Past Excerpts

Kenneth Ronkowitz

Excerpt from Somewhat Optimistic Horoscopes by Kenneth Ronkowitz

The following poem appears in our Autumn 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. Aries: You woke up again today. Taurus: Nothing bad can happen to you as you read this. Gemini: Even if...

Excerpt from We Are All Right by Angela D’Agostino

The following piece appears in our Summer 2016 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. When I was a teenager, I recall once staring into my reflection in the mirror of the...
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Excerpt from Luckier by Mark Doty

The following essay appears in our Autumn 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. Years ago, getting ready to teach a workshop in a town away from home–downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, far from...
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Excerpt from Navajo Myth and the Theory of Mind by John Justin David

The following essay appears in our Spring 2016 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. Ancient Navajo myth and modern neuroscience are joined together across centuries of thought by their common insights...
Emily Vogel

Excerpt from The Thing About the Woods by Emily Vogel

The following poem appears in our Autumn 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. I don’t want to say what I really want to say. The birds are scarce here, but when...
Rebecca Kuder

Excerpt from (Perfection) DEFECTION by Rebecca Kuder

The following essay appears in our Summer 2017 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. 1. If you will just hold still I’ll brush your hair until every snarl is gone, oh try...
Angela Locke

Excerpt from The Face of God by Angela Locke

The following short story appears in our Summer 2017 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. Had anyone asked, she would have sworn she’d seen car lights coming down the long gravel driveway...
Jane O'Shields Hayner

Excerpt from Refusal and the Dark-Skinned Doll by Jane O’Shields-Hayner

The following piece appears in our Winter 2016 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. IT TOOK EVERYTHING I HAD TO OPEN THAT GLASS AND STEEL DOOR, PULLING WITH ALL MY MIGHT,...
Rasoul Shams

Excerpt from We Eat Love by Rasoul Shams

The following piece appears in our Summer 2017 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download.  A sandalwood burns in an unseen, mysterious realm.   This love spread everywhere is the smoke of that incense. Rumi Daily...
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Excerpt from Lake of the Drowned Women by Vasiliki Katsarou

The following piece appears in our Autumn 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. I returned to a northern lake in a southern country for the wedding of a cousin. In that...