Infamous

Infamous

breaks the pattern of pre- fixes and suffixes not taking the stress:   which makes me think: muh-fuhs as in what you muh-fuhs lookin at?   which could have been an infamous last question, given that those muh-fuhs stared at me all the hard-rockier   and...

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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

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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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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Home

My dumb friend touched my right nipple last night. We were in our bunk beds and he slid down and under my cover and stuck his right index finger on it. I thought an alarm would go off, but it didn’t. My friend said, “home.” read more
Washoe Taught Us

Washoe Taught Us

GLENN STOWELL is the translator and editor of a volume of contemporary Chinese poetry, You Jump to Another Dream (Vagabond Press, 2012). Most recently, his translations have appeared in Poetry East/West. His poetry has recently appeared in The Tulane Review. read more
Interview with Patricia Fargnoli

Interview with Patricia Fargnoli

I believe that writing poetry can be a healing act. It has to do, I think, with the act of writing itself--how it transforms nebulous thoughts, chaotic emotions into words that contain them, give them shape, clarify them. As the poet, Brendan Galvin (my first teacher) called it: “Getting the world right.” read more
The Slowed-Down Season: A Review of Winter by Patricia Fargnoli

The Slowed-Down Season: A Review of Winter by Patricia Fargnoli

Gorgeous as Fargnoli’s language is, “Winter Grace” is ultimately aware of the loneliness at the heart of winter, loneliness not unlike that of James Wright’s “A Blessing,” except that for Fargnoli, solitude, oneness, is central.Gorgeous as Fargnoli’s language is, “Winter Grace” is ultimately aware of the loneliness at the heart of winter, loneliness not unlike that of James Wright’s “A Blessing,” except that for Fargnoli, solitude, oneness, is central. read more
Of Course It Would

Of Course It Would

She found herself locked inside her parents' hotel room, the doorknob and lock like everything else these days, busted, beyond repair. Soon they’d show up. Would the door open for them? read more
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