New Issue Released

Volume 6, Issue 1 is now availble to read. Essays by Gillilian Haines, Bari Benjamin, and Jeanne Powell, among others.Vol_6_Issue_1.png

Featured Essays:

"Irretrievable Breakdown" by Anya Liftig

Remembering a desperate winter in "the greatest city in the world".

More Recent Essays:

"Stacey" Louis Gallo recalls "first love".

"Taylor's Drain" Joy Weitzel goes in search of her ancestors.

"Midnight Stops" Eugene Durante remembers a night when "stop and frisk" was replaced with simple kindness.

"Taking Refuge" Marjorie Maddow shares an encounter with the nearby wild and contemplates refuge.

"Vanishing" Siri Liv Myhrom encounters loss through a many-layered conversation with grief.

"Masters of Universes" Ryan Harper explores the "heroic" nature of belief.

"Tough Guy" Darryl Graff says farewell to his father.

"Fanning the Flames" Shira Sebban fondly remembers her accomplished and devoted grandfather.

"I Met My Mother's Body at Loehmann's" Jan Zlotnik Schmidt remembers her mother and their frequent visits to Loehmann's dressing room.

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Winter/Spring Issue Released:

2016: Volume 6, Issue 1. Read it now!


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