“To Break Our Backs With It” by Brendan Walsh

Today, Lise Quintana and Joey Gould explore “To Break Our Backs With It,” by Brendan Walsh, submitted to The Golden Walkman. Look—the ground bows to us. Dirt mends itself around the world we’ve planted inside Earth we grew from. But ground gives toil, gifts only once broken—a draft mule pushed toward numb-insanity, feeding hands it hates. … Read More

“Namesake” by Abigail Ashing

Today, Lise Quintana and Kolleen Carney explore “Namesake,” by Abigail Ashing, submitted for NonBinary Review‘s Issue #10, Alice in Wonderland. Alice had lost something, or gained it, she hadn’t decided. There were stretch marks now over old scars. A firm, taut body grown soft. Ephemeral changes, all. All but one. Her cawing heart, crow-black and … Read More

“The Poet as Fool” by Sally Zakariya

Today, Lise Quintana and Selena Chambers explore “The Poet as Fool” by Sally Zakariyas, submitted for Issue #12, Edgar Allan Poe. For Zak, with lines from “The Purloined Letter”  Not altogether a fool, said pseudonymous G. in the Poe story, but then he is a poet, which I take to be only one remove             … Read More