We are excited to release our official nominations for the Pushcart Prize for 2018. These four pieces stood out among our excellent publication list this year for their beauty, poignancy, or lasting resonance. The works we chose to nominate are:…
Being white and having attended a few
racial justice meetings where the talk
is of cultivating authentic relationships
with people of color, I asked a black co-worker
if he’d like to come over for dinner. He answered
The new spring issue is here, listeners! And it’s full of absolutely incredible writing. In this episode of the podcast, we hear author Kirby Wright read from his work, “The Queen of Moloka’i”. We discuss the influence of history in …
I am sitting at McSorley’s
alone. He is late.
Raining, and cabs are scarce,
Notes GIs left before
embarking for Europe,
1917, still stuck behind the bar.
GIs, who never came back
I am …
Maybe the glare is why she scowls as she turns,
the shutter convulsing in the handheld camera
her husband keeps between his open eye and her,
but I’d wager my life that he said something cruel,
focused tight …
A Snapshot of My Grandmother’s Life
Brownie’s on horseback. The ratta-tat-tat of a seaplane spooks her mare, causing them to charge into roadside kiawe. Brownie pulls back hard on the reins. She chose Bella over the …
At Marshall Fields that year
When I was eight,
They took a photograph to make
A doll with my face,
My wavy auburn hair.
I unwrapped that doll
On Christmas day. She had
A wardrobe of clothes
I saw your shadow pass in the high window near La Rue Moufftard. You, his first wife, the baby in your arms waiting, not knowing. I penned run! as the rain drizzled and turned cobblestones to fish scales. …
The streets run parallel. No cross streets, no vanishing point. I toil along a dreary stretch of abandoned warehouses. I want to reach the next street over, where restaurants and theaters gleam like rhinestones. But when I try …
All food is 80 percent water,
a doctor once told me.
When you think about it,
it has to be.
I thought about it:
I didn’t think it had to be.
I’m a theological libertarian:
God could do …
This week we hear Brooke Larson discuss her visually arresting, poetic three-part poem “Tree, a Triptych.” And we talk about the books we’re reading and loving lately with a sports theme, including CONCUSSION by Jeanne Marie Laskas and ALL THE …