As school starts again and the summer is swept up into fall, there’s no mistake that Virgo season is in full swing; what better time to present a neat & tidy weekly roundup to share work from the previous week (and sometimes further back) that you may have missed? Every Friday morning I’ll be sharing poetry, prose, and other art from the week before that you do not want to miss.
- Crab Fat Magazine has a new issue out featuring writing by Linette Reeman:“i have thrown up three times that day already and/you wanted to make sure i could hear in your voice how much you didn’t care anymore/the waning sun-light drenches my pores and everyone sees me how you do.”
- Danielle Pafunda’s poetry in the latest issue of The Tiny: “I asked to be bride-dissolved I asked to be sick and then / well, on shore I couldn’t / explain that my heart was a hospital in a hospital gown in a hospital I couldn’t explain that pain / was sex and you had both when you had me I couldn’t explain what I had done”
- Poetry by Benjamin Garcia in The Boston Review: “In the language of flowers // I am the one who says // fuck you”
- Poetry by Logan February in Agbowo Journal: “i understand that someone / has to die for me to be free / i just think that someone / is too often me”
- HOW TO AVOID A HAUNTING by Terry Abrahams on The Wanderer: “here in the dark / we don’t need to be boys / we can be better”
- Southern Humanities Review’s Undocumented Writers feature, edited by Christopher Soto and featuring work by Claudia D. Hernandez: “We didn’t bathe / in the // river. / Instead, we floated like thin paper boats, tanned by / the sun.”
- New blog post on Unpretentious Blabberings A blog about Victorian Literature, Masculinity, Music, Film, and Me on cross-dressing rioters and cultural memory
- Kolleen Carney on abuses against women in the literary community
- “My 99-Cent Novel. How I Feel About Seeing my Book on the Discount Rack,” by Daniel Chacon
- A piece on Martín Ramirez, a Mexican immigrant who was institutionalized for over 30 years and now heralded as one of the best 20th century artists
Stephanie Kaylor is a writer from upstate New York. She holds a MA in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University at Albany and is currently finishing a MA in Philosophy at the European Graduate School. Stephanie is Managing Editor for Five:2:One Magazine and Reviews Editor for Glass: A Journal of Poetry. Her poetry has appeared in journals including Queen Mob’s Teahouse, BlazeVOX, The Willow Review, and Yes, Poetry.