Essays

Barbara Churchill

A Thousand Words Sitting on a trunk under the basement stairs, I slit through duct tape with my Swiss Army knife, boxes of albums sealed since I mailed them to myself ten years ago when I cleared out my mother’s apartment. She saved our…

August 19, 2016
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Essays

Emery Ross

Bloodletting   Hypergraphia: The opposite of writer’s block. An overwhelming compulsion or urge to write. Hypergraphics will keep rambling journals, jot thoughts on scraps of paper, draft long letters, compile dictionaries, and often write on any available surface. Some alleged famous hypergraphics: Sylvia Plath,…

August 19, 2016
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Essays

F. Daniel Rzicznek

from Leafmold The yard and driveway maintained through all seasons. Leak above drop in ceiling causing obvious damage. The saints of fire dance sideways through the scene. Toilet in front bath leaks into basement. The subject of every love song is actually the self.…

August 19, 2016
Essays

Sandy Feinstein 

Walking it Off Walking in Manhattan and DC is a point-to-point experience. You walk to the train, subway in one, metro in the other, then from the station to work, to a sale, to a concert, in short to get somewhere. I can’t recall…

July 8, 2016
Essays

Rebecca Bustamante

The Average Family Photography is a way for me to interact with all of the things that happen in my life that are just plain average and will one day be forgotten. No one overly cares about this average life I live, ten thousand…

July 1, 2016
Essays

Douglas Haynes

Does Vacation Make You Stupid? On the Spanish island of Mallorca, there’s a four-mile-long beach full of Germans and a TV host who looks like a cross between the young Donny Osmond and Tony Soprano. The host is carrying a blackboard with white chalk…

July 1, 2016
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Nohemi Rosales

    Las Pilas del Tiempo The pila of the Laguna Grande sits in a dirt yard outside of a blue cement house located on a plateau in eastern Mexico. It is one of my earliest memories. It is surrounded by small rose bushes,…

July 1, 2016