“Under the Influence of the Internet” by Eric Forsbergh

Today, Lise and Kolleen Carney Hoepfner explore “Under the Influence of the Internet” by Eric Forsbergh, submitted to Zoetic Press for Issue #19 of NonBinary Review. Calf deep through roiling surf I wade.                     Elsewhere, fixated millions   plash in electron’s froth as well. Opaque foam bursts against my legs,   pippling away as evanescent lace. I reach out … Read More

“Three Parts” by Simona Zaretsky

Today, Lise and Kevin explore “Three Parts” by Simona Zaretsky, submitted to Zoetic Press for NonBinary Review #19: Dante’s Inferno. The bone bowl cradled the melted flesh like jazz music in autumn heat. The air hummed like California rain. The stars perched on the horizon. The sun rose like a question. He watched the moon … Read More

“Turkish Fruit” by Jennifer Tonge

Today, Lise and Kolleen Carney-Hoepfner explore “Turkish Fruit” by Jennifer Tonge, submitted to Zoetic Press for its Viable chapbook series. Apple Endlessly you hang among our minds’ boughs, light-limned; your skins glow golden, blushed, and red. Magic you promise, wisdom, riches, health; all those things after which we reach and reach. Apricot Keep to yourself … Read More

“Reynolds’ Tale” by Adrian Ludens

Today, Lise and Kevin explore “Reynold’s Tale” by Adrian Ludens, submitted to NonBinary Review Issue #12: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. It has been written that there are secrets which should never be shared. I am in partial agreement with this assessment. Men and women die daily and nightly, guilt gnawing away at their … Read More

“Land Animal” by Daniela Buccili

Today, Lise and Kolleen Carney-Hoepfner explore “Land Animal” by Daniela Buccilli, submitted to Zoetic Press for its Viable chapbook series. Eco-suicide Doctors prescribed eight ounces a day. We had so much water. The sleepy centipede drank drips from the basement laundry tub. I showered daily under a shower head of brontosaurus grace. Water gave us … Read More

“Absurd” by Caleb Alexander

Today, Lise and Kolleen Carney-Hoepfner explore “Absurd” by Caleb Alexander, submitted to Zoetic Press for the Viable chapbook series. Yodeling Yogi “What are your intentions today?” She asks and pauses for 5 seconds, like that’s enough time, or that there is enough time. What are my intentions today? I intend to become immortal, so that … Read More

“The Strange Foresight of Madame Le Fèy” by Marta Tanrikulu

Today, Lise Quintana and Kevin Sharp explore “The Strange Foresight of Madame Le Fèy” by Marta Tanrikulu, submitted to NonBinary Review #12: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. “Madame La Feè, Psychic,” the sign proclaimed to French Quarter tourists and locals alike. “Specializing in Tarot, Palmistry, Horoscopes and Voodoo.” Potted ferns hung in profusion from … Read More

Three Pieces from “A Wrinkle in Time”

Today, Lise Quintana and Kevin Sharp explore three pieces submitted for NonBinary Review Issue #17, A Wrinkle in Time: “Time Wrinkle” by Amanda Rodriguez, “Wrinkles” by America DeGraw, and “Other Mother” by Gita Ralleigh. Time Wrinkle by Amanda Rodriguez When I think of A Wrinkle in Time, it summons up my father’s voice. His precise cadence, his … Read More

“nervous habits” by Cara Neel

Today, Lise Quintana and Kolleen Hoepfner explore “nervous habits” by Cara Neel, submitted to Zoetic Press for its Viable chapbook series. I’ll be fine I call a friend I haven’t seen in a while and she asks me if the pills are working. I tell her I’m not happier but I think I am less … Read More

“Alice Great and Small” by Tom Crosbie

Today, Lise Quintana and Kolleen Hoepfner explore “Alice Great and Small” by Tom Crosbie, submitted to Zoetic Press for its Viable chapbook series. A Short Dialogue Between Alice and Her Rimpoche Rimpoche: flesh is the death magnet in car-magnetic flesh in cherry blossom time in cross-the-median time central reserve [ENTER ALICE] Alice: apologies I arrived … Read More