Essays

Julie Levinson

Lost Soles Wily ghost that she is, she haunts me in odd ways. Improbably, the Moroccan slippers are one of the things that most often evoke memories of her.  I had bought them in the Arab bazaar in Grenada, a city I first heard…

March 10, 2020
Semi;Colon

Lana Stanczak Writes About The Monster Known as Quentin

My teacher uses a horribly dried out Expo marker to draw yet another circle around the word “inauthenticity” on the white board. She’s erased and written so many things already that it makes the already complicated philosophical topics even harder to understand. The girl…

March 10, 2020
Interviews

Punctuate in Conversation with Elizabeth Kadetsky

Punctuate editor, Re’Lynn Hansen, engaged in email conversation with Elizabeth Kadetsky, winner of the 2019 Juniper Prize in Creative Nonfiction. Kadetsky is the author of The Memory Eaters, a lyric memoir, published by U. Mass Press this month. Her three previous books include On…

March 10, 2020
Book Reviews

Kat Read Reviews Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women

  Three Women Lisa Taddeo Avid Reader Press, $15.99   In her book Three Women, Lisa Taddeo tells the stories of three women and their relationship to desire by examining the ways they are socialized to obscure their needs and playact around their wants.…

March 10, 2020
Book Reviews

Timothy Parfitt Reviews Rob Halpern’s book Weak Link

Weak Link Rob Halpern Atelos, $12.95 200 pages Weak Link is a collection of odds and ends from poet and essayist Rob Halpern, some of which didn’t make it into his previous books, some of which have been expanded upon or updated, and others…

March 10, 2020
Essays

Susan Nash

Leaving A Trace   Last week I learned that my fingerprints are disappearing.  I was standing on the X outlined in pink tape on the floor, pressing the four fingers of my right hand onto the glass.  The tech nodded her head. “Yep,” she…

March 10, 2020