Lovingly Grateful: An Interview with Ross Gay; Interview conducted by Laine Derr

Recipient of the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (2015), Ross Gay shapes language, roots fused with variegated ash, to chronicle experiences, the profane crafted sacred through simple gestures of doing and undoing, buttoning and unbuttoning, while resisting the need to dissect his artistry with “an X-Acto knife.”  When asked what … More Lovingly Grateful: An Interview with Ross Gay; Interview conducted by Laine Derr

3 Poems by Ashley Kunsa

Standing in the Garden of Myself Where My Lover Misplaced a Rusting Trowel sweet nectar of firebush plumbing the fraudulent ____________________________________this argument from broken deities __________________does it matter?   ________________________as light unspools across the thorax of _________________________________________inevitability___________________wading _____course you don’t know me _________________________________________________in this winter-colored dress, my wine-streaked cheeks, their hasty bloom _____________________a zebra longwing … More 3 Poems by Ashley Kunsa

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity by Liz Drayer We’re so thrilled you’ve offered to donate your time to our cause and know how you value the privilege to serve The police background check is just part of the process please visit your neighborhood sheriff who’ll make sure you’re felony free and that “sexual predator” isn’t a suffix attached to … More Volunteer Opportunity

Battery Life

Battery Life by Daniel Schwartz “Much we have to fear, big-mouth beside me!” —Osip Mandelstam   This could be any era, and by any I mean none of them swept under the loss that was our decade we remember the sky’s oldest quotation marks and the weeks of holding our breath to keep other people from … More Battery Life


BY KEVIN CAROLLO     Sonic equivalent of fur. The body traps its dud bomb and disperses the tender udder thunder. A chair and a tree are