April 8, 2018

Wooden Indians: Prescriptive Roles in Publishing

By Shauna Osborn

Performative narratives that minority writers are expected to follow are both bountiful and brutally constrictive. Many authors find themselves in situations where, in order to complete projects or be included […]

January 27, 2018

American Sonnets (Part XII: Precursors)

By Dora Malech

[Continued from “American Sonnets (Part XI: Insistence)”] Terrance Hayes ended a 2006 post for Harriet, the Poetry Foundation blog, by writing that “it is possible to value two very different things at […]

February 24, 2017

The Game

By Keith S. Wilson

“He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster…when you gaze long into the abyss the abyss also gazes into you.” – […]

August 31, 2016

Goodbye, World Not Ending

By Rosebud Ben-Oni

“i am the nightbreaker. i shouldn’t go to bed without singing.” ― Sheila Maldonado, “break night song“   Goodbye, summer. Goodbye, multiple showers we’ve taken due to midnight walks in a month-long heat wave, […]

January 31, 2016

Charleston Heavy

By Brian Michael Murphy

I’ve loved Charleston for awhile now. The first time I saw the city’s name was on a baseball cap my dad brought back from Air Force Reserve training, one of […]

November 4, 2015

The Principle of Inversion

By Amit Majmudar

If you look from a distance at our media talking about traditional religions, you find that “Hinduism” is reduced to the caste system and Hindu nationalism, “Islam” to fundamentalist or […]