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 […]
KATHERINE RIEGEL is the author of Letters to Colin Firth (winner of the 2015 Sundress Publications chapbook award), What the Mouth Was Made For, and Castaway. Her work has appeared in Brevity, The Gettysburg Review, The Offing, Orion, Poets.org, Tin House, and elsewhere. She is co-founder and poetry editor for Sweet: A Literary Confection.
The Mississippi River ran backwards more than once. A real flight simulator—one pilots train in— makes you feel like you’re flying, even though it’s only a screen in front and six hydraulic legs simulating motion. A hummingbird hawk-moth’s wings beat eighty-five times per second. One summer night in 1975, you believed—absolutely, without […]
What matters? The last of a species died lonely today and still the stars spun, like everything spins, helpless. They say we should not attribute human feelings to nonhumans but isn’t helplessness universal? The car door helpless to stop before it crushes fingers, the naked politician helpless to swing that thing between his […]
Spring has dropped purples and yellows like someone with so much abundance they’re careless of loss. Hot pink azalea bushes crouch round across lawns and I dream they wander, peaceful as cows but wiser. I’m not from here, but even I know the movies get it wrong. No, I don’t believe everyone who voted […]
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 […]