The Old Country

May 13, 2016 Anonymous 0

Family habits are hard to quit. Cycles move through us and are passed down; we all carry our own portion of psychological damage, the inherited limitations that shape our existence. Our individual share of what […]

Pretty Painted Picture

October 14, 2014 admin 0

When I look in the mirror, I see his face. All his distinct features right there in front of me, staring right back. The deep, dark eyes. The high cheekbones. Sometimes I see the belt […] […]

Phone Therapy and Other Poems

August 3, 2014 Ellen Bass 0

We’re delighted to feature in this issue four poems by the award-winning poet Ellen Bass. In the below bouquet of poems, Bass explores the experiences of witnessing and intervening in the lives of those around […]

Aftermath

April 14, 2014 admin 0

Suicide is less an act than a tale of the soul. – M. Jouhandeau Since far back into the recesses of time, women have washed their man’s body, preparing him for the grave; they have […] […]

Misdiagnosed

January 28, 2014 Adam A. Neal 0

“Fucking, fucking, fucking, fucking.” With each swear, the scissor blade hit my arms, but the pain never surfaced. I was already in too much pain for it to matter. “Fucking, fucking, fucking, fucking.” I cursed […] […]

Silent Body, Speaking Body

July 8, 2013 Anonymous 0

[The following is an excerpt from the second edition of Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction edited by Sabrina Chap with the kind permission of Seven Stories Press.]  It’s my first month teaching dance at […] […]

The Old Country

January 7, 2013 Anonymous 0

Family habits are hard to quit. Cycles move through us and are passed down; we all carry our own portion of psychological damage, the inherited limitations that shape our existence. Our individual share of what […] […]