Love & Money & Strangers

Love & Money & Strangers

The neon strobes its metallic blue: Sister Fay. The palm reader picks out love and money at the lunch pail intersection of Reisterstown and Liberty Roads. Northward, Julianna Spallholz reads her own palm. She plays a few numbers, and once spent an hour lightly...
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...
Rascal Paul

Rascal Paul

You’d think Paul Hostovsky were a nice boy since Santa puts so many presents under his poetry. There’s a Pushcart Prize, two Best of the Net Anthologies, and six appearances on Verse Daily. If that doesn’t put some Norman in your Rockwell, Garrison...