Issue 35Kalos Art PrizeNonfiction prize

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Woman in a Bathtub, or On Contemplation

Woman in a Bathtub, or On Contemplation

After a lonely, trying day, a girl has to be allowed some indulgence. Something markedly unproductive. Something she does just…
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Review of Come Landfall, by Roy Hoffman

Review of Come Landfall, by Roy Hoffman

Review by Robert A. Parker This is a heartfelt and beautiful novel whose situation was inspired by a painful memory in…
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Harvesting Eden

Harvesting Eden

Today I stewed up a vat of plums gathered from the arching boughs of our two trees out back. Tomorrow…
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Fare Thee Well

Fare Thee Well

I claimed a corner of our piano last month, propped up my laptop and let the YouTube algorithms play a…
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Hunger for the Absolute: Review of Metaphysical Dog, by Frank Bidart

Hunger for the Absolute: Review of Metaphysical Dog, by Frank Bidart

Review by Aaron Brown One more poem, one more book in which you figure out how to  make something out…
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Fifty Shades of Atticus Finch

Fifty Shades of Atticus Finch

When I found out that Harper Lee was publishing another book, I think I squealed out loud. I’m nerdy, not…
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