The Island

The Island

Owen watched Aubrey press her palm into a thick patch of speckled moss girdling the trunk of an old Douglas fir. The move was gentle and precise, how a mime might seek an invisible wall, and he couldn’t help but imagine her locked up in some dark basement, kidnapped, as he suspected she’d been as a child. read more
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Does Yours Have a Heart, Too?

Once there was a person who was tasked with reducing a mountain into a flat plain. For a shopping mall. For a housing development. For a prairie. For the gemstones within. They moved their family to a new home at the base of the mountain, which was tall enough to keep...

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Some Words About Proverbs

I’ve played my part as tourist in the Netherlands. In Amsterdam, I skipped out of the way of ring-chiming bicycles. I drank Amstel beer under an awning while an afternoon rain dotted the surface water of the Singel canal. read more

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Green Mountains Review, based at Johnson State College in Vermont, is a biannual, award-winning literary magazine publishing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, literary essays, interviews, and book reviews by both well-known writers and promising newcomers.

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Thou and I

Thou and I

AMY HASSINGER is the author of three novels, two of them published, the third hunting a home. Her writing has won awards from venues including Creative Nonfiction, Publisher’s Weekly, and the Illinois Arts Council, and she has published work in magazines including Creative Nonfiction, The Writers’ Chronicle, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and teaches in the University of Nebraska’s MFA in Writing Program. You can find out more about her at www.amyhassinger.com. read more
Floridada

Floridada

DENISE DUHAMEL’s most recent collection Blowout (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other books include Ka-Ching! (Pittsburgh, 2009), Two and Two (Pittsburgh, 2005), and Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (Pittsburgh, 2001). A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, she is a professor at Florida International University in Miami. read more
The Interior Sidewalks of Mexico City

The Interior Sidewalks of Mexico City

JODIE NOEL VINSON received her MFA in non-fiction creative writing from Emerson College, where she developed a book about her literary travels around the world. Her essays and reviews have been published or are forthcoming in Pleiades, The Concord Saunterer, Literary Matters, Outside In Literary & Travel Magazine, and Minerva Rising, and she is a recipient of the St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award. Jodie is Managing Editor of Longitude Books, an online travel bookstore, and lives with her husband in Minneapolis. read more
Two Poems

Two Poems

MAUREEN SEATON’s new and selected, Fibonacci Batman, is out from Carnegie Mellon University Press (2013) She is the author of numerous poetry collections, both solo and collaborative, and a memoir, Sex Talks to Girls (University of Wisconsin Press). Her awards include the Iowa Prize, Lambda Literary Award, Audre Lorde Award, NEA fellowship, and the Pushcart. Seaton teaches poetry at the University of Miami, Florida. read more
April Landscape, with Petals/Furrows/Wife

April Landscape, with Petals/Furrows/Wife

TODD DAVIS is the author of four books of poems, most recently In the Kingdom of the Ditch and The Least of These, both published by Michigan State University Press. He also edited Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball (Michigan State University Press, 2012) and Making Poems: Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets (SUNY Press, 2010). New poems are forthcoming or have recently appeared in Arts & Letters, Missouri Review, Poet Lore, West Branch, Sou’wester, and Notre Dame Review. He teaches environmental studies and creative writing at Penn State University’s Altoona College. read more
Remembering Em

Remembering Em

So they know who to call? Caramel no-whip choke artist for Carl? Venti skinny-dicked frapplerock for Eleanor? Well, what if they all ended up in the same pile? Cardboard headstones. read more
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