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“The Call” by Ann McGlinn

THE CALL Reckless brother, you inhabit blank, damp winter a beardless airy beauty who moves along my spine but through what space does your thought flicker, lost light to my ear?   Ann McGlinn has published short stories and poems in a variety of journals, including Art/Life, Poem, […]

Interview: Deb Jannerson, author of THANKS FOR NOTHING

“Deb Jannerson‘s Thanks for Nothing is a jewel-toned, kaleidoscopic rendering of living among contemporary America’s unkindnesses. Out of pain, Jannerson creates a strange and elemental tableau. Structural inequities, phony concern, and the speaker herself morph into sinister dioramas pasted together from tainted childhood memories and the always-distressing news. The collection’s […]

One Literary Citizen’s Diet

The photo accompanying this post is one I snapped of a stage right before George Saunders and Dana Spiotta took to it on February 5 to celebrate the launch of the paperback of Lincoln In the Bardo at Murmrr Lit in Brooklyn, New York. You can almost see […]

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“Holding Your Breath” by Kemal Onor

My brother had claimed once that he had held his breath for a full twenty-four hours. If it was true, it was quite a feat. He had bested the German record holder by over twenty-three hours. When he was asked his secret, he said it was about getting […]

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“Funny Girl” by Jefferson Navicky

She was a funny girl, Denise. People all over the world, she used to say, like it when you smile and laugh. And she tried to keep them laughing through their empty temples. When I first met her she’d returned from the gulf, and she had a bloody […]

Unanticipated Astonishment

Writers take on projects because they lead to unanticipated astonishment. At least that’s what I do. I never know what is going to surprise me but I choose my books, stories, and articles to write on the basis of intuition indicating unanticipated astonishment. Sometimes I’m wrong, the project […]

This Time Might Be Different Stories of Maine by Elaine Ford

This Time Might Be Different by Elaine Ford

This Time Might Be Different Stories of Maine by Elaine Ford Two-time TFP contributor, the late awarding-winning writer Elaine Ford has a posthumous story collection out from Islandport Press. Her story “Millennium Fever” (the Aloft Issue) is included in the collection. This Time Might Be Different by award-winning writer […]