Contributors: Jody Cordova, Joan Fay Cuccio, Bonnie Arant Ertelt, Randall Garrison, Stephen Gibson, Bruce Henricksen, B.D. Love, Todd James Pierce, James M. Tierney, William F. Van Wert, Christine Wiltz
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The City of Lost Fortunes, by Bryan Camp. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. 384 pages, $24.
The city of New Orleans has a particular ability to suck visitors into its own narrative. Maybe it’s the city’s abundance of stories that …0
Eli Horowitz—former editor and publisher of McSweeney’s—released a new book about a generation of children born without speech, The Silent History, as a serialized novel that came out daily on iOS devices (iPhone and iPad). It included e-specific features …0
Fringe Florida: Travels among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles, by Lynn Waddell. University Press of Florida, 2013. $24.95, 255 pages.
When most people think of Florida, they think of retirement, yachting, and college …3
Nicotine, by Gregor Hens. Translation from German by Jen Calleja. Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2015. $12, 168 pages.
There is no acceptable vice that generates instantaneous revulsion as smoking does now. The division between smokers and non-smokers is like day and …6
Sheila Heti’s third book, How Should a Person Be? is about Sheila. The character is a Toronto-based writer grappling with a play she can’t seem to finish, stuck in a marriage that stifles her. …2
A year ago, James Marriott and Mika Minio-Paluello, activists at the London-based organization Platform, published The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London. An account of their travels along thousands of miles of BP …3
the color of hair rinse that comes off on the pillowcase. My
grandparents slept in separate beds on separate floors of the house,
my grandma kept her shoes in the original boxes, I hid a cookie
behind the couch because …
Ongoingness: The End of a Diary, by Sarah Manguso. Graywolf, 2015. $20, 97 Pages.
Though a memoir, Sarah Manguso’s latest book, Ongoingness: The End of a Diary, focuses less on Manguso’s life and more on her meticulous journaling, which …2
Babbs and Clean-Willy iron together in the buff.
You can see them. Babbs’ jelly-fish figure.
Clean-Willy the same but harder and hirsute,
like a balding chimp, smoking as he sprays starch.
They are half-drunk but diligent
in their ironing uniforms …
Born and raised in Northern California, Kathleen Alcott studied in Southern California, lived in San Francisco, and presently resides in Brooklyn. Her work appears in American Short Fiction; Slice; Explosion Proof; The Rumpus, Rumpus Women Vol. 1…3