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 […]
KEVIN RABAS teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks. He has seven books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner. He is acting Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019).
The nightingale is plucking out its feathers. So what if it pulls them all out? I bought you a flower. You said it had faded. It fades. So what? Are you done judging me or with your jealousy tests? It’s just two kisses on the cheek. So what? At night, you set two shot glasses […]
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 […]