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 […]
TOM LARSEN has been writing fiction for twenty years and his work has appeared in Newsday, New Millennium Writing, Raritan, Best American Mystery Stories, Philadelphia Stories Magazine, and the LA Review. His novels Flawed and Into the Fire are available through Amazon. Tom lives in the Pennsport section of South Philadelphia, home to Mummers, Flyers and that screw-you slant that made this city great. For a writer auditioning characters, the 19148 zip is a casting gold mine.
My mother is standing on a bench in the spare bedroom. I can see by the certainty of her movements that she’s done this before. “Look,” she points. “They turned the refrigerators around. Sanders must have told them I complained.” Through the window I can see two rusting refrigerators standing flush against the back of […]
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 […]