Lands Shift and So Should Poems: An Interview with Jake Skeets

By Margarita Cruz Jake Skeets (Diné) is from the Navajo Nation. He received an MFA at the Institute of American Indian Arts. His work has appeared in Word Riot, Connotation Press, The Blueshift Journal, and elsewhere, and he recently founded Cloudthroat, an online publication of Indigenous art and poetics. He is the winner of the 2018 … More Lands Shift and So Should Poems: An Interview with Jake Skeets

Nostalgia for the Present: An Interview with Jared Harél

By Michael Buckius In his award-winning debut poetry collection Go Because I Love You, Jared Harél dives into themes of nostalgia, childhood, parenting and the trauma of the past. His writing is sometimes matter-of-fact and sometimes surreal, giving insights into what it means to be father and husband, the legacies of past and present, and how … More Nostalgia for the Present: An Interview with Jared Harél

Three Poems by Savannah Slone

Field Notes on Becoming Yourself pluck fallopian foxgloves from your diseased roots egg trek            cardiac harvest wear insects as rings, arthropod legs caging each digit around your neck, trilobites rusty toenails scratch off achilles blisters stack blocks with your beet stained gums pick suckers from your armpits swallow them whole: deer ticks,          your aphrodisiac palpitate your inner … More Three Poems by Savannah Slone

An Excerpt from “Medium Warp,” by Mike Oliphant, our 2018 Gas Station Winner

Conditional Ascension in JavaScript              if (condition1) {                 block of code to be executed if condition1 is true              } else if (condition2) {                 block of code to be executed if the condition1 is false and condition2 is true              } else {                 block of code to be executed if the condition1 is false and condition2 is false … More An Excerpt from “Medium Warp,” by Mike Oliphant, our 2018 Gas Station Winner

An Interview between Mike Oliphant and Jamie Shrewsbury

In our most recent issue, we hosted the Gas Station Prize, celebrating and seeking out hybrid forms. The contest’s winner, Mike Oliphant’s “Medium Warp: Excerpt’s of a Digital Consciousness,” inhabits shapes and forms present in code and web landscapes to explore the boundaries and relationships present in a digital consciousness. Our own Jamie Shrewsbury connected … More An Interview between Mike Oliphant and Jamie Shrewsbury

Worry Bone, by Hans Hetrick

Worry Bone Always shaking my tree Always rattling my bones       Stirs up       the natives       tending my temple       grooming my home They get no peace They never feel at home       Worry bone preaches       doom on every street       He’s a guest on every show Thinks God burnt trifles into stone       Swears disaster lurks       ravenous behind every       promising … More Worry Bone, by Hans Hetrick

Sarah Minor’s Thoughts on Essaying, Hybrid Texts, and Sheep

We were visited a couple of weeks ago by the celebrated writer and essayist, Sarah Minor, who shared with us her experiences working with texts that are not always only two-dimensional. Sarah Minor is the author of The Persistence of The Bonyleg: Annotated and the video editor at TriQuarterly Review. Her website, sarahceniaminor.com, showcases her many and … More Sarah Minor’s Thoughts on Essaying, Hybrid Texts, and Sheep