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Christine Rhein: The President’s Clothes

the drape made to cover any backside,
the pleats to hide extra-
deep pockets. Of course, you can take it
to the bank.

January 11, 2021 · 3 Comments

Jose Padua: Stray Cats and the Prospect of Evenings Illuminated by the Full Moon

I wonder about things that may one day rise slowly
from beneath dry, brown grass; the beautiful sights
made visible by the drifting off of clouds, and the
slow telling of tall tales under the hunter’s full moon.

January 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

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December 26, 2020 · 6 Comments

Michael Simms: Civilization and Her Discontents

On the morning of the important day, Civilization woke up on the wrong side of bed again, rolled over and fell on the floor.

December 19, 2020 · 22 Comments

David Huddle: What is Unknown

When I tell her I’ve fallen for What Is Unknown, my mother’s face brightens. “She’ll be a good girlfriend for you,” my mother says. “Not stuck up like that trashy Well Known.

December 17, 2020 · 3 Comments

Abby Zimet: Nothing To See Here, Just Marauding Neo-Fascists Wearing Frocks

It seems things here in the apocalypse can always get weirder.

December 15, 2020 · 3 Comments

Michael Simms: André Breton and the Birth of Surrealism

The Poem was worried. He’d heard rumors of Rondels in other lands being infested with illogic, and there was no known cure.

December 12, 2020 · 13 Comments

Paul Hostovsky: Wording

Cynosure, gravid, pabulum–
just three of the many
unusual specimens
I’d been lucky enough to glimpse
in the last few days.

December 8, 2020 · 4 Comments

Video: How I became 100 artists

Watch this funny, mind-bending talk to see the explosion of creativity and diversity of skills a single artist is capable of.

December 5, 2020 · 2 Comments

Video: Did you just lose an election? We’re here to help.

You could always try again in 2024 — as long your parole board agrees.

November 19, 2020 · 3 Comments

Julie Bruck: The Latest Dictator

The President is believed to be hiding in the basement. —BBC News

November 16, 2020 · 3 Comments

Abby Zimet: The Mad Toddler Rages on

Please DON’T call this number (800) 895–4152 as a prank. It’s the new Trump Campaign Hotline for reporting voter fraud. Two previous numbers have had to be disconnected because of all you Dems trying to be funny. As we all know, Trump having a tantrum after losing the election is not funny.

November 12, 2020 · 2 Comments

Meg Pokrass: The Interruption

I’ll do the liberating for both of us, doll, he says.

November 9, 2020 · 1 Comment

Video: Club des Belugas | Straight to Memphis| Brenda Boykin

In this wildly original montage, Club Des Belugas pays tribute to African American entertainers in mid-century Hollywood.

November 7, 2020 · 1 Comment

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