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Projecting Desires: Sarah Gerard Interviewed by Elle Nash
Bomb True Love Purple

The writer on her new novel, creative partnerships, sex as communication, and tending to old drafts.

Projecting Desires: Sarah Gerard Interviewed by Elle Nash
Bomb True Love Purple

The writer on her new novel, creative partnerships, sex as communication, and tending to old drafts.

From Invisibility to Visibility: Sanaë Lemoine Interviewed by Lynn Steger Strong
Bomb The Margot Affair

The writer on writing about secrets, food as love language, and releasing a debut novel during a pandemic.

Collision of Histories: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan Interviewed by Chaya Bhuvaneswar
Starling Days Starling Days by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

On writing mentally ill characters with nuance and how our identities shape the power relationships of our most intimate interactions.

Issue #152: Forgetting Caen by Lydia Davis
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I have just read a diary entry from fifteen years ago, in which I wrote that I had just read some diary entries from many more years before that, written at a time when I was staying by myself in a small town near Caen, in Normandy.

None of Us Are Simple: Ilana Masad Interviewed by Sarah Neilson
All My Mothers Lovers Violet

The debut writer on complex characters, love stories, and how we code each other.

Issue #152: Michael in Light Colors by Marie-Helene Bertino
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The Imprecation by Kathryn Scanlan
Kathryn Scanlan, The Dominant Animal

A short story from the collection The Dominant Animal.

Kinds of Desire: Lily King interviewed by Francesca Giacco
Writers & Lovers

On the individuality of grief, demystifying the creative process, and the right time to tell a story.

From New Waves by Kevin Nguyen
New Waves

“People talk about algorithms like they’re magic. It’s easy to see why. They govern how the internet is shown to us, conjured from spells. Their methods are opaque, and yet we put our trust in them.”

Relationship Advice: Maia Chao Interviewed by Simon Wu
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Mapping personal attachment styles onto art institutions.

Last Hurrah by Adam Wilson
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A satirical take on toxic masculinity.

Poetry is Play: Rachel Rabbit White Interviewed by gin hart & mal young
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The writer on romance under capitalism, Nietzsche, sex work, and freedom from the tyranny of the sentence.

A Woman Object (Exploding) by Lidia Yuknavitch
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Goddamn it to motherfucking hell, she says. I think that ought to cover it, he says. He asks her why she feels the need to swear so much, so deliberately, what depends on it, why it’s so important to her. Why, after so long, she hasn’t grown tired. Worn out in the mouth.

Two Poems by Xandria Phillips
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we consummated our marriage / on a bed littered with sour faces / of dead presidents, liberated livestock / sweating through the dollars.

Teresa by Paulina Flores
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She was coming out of the library when she saw him. Their paths had crossed a couple of times before. Three, to be exact. More or less under the same circumstances. He was riding an orange bicycle, and a little girl was standing behind him on the pannier rack.

An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Cloves by Harmony Holiday
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On resisting parasitic invasions—from the poisons in our soil, to toxic masculinity in the psyche.

Comfort in Getting Lost: Elizabeth Geoghegan Interviewed by Allison Grimaldi-Donahue
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The writer on her new story collection about the lives of the displaced and the daily estrangements we all face.

Exorcism, or Eating My Twin by Sam Cohen
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My twin and I met in the Midwestern college town where she lives, at a fan convention for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I was dressed as Faith, the bad slayer in black leather and burgundy lips.

Laker Gold by Kwame Opoku-Duku

Laker gold is how Pops describes it. To Little Man, though, that motherfucker is yellow. Canary yellow and dirty. Little Man knows it’s a Westview Public Works truck, even though the WPW tag was zig-zagged over with black spray paint.

From Vincent and Alice and Alice by Shane Jones
Vincent And Alice

We’re walking through the centered skylight spaces of the mall. I drop back on the cloud-white floor tiles, holding my phone up to record a video. Beautiful in its own way to watch in reality, but when I replay the video, following Alice into a store selling soap, the video doesn’t show Alice, only oval shaped air heat-trembling at the edges. I replay it three times, shocked each time when I’m unable to see her.

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