“It was tambourines thrown into wind turbines. It was a runaway truck in a hail storm.” Read Meagan Cass’s short story “Borrower Pond Mermaid” here.
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Borrower Pond Mermaid It was my best friend Marissa who told me the trick with the borrower pond. We were in the band practice room during lunch, eating our hash browns and chicken nuggets from Styrofoam trays. I’d told her my secret in a rush, my voice a dried reed cracking. In the room next […]
Blair Johnson jacks up genre frameworks & invests in and subverts the structures of narrative and storytelling.
Artist’s Statement I can’t make statements about what I make that will be true for everything, or will be true tomorrow. Sometimes I write poems backwards. I see their shape before I know anything else. Then I try to write under the cloud of this shape, trying to fill it with a narrative that perfectly […]
“Everyone is to be held accountable for these stories. Everyone has the ‘sharpest parts’ as a part of them.” Our new Online Editor, Justin Phillip Reed, interviews Phillip B. Williams, author of THIEF IN THE INTERIOR, about the lives of poems, performance and survival, real love, and Beyoncé.