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Hash Marked by Jordan Escobar

Hash Marked By Jordan Escobar Toothless and hungry, he wakes in the back of his truck. The sky remains broken on grimy windows, as he rubs sensation back into his stubbled jaw. This day and this day again. The pops and aches of his discarded body remembering its own vulnerabilities.…

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The Last Frozen Tundra by Brian Chander Wiora

Brian Chander Wiora is a poet from Dallas, Texas. He was a Creative Writing Teaching Fellow at Columbia University, where he graduated with an MFA in Poetry in 2020. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Literary Review, The Florida Review, Gulf Stream Magazine, and other places.…

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Parable by J. Bruce Fuller

J. Bruce Fuller is a Louisiana native. His chapbooks include The Dissenter’s Ground, Lancelot, and Flood, and his poems have appeared at The Southern Review, Crab Orchard Review, McNeese Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, and Louisiana Literature, among others. He has received scholarships from Bread Loaf, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and…

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Christmas Eve, 2016 by Joshua Nguyen

Joshua Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American writer, a collegiate national poetry slam champion (CUPSI), and a native Houstonian. He has received fellowships from Kundiman, Sundress Academy For The Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. He has been published in The Offing, Wildness, Button Poetry, The Texas Review, Auburn Avenue, Crab Orchard…

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The Unexpected Dryness of a Lemon Poppy Scone by Jacob Ginsberg

The Unexpected Dryness of a Lemon Poppy Scone By Jacob Ginsberg Eight pages into Arundhati Roy’s God of Small Things, after being stunned to find I’ve somehow plagiarized a book I’ve never opened, I linger over the text on Sophie Mol’s tombstone: A SUNBEAM LENT TO US TOO BRIEFLY; I…

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Two Poems by Raye Hendrix

Raye Hendrix is a poet from Alabama. She earned her BA and MA from Auburn University and her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Raye is the winner of the Keene Prize for Literature (2019), the Patricia Aakhus Award given by Southern Indiana Review (2018), and the New…

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The Diehards by Matthew Kenerly

The Diehards by Matthew Kenerly San Jose State Spartans (3-8, 2-5 Mountain West) vs. Fresno State Bulldogs (1-10, 0-7 MW) November 26, 2016 – Bulldog Stadium (41,031) – Fresno, California – 12:30 PM PT Nothing lasts forever, not even unparalleled humiliation. That such embarrassments on occasion come to an end…

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Consider the Pass Rusher by Terry Horstman

Consider the Pass Rusher By Terry Horstman 2007 NFL Season – Week One – Atlanta at Minnesota – Vikings lead 24-3 – Falcons have the ball, 1st & 10 at the Vikings’ 23 with one second left in the 4th quarter Consider the pass rusher. A pass rusher’s prowess is…

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Mister Average by Eric P. Mueller

Mister Average (or, A Properly Forged Sword) By Eric P. Mueller Silence, rare on the football field, usually occurs with gasps, like after the hardest collisions, or, in a moments of loss when the team scores, a player is injured, or you lose the game. That’s probably why my silence…

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Mascot by Beth McMurray

Mascot By Beth McMurray My mom had postpartum depression. Not the baby blues type, but the type where she took off and left and went back to Tennessee, to the parts where trailer trash fit right in, leaving my dad and me living in a house atop a liquor store…

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