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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Two Poems

Two Poems

ANGIE MACRI's recent work appears in cream city review and Moon City Review. An Arkansas Arts Council fellow, she teaches in Little Rock. Her chapbook Fear Nothing of the Future or the Past is available from Finishing Line Press. read more
Sibling

Sibling

A little girl sits Indian style on a Turkish carpet in her living room and rolls a quilted ball against a closet door. Each time it pops off the wall and shoots back to her, she laughs. read more
Emails from and to Afaa Weaver

Emails from and to Afaa Weaver

ED OCHESTER's new book, Sugar Run Road, will be published early in 2015 by Autumn House Press. He is the editor of the Pitt Poetry Series and is a member of the core faculty of the Bennington MFA Writing Seminars. read more
Two Poems

Two Poems

CHRISTOPHER KONDRICH is the author of Contrapuntal (Parlor Press, 2013) and a recipient of The Paris-American Reading Series Prize. read more
Host

Host

Don’t get mad, I’m trying to explain something to you. I know you think I should leave the subject alone, respect his silence, but how do you interpret his behavior? read more
Two Poems

Two Poems

JAMES MAYNARD is a bookseller in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in Milo Review, White Whale Review, Arch, and Blueline, among others. His chapbook Throwaways was published this February. read more
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