Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Rack, fiction by Mather Schneider

I need­ed to make a rack for the back of my old green truck, so I bought these 2 X 12 boards, treat­ed cedar, from the lum­ber yard. I was from Chica­go, new to Arkansas, but I was learn­ing my … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Mountaintop Removal Myth: a summary

From Beth Welling­ton at the Guardian. CNN cor­re­spon­dent Soledad O'Brien's recent piece on moun­tain­top removal (MTR) in the Appalachi­an moun­tains has the trou­bling title, "Steady job or healthy envi­ron­ment: what [sic] would you choose?" How about we choose both? In any case, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Poems by Dennis Mahagin

Blues For Bil­ly C I'm used to being fucked but it's not what you think; flip me a cou­ple bucks? I won't trip, I don't drink. A show­er of vio­let misty steam feels good. Costs four bucks at Pilot truck­stop … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Interview with Verless Doran

Ver­less Doran lives and writes in the hills of East Ten­nessee. His works have appeared in The Smok­ing Poet, Hero­in Love Songs, Lit Up Mag­a­zine, The Suisun Val­ley Review, Prick of the Spin­dle Press, Dogz­plot Lit­er­ary Jour­nal, and Riverbab­ble Jour­nal. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Black Coffee, fiction by Dena Rash Guzman

1- If you were sit­ting here with me and I closed my eyes and asked you what col­or they are, you wouldn't know. You don't see me. The oth­er boy who loves me, I don't love him. I don't love … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Mather Schneider Interview Reposted

Math­er Schnei­der is a 40-year-old cab dri­ver from Tuc­son, Ari­zona. He is hap­pi­ly mar­ried to a sexy Mex­i­can woman. His poet­ry and prose have appeared in the small press since 1993. He has one full-length book out by Inte­ri­or Noise … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Waiting for the Man, fiction by Don Jennings

He didn't flinch when the met­al roof popped on the far side of the trail­er. Just kept look­ing out­side, eyes lev­el, gaze steady. Fin­ger­tips rest­ing light­ly on the win­dowsill.  Cops has been watch­ing Lester from the pine for­est out back … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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First Water, fiction by Court Merrigan

  The sand­cher­ries and chokecher­ries are in full blos­som in their ordered rows along the bound­aries of the set-aside and in irreg­u­lar swathes branch­ing into the grass, erect blos­soms at full atten­tion to the sun and the bees at them … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Back on Track

Well, the site is up now, and I plan on new content–interviews, fic­tion, essays–here in the next few days. One of the ways I used my free time in the last month or so is to read. I will have … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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