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Issue 27 | Winter 2021

War Story

By | Fiction

Baldy spots two breasts floating in the water. Baldy, Country, Sarge, R.J., and I all line up along the water’s edge. “Look at this,” Aftershock yells from downriver. A torso propped up by a knotted rubber tree.  Nervous laughter. Baldy throws up.  Country points to another body, neck to belly, that surfaces near the first.

Why I Didn’t Go to Your Funeral

By | Book Review

Nobody made a sound. Someone I loved was gone and it was hard to pretend, it was foolish to be preoccupied by the business of expression.

Issue 27 | Winter 2021

Five Windows

By | Book Review

Charley Burlock reviews Five Windows by Jon Roemer (Dzanc Books, 2019).

Issue 27 | Winter 2021

My Red Heaven

By | Book Review

Jeffrey Condran reviews My Red Heaven by Lance Olsen (Dzanc Books, 2020).

Issue 27 | Winter 2021

Review and Interview: The Falls

By | Book Review

Risa Denenberg reviews The Falls by Emily Mohn-Slate and interviews the author.

Issue 27 | Winter 2021

The Oracle of Thompson Street: Remembering Samuel Menashe

By | Nonfiction

Dumbstruck, I felt like I’d just been hit in the gut by a bowling ball. Could it be the very same Samuel Menashe from Chautauqua? The old man with the suspenders and hair like lemon meringue?

Issue 27 | Winter 2021

Come On Up to the House

By | Poetry

Were they tall terns? Or meant to be herons? Lined along the sill of your big bay window, the small wooden birds your hard hands carved as Christmas gifts for a dozen children,

Issue 27 | Winter 2021

As If There Were Lessons

By | Poetry

Those were the hours, infected, we were aware of her body, the fever wringing out the cloth of her, the sheets a witness. This was a skirmish in a war of attrition