When your young sons come to visit, we decide to go camping—last time we went to the apple orchard and before that the circus. We are new to this state, new to living away from your sons, so we choose a campground by way of the map. The road curves and curves and curves again […]
PAULA CARTER‘s flash fiction has also appeared in Quick Fiction and Rhino. She recently completed her MFA in creative writing from Indiana University and is currently working on a book project that pairs short stories with creative nonfiction essays.
Going out to see the Great Hale-Bopp Comet in Sam’s old jeep, out past the trailer park on Highway 6. We cut in on one of those gravel roads that punctuate each square mile from here to Saint Louis—pulling over and turning off the lights. The fields are black, but the sky is indigo and […]
The fields wave like the ocean when the corn is up and the storm on the weather radio is just taking shape. The sky turns yellow-gray and the wind comes from the east and the fields wave like the ocean. During these storms Traver comes into the house and sits at the round kitchen table […]
Issue 1 Spring 2009 V. JOSHUA ADAMS is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago and editor of Chicago Review. JOE AMATO‘s recent books include Pain Plus Thyme (Factory School 2008) and Industrial Poetics: Demo Tracks for a Mobile Culture (Iowa 2006). His memoir, Once an Engineer: A Song of the Salt City, is forthcoming later […]
FEATURED ARTIST David-Baptiste Chirot NECESSITY IS THE MOTHERFUCKER OF INVENTION thoughts on the delete button THE NEW EXTREME EXPERIMENTAL AMERICAN POETRY a gallery featuring the visual works of poet, artist, and human rights activist David-Baptiste Chirot Jared Schickling, David-Baptiste Chirot FINDING THE ROOOT an interview conducted by Jared Schickling with David-Baptiste Chirot that will […]