Monthly Archives: July 2016

I Hear You Weeping, fiction by Robb T. White

Jimmy Shannon from Sheboygan, as he liked to introduce himself to people who came into his bar, had never been to Wisconsin in his life. He’d done time for check forgery in Michigan and three years in Pennsylvania for hustling … Continue reading

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The Last Thanksgiving, poem by Taylor Collier

first appeared in Tar River Poetry Spring 2010 During dinner my uncle’s behind the house helping a heifer through her first delivery. Inside, dry turkey, hot dinner rolls. The heifer’s cries bellowing through the house. Green beans, sweet potatoes, and … Continue reading

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A Redneck Eats Thai Food, essay by William Matthew McCarter

I can still remember those dark days–not long ago–when you couldn’t hang out with a group of grad students at a university campus without someone saying “Let’s go get some ethnic food”–like they had just smoked a bourgeois blunt and … Continue reading

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Two Poems, by Adrian C. Louis

Invisible Places of Refuge Deep inside myself, I am running out of places to hide. I am an old man, a dirty old man & the world we knew is fading fast away. I cannot say how I became covered … Continue reading

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Brothers, fiction by Juan Ochoa

It was a big family. So much so that Ama Quina was still having babies when her oldest children started families of their own. The initial significance of this overlapping was that Ama Quina functioned as wet nurse for her … Continue reading

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Dot the I’s and Cross the T’s , poem by Joy Bowman

On her deathbed she asks me if I can still play the piano, and begins to sing of jasper roads. I search the linen for forgotten crochet needles she swears are under the cushions.   Her hands never stop moving, … Continue reading

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The Deep Roots of White Trash: A Review by Kate Tuttle

“Americans like the rhetoric of equality but they don’t like it when it’s real.” Nancy Isenberg’s book “White Trash” begins by looking at the characters in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Both the book and the movie play with the divide … Continue reading

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