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What he really liked most was to see the storms coming in. His house was safe and most of the villagers went there to seek shelter. Some would cry from fear and others tried to hide their sadness from …2
Because I don’t believe in alarms, I awaken to words. I get dressed to the good news breaking. In fact, clothing haunts my every move, and the thought of what’s hanging in my closet is enough to keep me from …3
Have at You Now!, by John Gery. WordTech Communications, 2014. $18, 96 pages.
The poet John Gery is deeply concerned with the propensity of those in power to perpetrate mass violence. Expressed most directly in his 1996 book Nuclear Annihilation …4
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
The Testing of Luther Albright, by MacKenzie Bezos. Harper, 2005. $14.99, 256 pages.
Some readers maintain that plots conform to several basic skeletons, with minor variations in between. Regardless of whether this is true, of the models currently on …1
Contributors: Ralph Adamo, Andrea Adolph, R.M Berry, Karen Bjorneby, Laurie Blauner, Kristin Bradshaw, Darren Daniel Chase, Kate Deimling, Marcy Dermansky, Jeanne Emmons, Amy England, Ken Fontenot, Robert Hendrickson, E.A. Hilbert, Christine Hume, Maria M. Hummel, Rodney Jones, John E. Keegan, …0
A carer’s life is boring. Working day in and day out for months, years. Watching over their employers like collies, ever hopeful to spring into action at the first sign of trouble, to be useful, to be heroic. Only this …4
All walls are an ecology whose space could feed
a century. We believe in this theory and that love
is for making children, an instant without hands
that requires the defeat of the tiniest brown dog
stalking the neighborhoods of …
MILTON, BLIND and useless, visited the office of employment in Malebolge. He’d had it with paradise, this sitting around doing nothing to the tunes of Petrarch. There is no devil as we’ve come to think. In the offices and offices
Born in rural Mississippi, the son of a Baptist preacher, Michael Farris Smith has been heralded as a new voice in Southern fiction. Smith’s numerous literary voices, though, are as autonomous from Southern fiction as they are from American fiction. …3