Daniel Nester is a journalist, essayist, poet, editor, and teacher. His latest book, How to Be Inappropriate, is a collection of humorous nonfiction. Nester’s first two books, God Save My Queen (Soft Skull Press, 2003) and God Save My Queen II (2004), are collections on his obsession with the rock band Queen. His third, The […]
Paul Lisicky is the author of Lawnboy, Famous Builder, and The Burning House. His work appears in recent issues of The Iowa Review, Story Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, The Seattle Review, The Rumpus, and Lo-Ball. He teaches at NYU and lives in New York City. His next book, Unbuilt Projects, is forthcoming in Fall 2012.
When the manager on duty, Tom Bogan, tells Mary that Bruce Springsteen is coming in and he’s seating him in her section, she’s not at all surprised. Their lives have always been linked and she knew someday they’d meet. She wasn’t just Mary Rosenthal of Freehold, New Jersey (birthplace of Bruce Springsteen), she was the […]
This morning the exterminator caught me loafing over a box of old love letters from Sophia, the last thing left to unpack. I liked him so much I had half a mind to share them with him. He marched in smiling and whistling, hoisting his shiny brass gear over his shoulder, a compact and chipper […]
Epilogue: Lynne Barrett writes: “Links,” which was published in 2004, was written about the world of the web as it existed during the dot com boom and bust in 2000-2001. It borrows elements of the form of a website of the period, and has links indicated by underlines but not active. My goal was to […]
1. Early December; snow accumulating on the nose of the jet outside the window. Newark Airport. Too agitated to read, too distracted to eat the muffin I’m about to toss in the trash, I wander about the terminal, looking for something to distract me from the list of cancelled flights on the loudspeaker. And then […]