Poetry & Fiction

We have maintained a fine record of published poetry in our print issue, selected by poetry editor Joshua Weiner, but in recent years have not been able to spare the space for fiction. With this new web magazine, we are delighted to have room once more for fiction selected by our new fiction editor Joshua Bernstein. Read our submission guidelines here. Please submit poetry and fiction via our online submissions site.

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Poetry

New Poems from Ari Banias: “An Arrow” and “Bouquet”
by Ari Banias
“An Arrow” Too often I’d like some direction but am ashamed of this fact, still I ask for it, men are supposed be bad at admitting they’re lost though why men agree to fulfill this is lost on me. Who …
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Fiction

Jacobs, the Jew
by Robert Sachs
Jacobs knew he was different: after his bar mitzvah he left all that mishigas behind. He looked at himself now simply as an American. He even thought about changing his name, but he knew it would kill his father.
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Fiction

Instinct: Ernst, Estelle, Buffy, the Birds, and the Rat
by Annie Dawid
Sixty-seven is not young, after all, though it is a ridiculous age at which to undergo a divorce; he simply refused.
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Fiction

Galjonen
by Aida Bagić
It was one of Majda’s don’t-know-how-many attempts to land a job. After an entire week of visiting cafés and all the other glassed-in spaces, and hoping that two young foreigners who didn’t possess the language or any special skills wouldn’t …
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The Human Body in extremis: Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children at the Berliner Ensemble
by Joshua Weiner
I was in Berlin last October by design.  The original plan was to turn up the heat studying German, work on some translations, reconnect with friends, and move deeper into the city’s jagged, darker spaces.  By August it was clear …
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Fiction

Last Days on Planet Ella
by Jay Shearer
I know she loves me. She’s told me as much. And I’ve tried my best to love her back, and I do—or have.
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Poetry

Journey
by Admiel Kosman
by Admiel Kosman We fastened ourselves to the holy texts and witnessed wonders, great was the city that lay before us lights stretched like ornamental carpets at night when we entered this cartoon city within the holy texts we saw …
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Books

The Short Crappy Life of Walter J. Palmer, or, The Oddities of American Wealth
by Joshua Bernstein
Anyone who has followed the demise of Cecil, the African lion, and Walter J. Palmer, his American slayer, can't help but be struck by the parallels with Hemingway’s classic story, “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” where a wealthy but timid American bumbles around the African savannah under the protection of a guide, procures a few hides, and ultimately meets his demise.
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Fiction

Time Between Trains
by Anthony Bukoski
Now in a gusty April...she sat in the place where roads cross, the lonely four corners where, with nothing stopping it, the wind sweeps along without regard for anything.
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Books

In Search of the Thing-Itself
by Michael LaPointe
The Complete Stories Clarice Lispector Translated from the Portuguese by Katrina Dodson Edited and introduced by Benjamin Moser New Directions, 2015 “I have found one contemporary I like,” Elizabeth Bishop wrote from Rio de Janeiro. “She has a wonderful name—Clarice …
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