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Avtar Singh takes us from the LED-lit city to the quiet suburbs to the crematorium to a river, and every river leads to the sea. Melissa Brown introduces us to three Karens: one is a cat with Instagram selfies captioned #pissedoffpussy. Alia Salim is posing in the photo booth. Paul Hostovsky thinks "worship" sounds like "warship." A dog barks at Andres Cordoba, and he wonders if this is bad providence. Zach Swiss wants to build his story's second headquarters in our heads, while Lauren Holguin breaks ground at 7th and Clinton. Moni Brar may only be language. And Artemisio Romero y Carver is in a spacesuit made of home.

POETRY

MONI

BRAR

 

“Small Rebellions”

and other poems

"the allure of suitsto step into something that can wrest the self into being an insider"

...read more

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ARTEMISIO 

ROMERO Y CARVER

 

“Self Portrait as Artemisia, Walking to Class”

and other poems

"I am / a snake woman / some morning / I might / find a boot / over the hole / I live / through / and / bite it."

...read more

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LAUREN

HOLGUIN

“Breaking Ground at 7th and Clinton”

and other poems

“The kids watching are scared, the kid at the top, sweaty palms”

...read more

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ALICIA

REBECCA

MYERS

 

“The Line”

and other poems

Our cat Girlfriend came back after going

missing for three and a half years."

...read more

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FICTION

AVTAR

SINGH

 

"Corpse Bearer"

The professional looked at him

sideways, then stepped

back towards the

burning ground.

...read more

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MELISSA

BROWN

 

"Three Karens"

“'You cannot name the cat Karen,' Michelle said as she mopped up cat vomit from the sisal rug.”

...read more

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ZACH

SWISS

"HQ2"

“The 'Pick Carbondale!' sign hung limp

and motionless overhead.

...read more

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LISTEN

SUBNIVEAN
EPISODE 1: INDICTMENT

Get ready to be read to like a baby at bedtime. Episode 1, hosted by Troy Stevens and Jarett "J." Rodriguez, features the work of Alia Salim, Andres Cordoba and Paul Hostovsky.

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WATCH

THE SUBNIVEAN
AWARDS

What do Lemony Snicket (AKA Daniel Handler), April Sinclair (whose book, Coffee Will Make You Black, will soon be a major motion picture) and luminary poet Arisa White have in common?

Subnivean. Catch these heavyweight authors in conversation, and then prepare to get read to like a baby at bedtime by the Subnivean Awards finalists: poets Chaun Ballard, Joan Kwon Glass, Canaan Morse and Emma Wynn; fiction writers Nicole Lynn Cohen, Jared Green, Angie Kang and Kyle Rea. 

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"I would recommend, like, a bottle of Jim Beam ... before Googling yourself."

— Daniel Handler