At 11½, while the boys around me were turning muscled and thick voiced, I stayed knock-kneed. Whenever I spoke, a battle raged in my throat between the forces of alto and bass, with neither side able to claim victory for long. My father the Philosophy professor was my best friend. We lived together on Maple […]
In middle school, I glimpse a trailer for a popular action adventure movie starring an A-list heart-throb and an unknown foreign actress with a melancholy down-turned mouth. She is not unusually beautiful, not compared to others, and not particularly gifted either. And yet, there is a three-second clip in the trailer which I enjoy: the […]
Matthew Burgess teaches creative writing and composition at Brooklyn College. He has been a poet-in-residence in New York City elementary schools since 2001, and currently he is completing his PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lungfull!, Hanging Loose, EOAGH, Court Green, and Ping Pong, and he recently […]
Lara Egger was born and raised in Adelaide, Australia. She currently lives in Boston where she co-owns Estragon, a Spanish tapas bar. Lara divides her time between restauranting, writing, and angel-spotting. Her work has appeared in Confrontation, New Millennium Writings and she was the recipient of the Arts & Letters 2013 Rumi Prize for Poetry. […]
Emma Smith-Stevens’ stories have appeared in Subtropics, Conjunctions, The Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere. Originally from New York City, she lives in Gainesville, Florida where she is writing a novel.
Christina Yu holds an A.B. in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth and an M.F.A. in fiction writing from Notre Dame where she held several fellowships. Her work has appeared in magazines nationwide including Fence, New Letters, New Delta Review, Indiana Review, and the Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories anthology and has been nominated and […]