Issue 13 Summer 2018 HANIF ABDURRAQIB is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. His first full length poetry collection, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, was released in […]
JANETTE SCHAFER is a freelance writer, photographer, and opera singer living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a 2017 Maenad Fellowship awardee in creative writing through Chatham University. Recent publications of her work can be found in PublicSource, Calamus Journal, Eyedrum Periodically, The Woman Inc., and Chatham University broadsides.
The only things that remain of his past as a drug dealer are the physical indicators: pocked track marks in the creases of his arms, outlines of faded tattoos from decades ago, scars from the knife attacks of heroin-starved junkies or pushers trying to thrust themselves into his territory. He is a quiet older man […]
INTERVIEWS Hanif Abdurraqib interviewed by Ruth Awad Joy Is Not Promised to You ESSAYS Joshua Bernstein The Gospel of Dearth Tom Larsen The Nightmare Next Door Jerome Richard Good and Decent People Janette Schafer The Miracle of Ordinary FICTION Eric Barnes Time Space Thomas Jacobs The Death of Z Ignacio Ortiz Monasterio Fighting for His […]