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What Kills You

December 18, 2017

by MATT CASHION Monday morning at dialysis, nurse Gretchen brought me an extra blanket so I wouldn’t freeze to death in that room they had to keep so cold, then the blue-eyed therapy dog made her rounds and put her … Read more


November 20, 2017

by JOHN HOUSTON MANGUM Uncle Dan collapsed outside a Piggly-Wiggly, so Dad got called over to the hospital in Bay Saint Louis. The next day, Mom and I rode over there and saw him in that adjustable bed, about to … Read more

Wie Wir Schlafen (The Way We Sleep)

November 17, 2017

— Poet: Farhad Showghi is a psychiatrist, poet and translator who resides in Hamburg, Germany. He is the author of the poetry collections Die große Entfernung, Ende des Stadtplans and In verbrachter Zeit. Ende des Stadtplans was published in English … Read more

Savage Theories: A Review

November 15, 2017

by JAMES COBB Savage Theories by Paola Oloixarac. Translated by Roy Kesey. Soho Press, 2017, pp. 304. Pola Oloixarac’s novel Savage Theories is a work of academic fiction. That is to say, it is not a fictional version of an academic paper but a novel … Read more

A Conversation with Cassandra Passarelli

November 8, 2017

CQ: What’s your academic background? Do you have an MFA? If so, from where? Did you find it useful professionally and creatively? What has the effect on the field of creative writing been from the proliferation of these programs? CP: I … Read more

No Ash Will Burn

October 21, 2017

by JAKE MAYNARD Monday. Welcome to the Troublesome Creek Folk School and Resort, where classes are held in little cabins lining the creek bank. There’s one for mandolin class, another for forest foods and medicine. One each for beginner banjo, … Read more

Pachinko: A Review

October 15, 2017

by ANDREW DONG-HYUN KIM Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Grand Central Publishing, February 2017, pp. 496 Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko, released early in 2017, is a landmark piece of English-language fiction for a number of reasons, but perhaps the greatest of … Read more


September 16, 2017

by MATT DENIS Justin Wolfe is from Beaverdale, Iowa, and he’s the 32nd best high school quarterback in the country. “It’s a tiny ass town, man,” he tells me as we’re stretching near midfield. “There’s only, like, five hot girls … Read more

Experimental Animals: A Review

September 13, 2017

by Ben Murphy Experimental Animals (A Reality Fiction) by Thalia Field. NY: Solid Objects, 2016. pp. 264 The parenthetical subtitle of Thalia Field’s new book reads like a fallacious marketing designation—a label slapped on to tease the booksellers who have … Read more

There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook

August 23, 2017

by JOHN BLAIR . . . for charitable prayers/ Shards, flints and pebbles should be thrown on her. . . .                                                      Hamlet: Act 5, Scene 1 Ophelia, lodged, fictive and unsanctified in her Danish dirt still waits for the … Read more