Dying to Read You!

Meet our new fiction consultant, Jennifer Porter. Barrett Warner: Before you die, what would you change about today’s fiction?  Jennifer Porter: I would end the trend toward accessibility. Not everyone reads only at an 8th grade level....
Escaping Every Danger Except the Past

Escaping Every Danger Except the Past

by Derek Berry In her debut short story collection Orders of Protection, Jenn Hollmeyer cartographs an ecology of escape in the state of Illinois—from fraught divorces, from crumbling marriages, from disappointing careers, from the past. At times messy or acute, these...
The Look

The Look

It is Thanksgiving more than a yearafter your wedding, for which I had triedto write an epithalamion and failed.I walk the fields of your father-in-law’s farm,among leftover shreds of cottonmixed with busted stalks. The peanuts,which the bears ravaged, are sold,but...
Lived Life, One Good Book

Lived Life, One Good Book

The Geography of Home Matthew Graham Galileo Press (South Carolina) 2019 Reviewed by Roy Bentley Excuse my needing to begin by saying, and bluntly, that some books are just sage-calm. Matthew Graham’s The Geography of Home is such a book. It maps Imagination’s...
Transitions

Transitions

We’re excited to announce that Sorrah Edwards-Thro will be our new Transitions Editor.   Sorrah Edwards-Thro is a queer, trans masc, and autistic writer. He lives in a Maryland community of twelve people and holds jobs as a...
Scary First Person

Scary First Person

By Edward Scissorhands    “Are dolls scary because they’re lifelike or because they’re so clearly not?” –Todd Dillard Halloween is a good time to talk about first-person. Is it real, is it a mask, or is it something darker? One problem...