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...

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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 with first...

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Where Have All the Demons Gone?

The trouble with poets is that we don’t have any urban myths. No story of the mad sonneteer with hooks for hands sneaking around Lovers Lane. No legend of the cannibal food poet who ate his extended metaphor garnished with his victim’s liver comfit. Try doing a survey...

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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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