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Fear of weakness
A holy man holds holly plants aloft,
so wholly bent on kissing every saint.
Though he mis-thought (it’s mistletoe he wanted),
my haunted face will dip beneath the branches,
masquerading as each missing martyr.
Names are important. Daphne Du Maurier knew that. Names are identifiers. Signifiers. Indicators. Of something more. Names say something about you before anyone has even seen you. Names make you attached. Even if you aren’t so attached to your own …2
Contributors: C. Dawn Davis, Reggie Scanlan, Britta Ameel, Sam Witt, G. C. Waldrep, William Wright, Joshua Wilkinson, Ben Doyle, Stephen Ajay, Mark DeCarteret, Nick Courtright, Michael Hudson, Mark Ehling, Daniel Gutstein, Kim Chinquee, K.A. Hays, Smith Henderson, Chris Dombrowski, Sarah …0
The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction: Advice and Essential Exercises from Respected Writers, Editors, and Teachers, edited by Dinty W. Moore. Rose Metal Press, 2012.$15.95, 180 pages.
The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing …0
Contributors: Octavio Armand, Richard Bevis, John Biguenet, Layeh Bock, Marc Brasz, Michel Butor, Allen H. Chappel, Edilberto Coutinho, Si Dunn, Tom Dworetzky, Richard Easton, Lee Fahnestock, Ernest Ferlita S.J., Ken Fontenot, Calvin Harlan, Jeanine Hathaway, Bruce Henrickson, Wolfgang Hildesheimer, Richard …0
arranged in a pile, stinking like wildflowers,
used gym socks protruding
from their “mouths” like stamen.
Why is the stink of bacteria so alluring to me?
The accumulation of single cells in a dark,
damp sole, the minutiae …
Timothy Morton, an author and intellectual whose work largely examines ecology through the lens of posthuman philosophy, will give a talk at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Whitney Presentation Room in Thomas Hall on the campus of …1
Contributors: Daniel Borzutzky, Peter Joseph Gloviczki, Kass Fleisher, Bill Cotter, Mary Leader, Christopher Merkner, A. Minetta Gould, Tom C. Hunley, Joshua Corey, Seth Abramson, Daneen Wardrop, Geoff Wyss, Peter Streckfus, Christopher Kirsch, Teresa Milbrodt, C. J. Sage, Diane Seuss, Peter …0
Contributors: Thomas R. Preston, William Goldhurst, Roy A. Rosenberg, John Morressy, Joyce Carol Oates, Price Caldwell, Ernest J. Gaines, Leonard L. White, John B. Cotter, Jr., Lloyd Goldman, Walter Weiss, James Seay, Stuart Silverman, Sybil Kein, Robert Bonazzi, Don Brady, …0
What happens when the body is not the body you expected or desired,
What happens as a parent when the body that comes from you
or out of you is not what you expected.
What happens when that body never …3