self-conscious honesty

Brett Sigurdson interviews
Millie Tullis


Our fiction co-editor Brett Sigurdson recently had this exchange with Millie Tullis, our Issue #12 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about the before and after of her essay “The Bees Are All Women,” her time at Utah State, and the chapbook she is working on now… Read more


Small, shocking doses of empathy

Robin Parker interviews
Genevieve Plunkett


Our fiction co-editor, Robin Parker, recently had this exchange with Genevieve Plunkett, our Issue #12 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her development as a writer, her writing process, and the inspiration behind “Get Gregory Out”… Read more


From one surfaced stone to the next

Chris LaMay-West interviews
Darren Morris


Our poetry co-editor Chris LaMay-West recently had this exchange with Darren Morris, our Issue #12 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about the making of metaphor, his progressive loss of vision, grief, and literary influences on his writing…Read more


Poetry Issue #12


By Darren Morris


My mother, who is dead,

has come to ask me questions

about how I am living my own life.

We talk about other things.

She lights another cigarette,

which pours out of her like milk.
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Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction Issue #12

The Bees Are All Women

By Millie Tullis

My naked back is still open to the winter air, and I know Jaden can see its white glow even in the dark as we talk. I feel cold sitting up in the bed. I hold the heavy comforter to my neck and chest and bury my face in it when he speaks. “I think…it should wait…until marriage,” he says…
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Fiction Issue #12

Get Gregory Out

By Genevieve Plunkett

Patty met Gloria through one of those little paper tabs that you have to try to tear upward, so that you don’t lose part of the phone number. She had never liked introductions by phone—all those disembodied shifts in tone, the liftoff of questions that never seemed to settle—but she had taken the number…
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Art Issue #12

Featured Artist oil on canvas   Christopher Volpe