nicole v. basta is the co-founder of the Brooklyn-based art collective + performance night Say Yes. She is the author of the chapbook ‘V’, chosen by Rigoberto González as the winner of The New School’s 2016 contest. Her work appears in Compose, By & By Poetry, Forth, Juked, Public Pool, The Gravity of the Thing […]
a man in iowa chose for his last meal one olive with the pit still in it it was just a little blurb i read about requests on death row the article said the man wanted to swallow it whole so once the coffin and the caves of his stomach decomposed it would take root […]
Susan Lerner holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Butler University. She reads for Creative Nonfiction and for Booth: A Journal which published her interview with Jonathan Franzen. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, The Believer Logger, Literary Mama, Front Porch Journal, and elsewhere.
Here’s one way to write about the father dying: A woman sits on the edge of an old man’s bed and holds his hand. She stares at his face and waits for him to inhale. He doesn’t. Her face contorts, she convulses with sobs. This is a true scene. This scene is a cliché. This […]
ABORTION POEM If a bird landed in my palm I could either crush it or set it free. –Nick Flynn For a while I thought of it like that. It: the hand and its […]
Frank’s fiction has previously appeared in various literary magazines including the Tampa Review, Worcester Review, War Literature & the Arts, Pacific Review, Eleven Eleven, The Emerson Review, South Dakota Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Minetta Review, Reed Magazine, Berkeley Fiction Review, Ellipsis Magazine, The Nassau Review, and The MacGuffin, and has been featured in literary theater.