Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press 2010) and the forthcoming essay collection, Abandon Me (Bloomsbury 2017). Her work has been widely anthologized and appears in publications including Tin House, Granta, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Glamour, Guernica, Post Road, Salon, The New York Times, Hunger Mountain, Portland Review, Dissent, The […]Read more "The Holy Destroyer"
Reckoning Men finger pockets, lick lips, squint into the bright light of too much possibility. Women narrow eyes like foxes guarding layers. The world has become Winter. They read about growing tomatoes, generators; watching the headlines and the skylines, skittish, waiting. Storms in the sun, holes in the sky. Your father holds his bible, looking […]Read more "Reckoning"
You did not eat dirt today. Perhaps tomorrow. Victory is one thin nacre coat on one grain of effort. Remember the mare’s beauty. She sweat more than you did. Look ahead to kittens and dogs and the feasts of wild crows. These too know dirt that you will eat. All living taste dusty race tracks […]Read more "Poem to Myself After Winning the Horse Race at Age Eleven"
Zoé Besmond de Senneville is a French actress, poet and model from Paris. She discovered writing while training as an actor. For her, acting and writing come from the same source of creation: her body. She likes to write as an actress is present onstage, without control, with her skin and blood. “Diary of My […]Read more "What Am I Made Of"
Amber D. Tran graduated from West Virginia University in 2012, where she specialized in lyrical non-fiction and contemporary poetry. She is addicted to League of Legends and hates ranch dressing. Her work has been featured in Calliope, Sonic Boom Journal, Spry Literary Journal, and more. Her first novel, Moon River, was released in September. She currently […]Read more "Pearl"
Angelo Silvio Vasta is a New York-based filmmaker from Milan, Italy. His work explores the infinite ways choreography and performance can be expressed through moving images. In the past years he has produced a series of short dance films for dance companies and individual dancers both in New York City and abroad. His work includes […]Read more "Painting in Motion"
Megan E. Freeman’s debut poetry collection, Lessons on Sleeping Alone, was published in 2015 by Liquid Light Press. She has been published in literary anthologies and educational journals, and her poetry has been selected as texts for compositions commissioned by the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Ars Nova Singers. Megan holds degrees from Occidental College and […]Read more "Giving Way to Longing"
Thom Young is a writer from Texas. His work has been in Poetry Quarterly, The Commonline Journal, 3am magazine, Crack the Spine, Word Riot, 48th Street Press, and many other places. A 2008 Million Writers Award nominee for his story “Perico.” The Beach lying on the beach with the ocean running in and out of her […]Read more "The Beach"
Below is Part 1 of 23 monthly installments for Visitant. ◄◄ Read the prologue / introduction: Meet Agnes Person Free Sample This is a city Saint Valentine forgot, thinks Agnes Person, as February rains slam the bus. Her shoes and socks are soaked with slush, but her long hair has stayed dry under a heavy hooded cape. Agnes […]Read more "Agnes Person | Free Sample"
Below is an introduction to the serialized novella, Agnes Person by Charlotte M. Porter in 23 monthly installments for Visitant beginning Tuesday, February 14th. Meet Agnes Person Hello, I’m Jena, happily married nurse, and I’m Bea, divorced public accountant. We’ve dropped in to recommend our friend Agnes Person, a spirit free as sunny skies over foothills of […]Read more "Meet Agnes Person"