Diamonds & Guatemala

Diamonds & Guatemala

Making diamonds is a fairly simple process involving pressure (like that found at a depth of 100 miles), the elixir of time (about two billion years) and a little heat (1,400 degrees Celsius). Most writers spend their lives making diamonds from dead plants. As Billy...
Julia’s Monsters

Julia’s Monsters

  What goes down must come up. For a poet with a food disorder, controlling the line is sometimes an art, and sometimes a coping mechanism. Contributor Julia Wendell descends from a long line of psychological misfits which include Jane Austen, Radclyffe Hall, and...
Against Theme

Against Theme

If all we do is take a few words from each author then we’ve made the world a better place. From short story writer Shannon Cain I took arithmetic. I remember feeling appalled as she critiqued a colleague’s lecture about the difference between fiction and nonfiction....