The Extra Mile

  Elizabeth Mastrangelo first started writing fiction on her mother’s Canon typewriter thirty-five years ago. These days, she teaches English to ninth and tenth graders and also works as a freelance ghostwriter, copywriter, and editor. Liz holds an MEd and an MA in English from UMass Boston and an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson […]

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Girl Knees

White sheets and a bachelor apartment. He called it a studio. It was: a single Chinese lantern, a mattress on the floor. A blond desk spread with glossy photographs and negatives, proof sheets, still wet-looking. I sat on his bed and opened an art book, his cue to sit by me. He was older and […]

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The Names of Birds

Ryan Bayless lives in Austin, Texas and teaches English and Fine Arts at Texas A&M University-Central Texas where he also serves as editor of The Lookout: A Journal of Literature and the Arts. His poems have appeared in The Wayfarer, Canary, The Aurorean, Tipton Poetry Journal, Wilderness House Literary Review, Right Hand Pointing, Written River, […]

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Sometimes the world

Erol P. Kin is an educator, writer, husband and father in the San Francisco Bay Area. Erol is currently working on a publication written during an unmedicated manic period brought on by undiagnosed bipolar disorder. The title of this manuscript is “Birds in Flight.” Sometimes the world Sometimes the world is too much for him.   The […]

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For Better or Worse

There are days I drag through, head down through the deaths of my red dogs, the oxymoron of religious war, lists of going-extinct songbirds, and the sonic bombardment of whales in war games. These gumbo muds stick in my stout boots, tar-goo I cannot shuck off with knives of steel or wipe clean with rags […]

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A Coven in Essex County | Betta

Below is Part 3 of 18 monthly installments for Visitant. ◄◄  Read the first installment / prologue ◄ Read the previous installment, An Invitation to Tea BETTA Betta said a little prayer with her hand on the door knob. She was not sure she said all the words right, but she also was not sure it mattered. […]

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Untitled #1

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The Nation, Poetry, Osiris, The New Yorker and elsewhere. His most recent collection is Almost Rain, published by River Otter Press (2013). These shelves are used to it, pruned the way stress will age the branches first –you can hear the tree struggling […]

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Epistle to Medea

Helen Park’s work has appeared in BlazeVOX, Sleet Magazine, Inertia Magazine, Cleaver Magazine, Hamilton Stone Review, Yellow as Turmeric, Fragrant as Cloves: A Contemporary Anthology of Asian American Women’s Poetry (Deep Bowl Press, 2008) and others. She is currently working on a novel loosely based upon three legend-worthy and chaotic generations of women in her family.   Epistle to […]

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Brush Strokes

Gareth Culshaw lives in Wales. His first collection of poetry is The Minerout (2018) by Futurecycle. In 2020, his second collection, called Shadows of Tryfan is released. He is currently on an MFA at Manchester Met. His biggest poetry fans are his two dogs, Jasper & Lana. Brush Strokes I flipped the lid the toffee […]

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