“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

“Persephone Suite” by Karen Henry

Today, Lise Quintana and Kolleen Carney-Hoepfner explore “Persephone Suite” by Karen Henry, submitted to Zoetic Press for the Viable chapbook series. Persephone’s Report For days before I had sad dreams of lost friends betraying me. That day I went out to win. One flower led to another fragrance of narcisus led me on. I turned … Read More

“Where Girls Go” by Catherine Chen

Today, Lise Quintana and Kolleen Carney-Hoepfner explore “Where Girls Go,” by Catherine Chen, submitted to Zoetic Press for the Viable chapbook series. i. At the airport I begin reading Carnival and Cannibal and almost immediately my body shuts down. How do you describe a cringe in reaction to the punchline of a joke that has … Read More

“The Falling” by Shawn Anto

Today, Lise Quintana and Mateo Lara examine “The Falling” by Shawn Anto, submitted to Rabid Oak Literary Journal. After the movie ‘First Reformed’ Fatality is laborious in God, hold hands out tethered to the crown, scourged in thorns Plummet down, mother…father forgive Forgive them—the mind is deteriorating asking for relief Blood run down painting the … Read More

“A U R O R A” by Luca Bevacqua

Today, Lise Quintana and Kevin Sharp explore “A U R O R A” by Luca Bevacqua, submitted to Zoetic Press for the Viable chapbook series. Before the text, we’d like to included a note from the submitter. I’d like to say some things about A U R O R A. I’m sure you noticed some of … Read More

“growth” by Kassandra Wolfe

Today, Lise Quintana and Kevin Sharp explore “growth” by Kassandra Wolfe, submitted to Zoetic Press for the Viable chapbook series. memory [peering through the bathroom door] my first memory is of my mother as I peer through the bathroom door she sits on the edge of the cracked white tub plyers in hand, a towel … Read More