  • Postcard from Somewhere

    by Chris Davidson We took the island course inland where hills were split by rain, where paths of red dirt lay, and roads were wet and black and windy. With
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  • As young men crossing the plains

    by Chris Davidson As young men crossing the plains, we looked for what was heard of at one time: sheltered valley orchards, fresh springs and fertile soil. What we found
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  • Anhydrides

    by Greg November Purpose: To determine the amount of water in the hydrated form of cupric sulfate. Qualitative Data: We left soon after it all went down. Jane remained inconsolable,
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  • Our Last Arrangement

    by Charles Farrell The first thing I did that night was trade my life for Howard Bennett’s. From there I moved on to smaller problems. Just before the card’s opening
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  • Charles Farrell Interview

    1. How does a jazz pianist end up managing fighters? It’s kind of a funny story.  Around 1990, I got involved with Lou Thesz, who was working as an agent
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But yet I am firmly persuaded that a great deal of consciousness, every sort of consciousness, in fact, is a disease. — Notes from Underground

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