Essays

Rebecca Khera

Sticker Collection     Walmart Mad Lib   When I was _________, I would hide ________________ in my ________________. (age)                                            (plural object)  …

May 16, 2020
Essays

Tomie Anne Bitton

Hormone Horoscope   Day 17 After working all day, you pick the kids up from school, come home, sit on the couch and notice tension in your shoulders. Why? It wasn’t a particularly stressful day. You play Chutes and Ladders with your six-year-old son,…

May 16, 2020
Book Reviews

Brooklyn Kiosow Reviews Jackie Day’s The Vegan Way

The Vegan Way: 21 Days to a Happier, Healthier Plant-Based Lifestyle that Will Transform Your Home, Your Diet, and You Jackie Day St. Martin’s Griffin, $25.99   In The Vegan Way, written by Jackie Day, we are drawn in with a question: “If you…

May 13, 2020
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