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The Tie Post

December 30, 2016

by T.J. MCLEMORE The Osage orange (that little tree by the lake we called bodark) grows fast and stays squat, blackland native stout-limbed and braiding her coarse hair. The dense flesh, perfect to make a bow arc or knife handle, … Read more

CQ Poet featured on Verse Daily

December 30, 2016

CQ Poet Hyejung Kook’s poem “Invention No. 7 in e minor” (CQ 65.1) was featured on Verse Daily:

CQ Contributor publishes first book

December 30, 2016

CQ Contributor Sarah Carey published her book, The Heart Contracts, with Finishing Line Press. You can view her previous publications here:

The Captain of Moods

December 16, 2016

by LESLEE BECKER The name-calling started with an argument about John Wayne. We’d been watching a John Wayne movie on TV, my mother laying it on about The Duke’s good looks and heroism. My father shook his head. “John Wayne … Read more


December 16, 2016

by ROBERT DALL The address was somewhere near Newtown Creek, in the borderlands between Queens and Brooklyn but also between rebirth and decay: abandoned warehouses, chop shops, and fuel tanks slowly giving way to row houses, burger joints, and bodegas. … Read more

A Conversation with Paul Linczak

December 9, 2016

PAUL LINCZAK received an MFA from Syracuse University, where he was a Cornelia Carhart Ward Fellow in Fiction. His writing has appeared in Salt Hill and Stone Canoe. His story, “Frankenstorm,” appeared in Carolina Quarterly 65.3. CQ: While the protagonist … Read more