Phoebe nominates for the following prizes: The Best American Series Best of the Net Anthology The Pushcart Prize Best New Poets 2017 Best New Poets Nominees Skyler LaLone, “Santa Fe” Eve Romm, “the body is an instrument of the ten directions” 2016 Best of the Net Anthology Fiction Nominees Luke Tennis, “Go Long” Jacqueline Doyle, “Winter Afternoon” Poetry…
The thought passed through my mind that I was sitting with ‘Eve,’ a petite, attractive, open woman who had endured the obvious conflicts of a life with not just one personality, or even three as the public had been lead to believe, but in fact had come to terms with 22 separate personalities before she entered her present state of stability, resolution.
Bićh-Daò Khuu It is summertime and the children have just finished with school for one more year. Usually during this time the streets are crowded with happy toddlers and young men and women. However, on this particular day, fathers and mothers are hurrying their young ones home and are closing their doors quickly behind them….
this is a place without a terrain a government that always changes an
unstable language. Even buildings disappear from day to day.
[gendered pronoun] wanders in this place
the condition of bearableness is the constant state of mind for all
we read all day in the village square during the rule of [name of major
historical figure] a book that is so subtle
[its political content goes unnoticed
what is its political content?
[the question or the statement
[generic pronoun] create
[a reader culture
[possessive pronoun] prefer both
Diane E.S. Prentiss
We are nine American researchers in a rented minivan, racing from Kingston to the eastern coastal region of St. Thomas parish. This end of the island doesn’t sport timeshare resorts and high-priced bungalows. There are no freckled young men in Vuarnets, printed boxers, and zinc noses playing volleyball on the beach. No drinks with umbrellas, Hard Rock Cafes, or expensive dance clubs. There are no telephones, few cars, and only an occasional shop. Electricity is in a few households, but only for two or three hours each evening. No hustling. Tourist cocaine has no place out here on the flat plains worked by laborers.
Table of Contents Virginia Downs Poetry Award The Virginia Downs Poetry Award was established by the family and friends of Virginia Downs (1916-1984), poet and George Mason graduate. It honors outstanding poetry written by George Mason students. This year’s award winners are: Barbara Miller, “Writing with Alyson on My Lap” Pat Sigel, “Pinning the Pattern”…
I haven’t admitted this to anyone. I want to learn to kill something.
It sounds crazy, but I seem to be the only one who doesn’t know how. Hunters know. Doctors know. Soldiers, judges, murderers, God.
Katie Willingham 1. BBC News, March 5th: Scientists publish the most detailed brain scans ever taken. Images of the first sixty-eight subjects take up about two terabytes of computer memory, enough to fill over four hundred DVDs. 2. To make a darkroom, you must paper the windows, to keep out the light. 3. There are…
Christian A. Winn Yesterday the boy I pretend is David phoned. “Hi, Mom,” he said. “Happy birthday.” It was not my birthday, and I told him so, as I always do. “I miss you out here,” he said. I could hear the clatter of traffic behind him. I asked where he was. “Indiana,” he said,…
Jenny Xie I learn about Dustin’s death through Facebook. I am at work, taking a lunch of grilled chicken and broccolini at my desk, a diet prescribed by my pregnant Trisha, who now insists that I eat for posterity. The message was posted five hours ago. Five hours ago: I had my morning mug in…