Mouth: A Short Story
artwork by Michael Renaud
All day long, I think about my mouth.
It started with a gold-haired boy named Jimmy. He put his hand on my shoulder when he said hi to me in the science hallway … Continue reading
IN THE SHADOW OF TURNING: THROWING SALT
poetry by CAROLYN M. RODGERS
Salt is what
it all becomes.
Salt always did make me crave
sugar. If I could have turned and
looked back, like Lot’s wife,
I never would have.
Turning is for other memories.
Memories are actually seasons
of … Continue reading
Six Old Guys
(For Thom on his 31st birthday, written in honor of both this and his magical eyes)
poetry by DOROTHEA LASKY
There are six old guys at the 90th St. Y that I see go every day at 3:30 … Continue reading
On the New Poetry
for Blossom Dearie
by GREG PURCELL
It must be stupid.
It must benefit our friends and benefactors in the least offensive way.
It must close ranks on the unknown.
It must switch to merely geologic time, which may be too much.
It … Continue reading
Veteran MAKE Book Reviewer Robert Duffer is now THE Chicago Literary Scene Reporter for online journal and current events knower, examiner.com. He recently interviewed fellow John McNally about his new book, Ghosts of Chicago.
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