Fiction and metafiction overlap in the latest story from Nick Stokes.
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Tom Mohrman performed his piece in front of the throngs at Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery this past summer. We thought it was time to bring it back.
I spent a good part of today searching for page numbers for footnotes in an essay I’m finishing up. The writing’s finished but my citations aren’t. No one’s fault but my own. Did I really think I would remember the page number to footnote 19 or to footnote 23 or to footnote 33? Nonetheless, good things came from my search, not the least of which is an answer to the question “Why write biography?”
Audio recording of the Verbalists storytelling group, recorded live 10 November, 2012.
Nick Stokes continues his exploration of an affair, imaginary and real.
Jeff Stevens asks the eternal poetic question: Who’s that clown?
Promising Young Women by Suzanne Scanlon is a tiny book — in stature, I mean. A little square of pages and text bound together. But the story inside about Lizzie, that slowly comes together piece by piece, is so big that it enfolds us all.
Diaz’s well-crafted verse and rich language evoke the familiar themes of death, deception, festivity and family. Her meth-head brother is brought up often in her poetry—especially in regards to how his addiction breaks down their parents. Both bit by bit and in giant, violent pieces.
Maria sat cross-legged on the living room floor surrounded by piles of little white receipts. There was a giant mound for groceries, a large pile for credit card payments, a small one for fun, home repairs, schooling… It was like looking back through a diary. She picked up a receipt that was for one marriage counseling session and wondered which pile to put it in.
Pam Carter puts on a tinfoil hat and channels Leilani Mae Jesperson in her latest poem.