Monthly Archives: April, 2020

News

SUBMISSIONS OPENING 5/1 FOR MOM EGG REVIEW 19 We welcome work about any aspects, phases, or experiences of motherhood or mothering, from pre-inception to later life. We accept submissions only via SUBMITTABLE.  Read the full guidelines here.  Early Bird Submissions May…

Authors' Notes

Margo Orlando Littell on The Distance from Four Points My Characters’ Trapped-in-Amber Fate When I started writing The Distance from Four Points in 2013, pandemics were something safely tucked away in the world of science fiction or dystopian…

Book Reviews

Review by Deborah Leipziger Susan de Sola’s poems are like sea glass arriving on the shore: beautiful, crystalline, and surprising. Her first poem “Bowl of Sea Glass” conveys a tactile joy: The sea’s soft fingers of anemone…

Authors' Notes

Marjorie Maddox On Writing Inside Out: Poems on Writing and Reading Poems with Insider Exercises   I didn’t plan on publishing a book during a pandemic. You may not have planned on reading it then, either. But, since most of…

Book Reviews

Review by Lisa C. Taylor Rebecca Foust’s chapbook The Unexploded Ordnance Bin is timely during a pandemic. The unexploded ordnance bin her son finds on the beach becomes a metaphor for political chaos, neural divergence, and the kind…

Prose

Here, At Home My current creative life is a ritual performed only for myself. A site-specific, home-bound durational piece. – – Lauren Sharpe, “Domesticity, Now” In recent weeks our relationships with our homes…

Prose

Kelly Bargabos   All There Is The receptionist who collects the tickets unlocks the front door. The narrow hallway fills up. The line is organized and orderly, for the most part. They only get rowdy when someone takes too…

Prose

Sarah W. Bartlett Coming Home “Where we want to be is where we ought to live” – SWB, summer 1996 Apparently, I’ve been searching for a sense of home since childhood. In the great woods behind our…

Prose

Joanna Bettelheim Our Ex, Carol My father married my mother, whose name is Carolyn. After they divorced, he dated Carol. My mother bought a house in an adjacent neighborhood, keeping me in the same school district. My new bedroom…

Prose

Laura Dennis It’s Not Always Headline News Every morning, the same routine. Sip my coffee. Scan the news. Gasp at the pain in my gut. The headlines alone drive me to close my laptop and stare off into space.…

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