The Editors

Sorry, no April Poetry Month this year - but we've still got plenty of poetry coming your way (and prose too!). We'll be running virtual online readings for the duration of the shelter-in-place order (so...September 2021?). ...

Richard Charles Schaefer

What do banal pricks dream about? You know the type; if he’s not your boss, he’s your boss’s boss, your father, or your stepfather. He exerts influence over some part of your life, and it’s not unreasonable to wonder...

Joe McAvoy

There was a time from around 1971 to … well … now, I guess, when I was rather obsessed with a singer/songwriter from our great neighbor-nation to the north. Some who knew me in the seventies—I grew more discreet over t...

Bari Lynn Hein

I come here every Friday. Same time – between three and three thirty, before rush hour. No one knows I come. In the summer it was easy to gather the dead flowers from the week before; all I had to do was snap their dry ...

Ann Levin

If I hadn’t known before, then I knew on the plane. Everything was different. It was the first time I could remember that I wasn’t afraid of flying. I couldn’t drink, but I didn’t want to. I didn’t even need the al...

Bernard Meisler

Writer, poet and musician Keshav Das in conversation with Bernard Meisler. Keshav Das Keshav Das, was, once upon a time, an editor at Sensitive Skin magazine, when he went by the nom de plume Christian X. Hunter. He ...

Ellen Pober Rittberg

People without teeth depress me. Is that wrong, wrong-headed as does the lady in the subway cleaving to her whoever-he-is-husband boyfriend lover eyes almost closed unseeing is she blind is she foreign I mean Sca...

Bernard Meisler

Poet and teacher Sharon Mesmer in conversation with Bernard Meisler. photograph of Sharon Mesmer by Ester Levine I always enjoy speaking with the great Sharon Mesmer, one of my favorite poets and/or people! We ...

Andy Clausen & Pamela Twining

The poet carries the Universe on his shoulders (p 20). Thus, Shiv Mirabito, in his beautiful and provocative new book, Uncle Skallywag, published by Shivastan Press in Kathmandu, Nepal, on handmade paper, leaps bravely int...

Bernard Meisler

Painter and critic Tom McGlynn in conversation with Bernard Meisler. Tom McGlynn Mob T-Shirt copyright 1994 Tom McGlynn Small Standard 1, 36" x 36" copyright 2018 I had a good time talking to my old pal, painter ...

Jim Feast

Martha King, Max Sees Red (New York: Spuyten Duvvil, 2019) One of the greatest mysteries of Martha King’s brilliant new novel Max Sees Red does not appear in the narrative itself but in the author’s bio at the end...

Bernard Meisler

Novelist, poet and publisher J. Macon King in conversation with Bernard Meisler. I met J. Macon King last spring, when he sent in a short story I liked - he thought I lived in NYC, but to his surprise, we both lived ...

Peter Wortsman

New neighbors. The walls are thin. The mole on her chin makes it safe to fantasize, or so I think. “I’m Crowley,” she says, “that’s Jim.” Jim the Psycho gives me a look that says: I’ll kill you if I ca...