Our parents constantly reminded us to stay away from the tracks. Parents are always nattering on about things to avoid—eating before exercise, eating before bed, eating in bed, crossing the street without looking both ways, acquiring a lover who is ten years older with an addiction to Xanax, not getting grossly drunk at a wedding and peeing in the azaleas—that it eventually becomes hard to imagine they had any fun in their own probably non-existent childhoods.read more
As with his previous works, Paine excels in his ability to humanize each of the collection’s characters.read more
For three voices simultaneously the hidden cost of a ravenous expansionism has called for frighten’d security measures following the attacks the gutted middle class citing unnamed sources has alleged a landslide forming somewhere in the deep middle and also a bird on...read more
Kirk Nesset has no face. It’s not just that his page is erased; he has lost face in every way imaginable. He has resigned tenure. His passport is suspended. His computer is monitored. He will probably lose his dog—a mini-pomeranian he cradles in a sling. He may go to prison, where his cred will not be high. Kirk Nesset’s face dissolved the day the FBI raided his house, confiscating 500,000 files of child pornography. The children were named and categorized. Allegedly, Kirk Nesset confessed to preferring ages nine to twelve.read more
Please join GMR in co-hosting a reading with Bloof Books and Hunger Mountain at AWP. Friday at 6PM at Camp Real Pants!read more
The women strap me down
So you won’t fall
Watched me climb
the combers breaking and breaking on white sand,
sand made even whiter by the Guadeloupe moon.
When I get to my father’s house, he’s outside pushing a tripod orchard ladder across the lawn. No surprise he checked himself out of the hospital and has already started working. It’s been six months since I’ve been home, and he looks thin, even under his...read more
Snow in the parking lot of the factory
unfair to its workers. Snow in the parking lot
of the school where the children were shot.
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