All Issues

Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring 2015)

In this issue: poems by Eloisa Amezcua, Heather Altfeld, Marie Chambers, and Derek Mong. Stories by L. E. Miller, Mark Leydorf, and Daniel Lalley. Photographs by Dawit Petros and paintings by Leah Piepgras.

Vol. 4, No. 2 (Fall 2014)

In this issue: poems by Kathleen Boyle, Jeremy Cantor, Jennifer Chadourne, Sophia Holtz, Hannah Larrabee, and Theodore Worozbyt. Stories by Lucy Alexander, Jennifer Chadourne, and Caitlin Corrigan. An essay by Zeke Russell explores punk rock’s middle age and heroin’s unlikely comeback, and Billy McGuinness’s canvases document the patterns of foot traffic in soup kitchens and homeless shelters.

Vol. 4, No. 1 (Spring 2014)

In this issue: poems by Emma Bolden, Jamison Crabtree, Rico Manalo, and Justin Runge. Stories by David Bowen, Beth Castrodale, and Khanh Ha that present youthful narrators in search of friendship, acceptance, and — in the case of Nam, the protagonist in Ha’s “The Quest” — revenge. Vibrant paintings by Eileen Lang inspired by the techniques of Japanese suminagashi masters and photographs by Greer Muldowney that explore how fossil fuel interests use wind turbines as “visual PR.”

Vol. 3, No. 2 (Fall 2013)

In this issue: poems by Gillian Devereux, Maggie Golston, Kathleen Hellen, David McAleavey, and Nate Pritts. You’ll also find Marc Watkin’s story about a backwoods marriage and the compromises of queer life in rural American, and a story by David Vardeman featuring illustrations by Harriet Burbeck. This issue also features excerpts from Gemma Cooper-Novack’s novel Go Home Faster and Jade Sylvan’s memoir Kissing Oscar Wilde (with photos by Caleb Cole). Paintings by Keith Francis explore the power of natural forces, and photographs by Amber Tourlentes delve into the changing character of Boston’s Gay Pride Parade.

Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 2013)

In this issue: poems by Adam Clay, Jesse Mack, Brenda Serpick, Peter Jay Shippy, and Candice Wuehle. New stories from Olga M. Feliciano, Jenny Hayes, and Josh Swiller. Jordan Kessler's photographs capture the patterns of light and dark punched by bullets into metal, paper, and plastic. Other works display the impressions of pistols pressed into velvet or brightly-colored styrofoam. This issue also features paintings by Chris Way, a self-taught artist whose work in chalk and pastels seeks to join the straightforwardly autobiographical with the alien and unseen. You'll also find a pair of critical essays (by Sam Cha and Thomas A. Dodson) that examine the theory and practice of Black Mountain poet Charles Olson and his influential essay, "Projective Verse." If you're more in the mood for memoir than literary criticism, you can dive into the lush language of Madison Cyr's "Girl under the Mango Tree."

Vol. 2, No. 2 (Fall 2012)

Just in time for Halloween, we're featuring the sometimes ghoulish and always arresting work of digital artist Joshua Murphy. You'll also find poems by Sam Cha, Cassandra de Alba, Howie Good, F. Daniel Rzicznek, Deborah Schwartz, Veronica Valeanu, Changming Yuan, and Kirby Wright, along with stories from Brad Abruzzi, Jenean McBrearty, and Greg Tebbano. Also in this issue, a series of found photographs by Caleb Cole that reveals the loneliness and longing of individuals who find themselves out of place in the crowd

Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 2012)

Brian R. Hauser takes you on a road trip to the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival (with illustrations by Harriet "Happy" Burbeck), and Annabel Gill talks to a ghost. Poems by M. R. B. Chelko, Judd Hess, Rebecca Givens Rolland, and Ed Skoog, along with stories from Gabrielle Reeve, David Meischen, and Edwin Steckevicz. Also featuring a series of photographs by Georgie Friedman, taken from high-altitude balloons as they ascend into stratosphere and crash back to Earth, and paintings by John Gentile that express nostalgia for the ordinary and the well-worn.

Vol. 1, No. 2 (Fall 2011)

Our second issue features an interview with writer, filmmaker, and performing artist Miranda July, as well as work from emerging and established poets. Stories in this issue range from the big city to the backwoods—a lesbian private dick follows the trail of a killer into the sapphic underground of 1950s New York; a motherless girl in rural Appalachia sets her sights on the bookish neighbor boy. Also in this issue: Resa Blatman’s shaped canvases, teaming with color and critters; and dark, rhythmically illuminated photographs by Brandon James.

Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 2011)

Our first issue features two poems by pulitzer-prize-winner Franz Wright alongside poetry from Kendra DeColo, Laura Cherry, Chris Hall, Mary Beth O'Connor, and Suzanne Frischkorn. The fictions section includes early excerpts from Kate Racculia's forthcoming novel Bellweather Rhapsody (2014, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and Christine Gentry's fictionalized memoir of her father's life. In Norah Piehl's "A Whole New Look," a beautician unfolds the story of her life to a client, and in Cat Ennis Sears's "Split Spine," a woman agonizes over her choice to terminate a pregnancy. This issue also features paintings by Sean Flood and photographs by Jarrod McCabe.