Wanted!

I’d cross any river if a poem or a story were on the other side, and that’s one reason I lobbied to become an editor for Free State Review in 2011, and eventually the book acquisitions editor for its publisher, Galileo Press. Being an editor lets me walk...

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Congrats, Susan Sonde!

Congrats, Susan Sonde!

Her poetry collection, "The Arsonist," is available on The Main Street Rag. “Arsonists are descended from dragons, and Susan Sonde is a poet with wings and teeth. She flies through centuries, blending a scriptural cadence with post-Modern shrieks. If Heaven and Hell...

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Congrats to Kevin!

Congrats to Kevin!

Cue the fanfare. Our very own Kevin McDaniel has a debut book from Main Street Rag called Rubbernecking. Click here to order! "Kevin McDaniel is keen to learn why he’s here—to know why any of us matter in our radical small towns where birth is slopping around cut...

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Remembering Andy Goodman

Remembering Andy Goodman

by Nancy Jainchill "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." —Martin Luther King, Jr. A STEAMY SUMMER DAY IN AUGUST 1964, ON MY WAY TO visit family for a cookout in the suburbs, I fell in love with...

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Unfounded

Unfounded

by David Dodd Lee We do try to speak out, voices in little bursts, the snapping of twiglets, maybe in a bustlefrom bedroom to office. As well, aghast, we sometimes overthink, estranged in themoment, estranged by the moment, a lack of imagination, of experience. It's...

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Cavalier by Linda Michel-Cassidy

Cavalier by Linda Michel-Cassidy

There's something deliciousin riding the airport shuttlewithout one's affairs in order.Such a relief to motor away from chaos. All those passwords commemoratedon long-gone slips of paper,dental records at a new officethe name of which I've repeated to no one,tax...

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Free State Review is a literary journal that comes out every 8 months. Want to know what we're into? Peruse our site and/or order a copy, then hit us up!

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