editorial letter for May: Herding Cats

“Good is the enemy of great” —Jean-Paul Sartre Grüße, Lieblinge. This is your new editor, Tony LongShanks LeTigre addressing you over the PA system. (Which we are in the process of making over — give us a little more time on that, but as you may note, the process has begun.) Right after I finish […]

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Poetry from Tony LongShanks LeTigre

Crapitali$m “Isnt this just heaven?” asked the lady pushing the stroller through the middle of the farmers market, as she looked at all the affluent well-dressed white people around her, & smiled in the lambent sunlight The night before, the police swept away all the homeless people who had built a peaceful tent city beneath […]

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Essay from McKenzie Snyder

The Ticking Bomb For my whole life, my dad was the strongest, smartest man I ever knew. He stood at an average height of 5’8″ and his hair is pin straight and thin , except for the bald, shiny spot at the top of his aging head. He wore vibrant, multicolored button down dress shirts, […]

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Poetry from Alan Inman

Why Try   They ask, judge, text, spread the news even if there is no news to spread, they gather together and make their comments Creating and painting their own unwise universe. Omega   Scribble the last letter on earth, etch it in the ground, wait for the gates of stars and planets to open, […]

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Poetry from Patrick Ward

The Lonely Apparition Once upon a time.  There lived a man who wanted to find someone to love.  He kept waiting, and anticipating .  It never happened.   The man eventually died of a broken heart.  A year later, a strange occurrence took place: A young man and woman approached the scene where the man had […]

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Poetry from Michael Robinson

Wrong side of the Tracks I grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, But not today. I grew up believing that I would not make a difference, But not today. My elementary school mentor said: “All you bad motherfuckers are going to jail,” But not today. I grew up in a world of […]

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Poetry from Nate Maye

Doll   She’s a doll until you decorate her, a lovely fashion until you notice how she fails to make eye contact, drags her feet, fails to communicate, rips you apart behind your back. Blink   Blink you miss it, blink you miss me, this poem I wrote for you, if you blink or click, […]

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Poetry from JD DeHart

Noble   With his bow tie and his bowler, his etiquette videos With his distinguished accent and polished vowels It’s easier to dismiss the claws. The Classic   It’s battered and worn and sits on the shelf like a mountain that can taunt you, Remember how you carried me around for years on end, I […]

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