Issue 40

“I will / never get over making everything / such a big deal.”

–Ada Limón, “The Last Thing”

Our Nominations for Best of the Net are in!

Our Nominations for Best of the Net are in!

Our Nominations for Best of the Net are in! We are pleased to announce that we have nominated the following writers and their work for Best of the Net: Poetry “King Tut” – Elvis Alves “Hunger” – Shuly Xóchitl Cawood   Fiction...
Review: ‘The Carrying: Poems’ by Ada Limón

Review: ‘The Carrying: Poems’ by Ada Limón

The Carrying: Poems Ada Limón Milkweed August 4, 2018 96 pp. $22 (hardcover)  The Carrying, Ada Limón’s fifth collection of poetry, is both an exquisite read for this moment in time and far beyond.  That makes absolute sense, because Limón is a poet who makes you...
Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

When my father was eighty years old and mellowing, he decided to win the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. Since he was well-off financially, he said, “If I win the ten million dollars, I’ll give it to you son, and your family will be set for life.” Of course, I...
Merry-go-round

Merry-go-round

Merry-go-round Even when still, these hand-carved animals are full of life. This carousel, which dates from 1906, is still in use. It’s been called “a piece of moving art,” which is apt. (Click on the image for a high-resolution version.) Pat Tompkins is an editor in...