I’ve hesitated to view porn flicks, name a dog Beverly, or chew lobster without uttering a prayer.
There was, above all the others, Nora. Because of our shared history of kidding around, we could make each other crack up across a conference room just by lifting eyebrows at the right moment in a boring business meeting.
by Jordan Rizzeri
When I pass the large, green sign on the New York State Thruway that says “Leatherstocking Region,” I know I am halfway.
by George Drew
There is much to recommend the poems in Neil Shepard’s just-released collection, Hominid Up
: their beautiful lyricism, their range, and their sheer poetic intelligence.
The Poisonwood Bible is a masterful example of a tale unfolding from unique perspectives.
And she could sing like birds: like nightingale, like whippoorwill, like western meadowlark, her voice so pure, like dawn-light, like twilight, like golden vegas, streams of light, golden fingers from the clouds.
What kind of woman would write an essay from the point of view of a female orgasm? That would be Gina Barreca, feminist humor scholar, humorist, philosopher and all round gadfly.
Poems are hardly written on the first try just as they are hardly understood with one read. This part is paramount; there is a responsibility on behalf of the poet and reader to do the work.
by Rachel Adams
There in the night, alert, an image of the melancholic love / that I had left up north spread in my mind / like ice into the corners of a windowpane.
by Dr. Donna Roberts
Did you have a favorite bedtime story as a child? I loved the fairy tale Snow White
. My mother, on the other hand, was not so thrilled about reading it to me every night.