When you stop breathing, all that you have been is forgotten in all that you become: a reason to hold hands, a ghost to pray for.
The same moment a girl I thought I loved forwarded me
a Powerpoint presentation entitled “Former Portland Trail Blazers
And Their Nicknames in High School.” Hmmm, okay.
Darius Miles: Free Hat. Zach Randolph: The Sixth Sense.
Clyde Drexler: Clyde The Wyde. It turns out he had a weight issue.
It turns out Skip To My Lou was really his porn name. And I saw
there everything he’d ever made. And of course, Kobe Bryant
hates women. It says so on a billboard in Biloxi as my dad drives
me to Mexico to live with my new family. I’ve been traded, he says.
Literary magazines are the legend to the map of American letters.
What is the wider cultural influence of literary magazines? To be certain, I am not sure there needs to be one.
You have the entire month of August to enter Black Warrior Review’s ninth-annual poetry, fiction, and nonfiction contest. All entrants will receive a one year subscription to the magazine, and the winners of each genre will receive a $1,000 prize as well as publication in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue.
In Ireland writers tend to worry about getting published, but being translated is almost as big a problem, as Irish-language writers will endorse, and bigger still for non-English language writers. And it’s not until you travel abroad that you fully realise it.
There was a meteor shower and he stood out in it trying to catch the passing light. There was a meteor shower and she stayed inside with tape over her eyes and mouth. There was a meteor shower and it rained down on all of the rooftops with shards of sparkle and hissing pops.