Feels Like Failure, Every Time: Gun violence, superheroes and saving the supervillain

By Victor D. Infante


There is a level where the very phrase “mass shooting” has become stripped of its shock value. A school in Florida or Connecticut, a movie theater in Colorado, a church in South Carolina, a country … Continue reading

‘So, uhm, how do you write a poem?’: The First Part of Our ‘Gauntlet’ Advice On Writing Series

By Sam Cha, David Lehman, Ellyn Maybe, Mindy Nettifee, Amber Tamblyn, Cecilia Woloch and Robert Wynne


From The Editor: When we first announced our yearlong writing challenge, The Gauntlet, we were pleased to find interest from many fiction … Continue reading

‘Stronger Speaking Together’: Our 2017 Pushcart Prize Nominees …

It’s difficult to recall a time when reading the news wasn’t painful. Indeed, if there was ever such a time, it might bear some responsibility for the state of the world today: How much has been dredged up into our … Continue reading