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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Live Lobster by Kevin McDaniel

Live Lobster by Kevin McDaniel

for Tess Like an orbiting satellite,my daughter's yellow cap bobsaround the lobster holding tankof the illuminated fresh seafood display,He's not swimming, Daddy,she informs me.He's resting, baby,I reply, thinking he's not alive, but dead and destined for a customer's...

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Inconnue de la Seine by Annie Diamond

Inconnue de la Seine by Annie Diamond

Born near 1870, she did not get her epithetuntil 1926--Unknown Woman of the Seine. Camus called her a drowned Mona Lisa;suitable, as she was pulled from the riverat the Quai du Louvre, the museum whereMona Lisa has been since 1797. Inconnuean apparent suicide, because...

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