Volume 3

The Fracturing | Poetry

The Fracturing | Poetry

The Fracturing BeforeRepressed Memories Resurface, April 2017 Before I fracture, Before I fracture, I am pastures of butterweed, the silence of river bottoms, gravel roads to so many nowheres, and the howl of a Tuesday siren. I am the indigo sky that creeps over the...
Stop. Listen. Listen Again. | Book Review

Stop. Listen. Listen Again. | Book Review

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil, with full color illustrations by Fumi Nakamura ISBN: 978-1-57131-365-2 Milkweed Editions, August 11, 2020 184 pages, hardcover, $24.00 World of Wonders is Aimee...
Washed Out | Visual Art

Washed Out | Visual Art

Washed Out Rural communities rely on farms to provide fresh produce and groceries to them, but with economic turmoil and an emphasis on “cheaper” options through grocery chains, farms can be forgotten or “washed away” by promises of lower prices and more product. But...
Elliot LeGrange | Interview

Elliot LeGrange | Interview

Elliot LeGrange Elliot LeGrange, an MFA candidate at SIUC, is the granddaughter of a mortician and was raised in a household where death was dinner table conversation. She has published in such places as Schlock!, Aphotic Realm, Lonesome October Lit, Mystic Blue...
Some Things Get Lost | Fiction

Some Things Get Lost | Fiction

I heard her before I saw her. A tink-tink sound like marbles knocking against each other. Noisy as it echoed off the thick fog. When the pub closed and there was nowhere to go but an empty cottage, I poured my rheumatic body bone by bone into the murky night. The...
Naked and Unashamed | Poetry

Naked and Unashamed | Poetry

Dark and bare, exposed by winter’s probing and immodest gusts you stand with arms raised heavenward. Unflustered and unblushing, sharing none of Eve’s false modesty, you pose in nature’s state unclothed for all to see. And on your folded skin is mapped the journey of...