My Cousin Ruth by Marlene Olin

My Cousin Ruth by Marlene Olin

February, 2017.  We’re sitting at a swank, expense account kind of restaurant. I’m in D.C. for the AWP conference and visiting my cousin is an added perk. Since I’m stranded at the downtown Marriott, Ruth has come to me. Once her father worked with mine building...
Katrin Arefy: Reflections

Katrin Arefy: Reflections

Friday, February 11th The piece has a quality of an unfinished work, almost dirty, almost messy, that makes it raw and vulnerable. The unpolished quality brings me closer to the artist. It’s like having a coffee with the master in his pajamas and robe. This strike the...

Converse

v., intrans.1. To labor in such a way as to make a livelihood out of what, under conventional circumstances, would be a leisure activity.2. You don’t know, or you don’t say what that you know, or something aligned with a strong sense of sometimes, something...
Pamela Gullard

Pamela Gullard

One Small Death Before the Plague Gerry was a ringer. He played for whatever tennis club on the peninsula would have him for the season. At age forty-one he was at the lower rung of the 40+ league, faster than the huffing guys a decade older and still hitting a good,...

Submission

n. 1. Euphemistically, a “procurer” or agent employed exclusively for the currying of goodwill and / or renumeration. Said agent is only awarded the status of a submission should he or (infrequently) she be successful at his or her task, appellation thus being...