coming of age

Sestina for My Mother | Poetry

Sestina for My Mother | Poetry

Atlanta Writer’s Club Presents… The Natasha Trethewey Prize for Poetry Winner: Elizabeth Bracken   Sestina for My Mother   When I was four, I would sit in a brown wooden chair in the kitchen and my mother would braid my hair. Then she would turn...
Hold That Tail! | Nonfiction

Hold That Tail! | Nonfiction

It was the year of the pig with no name.  When nonno brought home a baby pig from the livestock market in Campobasso in the early Spring, he cautioned me not to name it.  In previous years, including just a couple of months prior, I ended up squealing too when my...
fire teaches best | Poetry

fire teaches best | Poetry

—a haibun after supper she sends us out to play in the yard & get our ya-yas out, one last hurrah of dirty bare feet & stinky little girl before bathtime, then storytime, then bedtime. Sissy & I had drippy popsicles & we ran to the farthest edge of the...
Gatsby’s Child | Book Review

Gatsby’s Child | Book Review

Gatsby’s Child by Dorin Schumacher ISBN 978-1-7320091-6-5 Mastodon Publishing, Oct. 2018 Nonfiction 234 pp., $18.00 Glossy Frenetic Family Dysfunction Equal parts chilling and nostalgic, Dorin Schumacher’s memoir, Gatsby’s Child, is one of those memoirs that lingers...
Saturday | Fiction

Saturday | Fiction

Madrigal has lost an earring, five carats of genuine imperial golden topaz, inherited from her great-grandmother, a Russian princess who smuggled her jewelry out of Moscow when she fled the Bolsheviks. Very well hidden, Madrigal says. Hidden where? everyone wants to...

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