Issues | July 15, 2014

July 2014 Issue

FLASH FICTION Moira by Gary Moshimer Heads of the Line by Lori Schafer

SHORT STORIES Leibniz by Jo Beckett-King Sheetz vs. Purple Martins by B.G. Firmani

CREATIVE NONFICTION Wellsville by Louise Krug

REVIEWS An Untamed State by Roxane Gay Theories of Forgetting by Lance Olsen

INTERVIEWS An Interview with Noah Cicero by Caleb Hildenbrandt

POETRY Still Life with Kendrick Lamar’s Mama’s Van Driving in Reverse by Cortney Charleston Plague by Joanna Chen [the floor broke] by Freya Gibbon Two Poems by Patrick Kindig Supergirl On Batgirl by Amber Rambharose TO HUNGER by Cynthia Roth For the Guy Who Unfriended Me

Reviews | July 15, 2014

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

Louise Krug is the author of Louise: Amended (2012), a memoir about the brain surgeries she had when she was 22. She teaches creative writing and composition at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, where she lives with her husband and daughter. Some of her recent work has appeared in Parcel and Huffington Post. She has a collection of essays forthcoming from 99:The Press in 2015.

Poetry | July 15, 2014

TO HUNGER by Cynthia Roth

Cynthia Roth is an Illinois Arts Council Poetry Fellow and was a Tennessee Williams Scholar in poetry at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She lectures on design and typography at SIU Carbondale, co-owns a sculpture studio, and likes to fish. Her new poetry chapbook from Dusie Press is titled Ekphrasis. An e-version of Ekphrasis will be posted on the Dusie site this summer.

Interviews | July 15, 2014

An Interview with Noah Cicero by Caleb Hildenbrandt

Lazy Fascist Press has recently published the second and final volume of Noah Cicero’s Collected Works, so I took the opportunity to ask him some questions about it.

Caleb Hildenbrandt: Your work is intensely autobiographical, and The Collected Works Vol. II, particularly the main novella in it, The Insurgent, seems to be no exception–the protagonist lives in Youngstown, like you have, and even works as a dishwasher, like you have, and expounds on the deadening influence of American culture, like you have. But his name is Vasily and he’s a Russian immigrant who got shot in the leg climbing over

Reviews | July 15, 2014

Theories of Forgetting by Lance Olsen

Natanya Ann Pulley has a PhD in Fiction Writing from the University of Utah and is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Dakota. A writer of primarily fiction and non-fiction with outbreaks in poetry, Natanya’s publications include Western Humanities Review, The Florida Review Native Issue, Drunken Boat, As/Us, and McSweeney’s Open Letters (among others). Links to Natanya’s publications can be found at her website: www.gappsbasement.com

Poetry | July 15, 2014

Still Life with Kendrick Lamar’s Mama’s Van Driving in Reverse by Cortney Charleston

Cortney Lamar Charleston was raised in the Chicago suburbs by two South Siders, but currently lives in Jersey City, NJ. He is an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania and its premier performance poetry collective, The Excelano Project. He is also a founder and editorial lead for BLACK PANTONE, an inclusive digital cataloging of black identity. His poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Lunch Ticket, Specter Magazine, Kinfolks Quarterly, Bird’s Thumb, and Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, among others.

Short Stories | July 15, 2014

Leibniz by Jo Beckett-King

Jo Beckett-King is a writer, editor and translator, whose fiction has appeared in Cleaver Magazine, The Metric, 4’33″, and elsewhere. She edits Oblong, a print and online publication devoted entirely to flash fiction.

Creative Nonfiction | July 15, 2014

Wellsville by Louise Krug

Louise Krug is the author of Louise: Amended (2012), a memoir about the brain surgeries she had when she was 22. She teaches creative writing and composition at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, where she lives with her husband and daughter. Some of her recent work has appeared in Parcel and Huffington Post. She has a collection of essays forthcoming from 99:The Press in 2015.

Poetry | July 15, 2014

Plague by Joanna Chen

Joanna Chen’s poetry, literary translations and essays have most recently been published in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Cactus Heart, Poet Lore and The Bakery, among others. Joanna teaches creative writing and literary translation, and is guest poetry editor of The Ilanot Review. Please visit her at www.joannachen.com or follow her on Twitter @joannachen1 with pleasure.

Poetry | July 15, 2014

For the Guy Who Unfriended Me on Facebook After I Got Married by Chrys Tobey

Chrys teaches college writing in the allergy inducing greenery of Portland, Oregon. In 2008, her chapbook, Wash Away: Marie Antoinette Visits My Mind, was published by Finishing Line Press, and her poetry has been published in many literary journals, most recently Atlanta Review, the minnesota review, and Smartish Pace. She dreams of adopting a goat and naming him Rick Steves.