The Three Towers

Fiction Dan Moreau

There was no room for artistic license. The towers were warehouses for books and people. If people wanted art or beauty, they could look for it in a book. Each...

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On the Music of Distraction

Nonfiction Jessica McCaughey

The pitch of the accordion begins low in the dark, but as the spotlight slowly focuses, I see the bellows of the instrument open up, the top ahead of...

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An Interview with Manuel Munoz

Blog Ken Israel

Munoz: "It’s camera movement. When a camera closes in on someone, I’m startled every time, it’s almost unnoticeable. And I’m sort of mimicking that, where I...

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Observed and invented color

Visual Art Meredith Steele

She moves color around the surface and plops it quickly into positive and negative spaces. Edges are often repainted to keep them bold and contrasting....

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A Book About Business for the Self

Blog Daniel D'Angelo

We’re so self-interested that we’ll buy anything that supposedly will make us better, happier—we’ll buy things that explain our memories to us, that tidy...

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To find a priceless home

Poetry Josh Fomon

You sift through hours

of tongues you find a ring

to echo and binding

an eye strewn on your wrist...

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Fall for the Book: Writing Africa Panel

Blog Will Fawley

The panel featured readings by Helon Habila, E. C. Osondu, and Susi Wyss. These three distinct voices offered engaging and completely different stories inspired by...

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Letter from the Editor

Blog Bryan Koen

Of course, if you’re reading this, then chances are you’re already familiar with the magazine—perhaps even aware that we’ve been around for quite awhile....

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Sunset Fever

Poetry Jason Bredle

I was sitting in a convertible in front of a bank 

holding a briefcase full of cash....

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I’d Like to Talk About the Bigger Stuff

Nonfiction R. B. Moreno

Today, in leafing through a bundle of letters to Kyrgyzstan, postmarked in Colorado, a sense of guilt begins to build. The feeling that I abandoned this...

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